The Swiss Jazz Scene - The Drum Tradition (MH 49/1973)


Drumming has a huge tradition in Switzerland.

This content was published on March 27, 2008 - 14:00

It finds its expression in popular folkloristic events, such as the annual Carnival celebration of Basel. But it is also reflected in the astonishing number of outstanding percussionists this country continues to contribute to the European jazz scene. The following three of them are featured in this edition: Pierre Favre, Charlie Antolini and Daniel Humair.

Musical content

1. George Gruntz Ensemble feat. Daniel Humair, Charlie Antolini and Pierre Favre: From Sticksland with Love (excerpt)
(G. Gruntz)
2. J.L. Ponty Group with Daniel Humair: Suite for Claudia (excerpt)
(J.L. Ponty)
3. Pierre Favre (solo): Swiss Sunday
(P. Favre)
4. Charlie Antolini and Band: Jesus Christ Superstar
(A.L. Webber)

Production information

Musica Helvetica 49. The Swiss Jazz Scene. The Drum Tradition. Produced 1973 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 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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