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  • BOBBY BROOM

    BOBBY BROOM

    Soul Fingers Veteran jazz guitarist Bobby Broom combines his jazz pedigree with his love of the pop tunes he grew up with in the ‘60s
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  • BILL EVANS

    BILL EVANS

    THE EAST END feat. Etienne Mbappe, Wolfgang Haffner & WDR Big Band Cologne, arranged and conducted by Michael Abene The Cologne Stadtgarten venue was crammed
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  • LIEBMAN & BEIRACH

    LIEBMAN & BEIRACH

    ETERNAL VOICES This release celebrates the 50th year anniversary of Lieb and I meeting, playing and recording our music together. It has been an amazing
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  • STEPS AHEAD

    STEPS AHEAD

    Steppin’ Out Like Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers from another era, Steps Ahead is a longstanding institution of higher education that has graduated a
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  • BOB BROOKMEYER – JIM HALL – MEL LEWIS

    BOB BROOKMEYER – JIM HALL – MEL LEWIS

    w/WDR BIG BAND COLOGNE On The Way To The Sky Sag mir, wie du heißt, und ich sag dir, wie und was du spielst. Namen
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  • MICHAEL VILLMOV'S KÖLN BIG BAND

    MICHAEL VILLMOV'S KÖLN BIG BAND

    1987-1990 Let’s face it. Not everybody hearing the name Cologne Big Band immediately thinks of Michael Villmow’s KölnBigBand. It seems certain that a Cologne Big
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  • JAN FELIX MAY

    JAN FELIX MAY

    RED MESSIAH Jan Felix May is part of a generation of musicians who are not afraid to cross stylistic boundaries. The motto is to establish
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  • POOGIE BELL BAND

    POOGIE BELL BAND

    Exhibition Continues A longtime rhythmic right hand man for bass great Marcus Miller, as well as a reliable sideman to the likes of Stanley Clarke,
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  • DAVE LIEBMAN

    DAVE LIEBMAN

    FIRE w/ DAVE HOLLAND  JACK DEJOHNETTE  KENNY WERNER The Elements: Fire The four elements found in the natural world (Air, Fire, Water, Earth) represent the
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  • METRO

    METRO

    BIG BAND BOOM Chuck Loeb, Mitchel Forman, Wolfgang Haffner w/ WDR Big Band Cologne, arr. and cond. Bby Michael Abene  Once upon a time there
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  • RICHIE BEIRACH

    RICHIE BEIRACH

    INBORN with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum, John Scofield This recording, done in 1989 in New York City at Clinton Studios demonstrates some of the  essence
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  • ULLA HAESEN

    ULLA HAESEN

    RIO    For centuries, the world's best musicians have built bridges between cultures. They cross borders, blur lines between our similarities and differences, and bring
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  • VINCE MENDOZA

    VINCE MENDOZA

    w/WDR BIG BAND HOMECOMING Homecoming. It is hardly surprising that several jazz compositions are known by this name. Especially for the continuously travelling improvisers, those
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  • PBUG

    PBUG

    STAND UP Undoubtedly, PBUG, the UK’s hottest Funk sensation, are at the forefront of the New Wave of Funk & Soul. Since its formation in
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  • MOKHTAR SAMBA

    MOKHTAR SAMBA

    MUSIQUE D´AFRIQUE At the end of August 2015 the WDR Big Band ignited an impressive acoustic fireworks of African timbres and rhythms at the Cologne
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  • JESSE MILLINER

    JESSE MILLINER

    Thinking Out Loud The high art of modern composition, in jazz and beyond As good as new When did it actually begin? And with whom?
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  • RANDY BRECKER

    RANDY BRECKER

    ROCKS Brecker is still one of the best trumpet players in the world. “You must never stop to devote yourself to your musical instrument of
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  • LULA GALVAO

    LULA GALVAO

    ALEGRIA DE VIVER ‘Alegria de Viver’ is the new solo-album by Lula Galvāo. From my point of view, Lula Galvão is Brazil’s most authentic, varied and
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  • RANDY BRECKER & ADA ROVATTI

