The Swiss Jazz Scene - Big Bands (MH 60/1977)


Big bands have always made a major contribution to the Swiss jazz scene.

This content was published on March 31, 2008 - 12:02

Even so though their formation and maintenance in such a small country is always highly problematic. But their impact and achievements have fully justified the efforts made.

Musical content

1. Teddy Stauffer And His Original Teddies: Jitterbug's Idea
(B. Bertinat)
2. Roby Seidel Bigband: Black, Brown And Beautiful
(O. Nelson)
Peter Candiotto, alto sax
3. Bigband of the Swiss-German Radio: Transit
(F. Boland)
Benny Bailey, trumpet
4. The Band (The Alpine Power Plant): The Tango
(G. Gruntz)
Benny Bailey, trumpet; Howard Johnson, baritone sax; NHO Pedersen, bass

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 60. The Swiss Jazz Scene. Big Bands. Produced 1977 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1972 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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