    RANDY BRECKER & ADA ROVATTI

    BRECKER PLAYS ROVATTI – SACRED BOND Husband & Wife Team of Randy Brecker and Ada Rovatti Join Forces on New CD Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond
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  • BILL LAURANCE & WDR Big Band

    BILL LAURANCE & WDR Big Band

    BILL LAURANCE & WDR Big Band Köln, conducted by Bob Mintzer Live at the Philharmonie, Cologne A charter member of the three-time Grammy Award winnig, internationally acclaimed
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  • JIM BEARD & JON HERINGTON

    JIM BEARD & JON HERINGTON

    Chunks and Chairknobs It’s only natural that pianist Jim Beard and guitarist Jon Herington would strike the kind of special accord heard throughout this intimate
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  • TRILOK GURTU

    TRILOK GURTU

    God Is A Drummer THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY MASTER DRUMMER TRILOK GURTU Throughout his illustrious career, master drummer and world music pioneer Trilok Gurtu
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  • SHAWN MAXWELL

    SHAWN MAXWELL

    Millstream A spirited free-thinker and committed non-conformist, saxophonist-composer Shawn Maxwell is clearly courting another kind of muse. “Jackie McLean and Cannonball Adderley are two of
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Onkel Pö

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  • LOUISIANA RED

    LOUISIANA RED

    At Home away from Home It was certainly not the case that Hannover suddenly had become one of the world’s blues-metropolis – but surprisingly enough, in
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  • JAMES BOOKER

    JAMES BOOKER

    The good ‘bad’ Spirit of Blues We can only guess, if the local yellow press sent a journalist to “Onkel Pö’s Carnegie Hall” on October
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  • LOUIS HAYES/JUNIOR COOK

    LOUIS HAYES/JUNIOR COOK

    Songs for the Father When he turned 80 himself, the drummer Louis Hayes once - and with renewed enthusiasm - remembered the master of jazz, to whom
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  • TIMELESS ALLSTARS

    TIMELESS ALLSTARS

    Timeless Energy Initially, the name was meant literally – the music produced by this ensemble should be timeless; one should be able to listen to it
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  • ESTHER PHILLIPS

    ESTHER PHILLIPS

    Evocating Ghosts The voice of this singer seemed to originate in another world. Perhaps it was at home in some wild jungle…Esther Phillips went stalking
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  • DIZZY GILLESPIE

    DIZZY GILLESPIE

    Vote Dizzy! Considering the current developments on the market for Presidents of the United States one should probably remind the public, that even this strange
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  • JOHNNY GRIFFIN

    JOHNNY GRIFFIN

    The “Ever More” of Jazz One of the most fascinating chapters in jazz history has been written by the “Americans in Europe” – masters of jazz
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  • WOODY SHAW

    WOODY SHAW

    Learn to Inherit It is a positive sensation and pure joy to be reminded of an extraordinary and very special musician by this current CD
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  • FREDDIE HUBBARD

    FREDDIE HUBBARD

    Mirror Image When Freddie Hubbard came to Hamburg to get on the tiny stage of “Onkel Pö’s Carnegie Hall”, he was right at the centre
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  • ELVIN JONES

    ELVIN JONES

    Audio-Lesson When the band of a percussionist conquers the concert stages, then an emancipation of a particular kind is always part of the story. Although,
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  • ALBERT COLLINS

    ALBERT COLLINS

    Fire inside the Ice orWelcome back from Heaven! It is uncertain, who initially had the idea to provide the Texan blues musician Albert Collins with
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  • JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON

    JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON

    Johnny Guitar WatsonThose, who want to get some idea of the original vibe at the old “Onkel Pö” in Hamburg, have to meet up with
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  • CHET BAKER

    CHET BAKER

    Chet BakerOn that evening I was there myself...but way too young to realise what was going on. However, I did manage to convince the music-editor
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  • WOODY SHAW QUINTET

    WOODY SHAW QUINTET

    Woody is missing! Here it comes: the next thrilling memory of a musician whom the world of jazz must never forget – despite his early death
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  • LOOKOUT FARM

    LOOKOUT FARM

    Reverberations from the Future and the Past Just recently two brilliant minds of modern jazz celebrated a truly exceptional anniversary. David Liebman, the 1946 born
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WDR Original Masters

 

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  • SARAH VAUGHAN

    SARAH VAUGHAN

    Live in Berlin 1969 The connotation of jazz and alcohol is as old as the music itself. However, it does not always have to be
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  • DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA

    DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA

    Live at the Opernhaus, Cologne 1969 "E as in all good things, E as in Edward, E as in excellency, E as in elegance! In
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  • OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1970

    OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1970

    Live in Cologne 1970 One knew where one stood with him. A stylistically reliable factor, from whom any jazz innovation seemed to bounce off like
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  • ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

    ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

    live in Moers 1978 Blakey in Moers?? In MOERS??? Oh yes. "Along Came Betty" and "I Can't Get Started" mixed with improvised music? Hardbopper amongst
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  • COUNT BASIE BIG BAND

    COUNT BASIE BIG BAND

    Live in Berlin 1963 The last event in the history of the Berlin Sportpalast was a jazz concert. Benny Goodman was sounding the conclusive finale.
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  • ELLA FITZGERALD

    ELLA FITZGERALD

    LIVE IN COLOGNE 1974 In 1958 the Cologne sports hall opened its gates for the first time. From then on until its demolition four decades
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  • THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1959

    THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1959

    1959 BONN, BEETHOVENHALLE “I replied, slowly getting concerned that, after five years of drawing room jazz from the 18th Century, I no longer would be
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  • JOHN COLTRANE

    JOHN COLTRANE

    1969 DUESSELDORF The John Coltrane Quartet. An accurate description, as long as one regards a saxophonist as a quasi "natural" leader of a group with
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  • DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

    DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

    1960 ESSEN, GRUGAHALLE The band that would go down in history as the "classic Brubeck Quartet": Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Gene Wright, Joe Morello, was
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  • OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1960

    OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1960

    1961 COLOGNE, GÜRZENICH CONCERT HALL In the 1950s Oscar Peterson managed to form the best paid jazz trio without percussion instruments. The resignation of his
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  • BUD POWELL

    BUD POWELL

    1960 ESSEN, GRUGAHALLE In the 50s and 60s, more and more Americans are driven to Europe by racism and the contempt of improvised music in
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  • THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1957

    THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1957

    1961 COLOGNE, GÜRZENICH CONCERT HALL Especially in the early years of the modern jazz quartet Europe offered a grateful public. It was here that the
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  • FRIEDRICH GULDA / JOE ZAWINUL

    FRIEDRICH GULDA / JOE ZAWINUL

    MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS The dramaturgical sequence of today’s programme takes us deep into the realms of Austrian tradition, right back to a popular old
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  • THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET

    THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET

    feat. Charlie Rouse, John Ore & Frankie Dunlop LIVE IN BERLIN 1961 MARTIAL SOLAL TRIO feat. Oscar Pettiford & Kenny Clarke LIVE IN ESSEN 1959
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  • WDR BIG BAND & HIRAM BULLOCK

    WDR BIG BAND & HIRAM BULLOCK

    CHRISTMAS REVISITED 2007 AT STADTGARTEN, COLOGNE Christmas Revisited is one of the last recordings of guitarist, singer and composer Hiram Bullock, who died in New
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  • BILLIE HOLIDAY

    BILLIE HOLIDAY

    BUDDY DEFRANCO QUARTET LIVE IN COLOGNE 1954 1954 had quite some jazz celebrities in stock for Germany: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Illinois Jacquet,
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  • STAN GETZ QUARTET

    STAN GETZ QUARTET

    LIVE IN DÜSSELDORF 1960 Impresario Norman Granz had moved to Switzerland in 1959. He coordinated his JATP-tours from there, which at that time were only
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  • CANNOBALL ADDERLY QUINTET

    CANNOBALL ADDERLY QUINTET

    BENNY CARTER SEXTET LIVE IN COLOGNE 1961 In September 1959 Julian Adderley left Miles Davis' band and established a quintet together with his brother Net,
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  • OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1963

    OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 1963

    LIVE IN COLOGNE 1963 Fast auf den Tag genau zwei Jahre zuvor hatte das Oscar Peterson Trio an gleicher Stelle gastiert (ebenfalls ein WDR-Mitschnitt, dokumentiert
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