The Swiss Jazz Scene - Traditional Jazz (27/1973)


Here is a feature on the happy sound of traditional jazz.

This content was published on March 20, 2008 - 13:39

Both past and present, performed by some of the most outstanding Swiss groups and soloists in that genre.

Musical content

1. New Hot Players: Boogie Woogie
(New Hot Players)
Recorded in 1942
2. Dixie Dandies: Mississippi Moan
(D. Ellington)
Recorded in 1951
3. The Dark Town Strutters: Morning Mood
(R. Suter)
Recorded in 1952
4. New Orleans Wild Cats: Royal Garden Blues
(C. Williams)
Recorded in 1958
5. Tremble Kids: Ole Miss
(W.C. Handy)
Recorded in 1961
6. Henri Chaix Sextet: Honeysuckle Rose
(Waller / Razaf)
Recorded in 1971
7. Raymond Droz Dixie Group: Big Butter and Egg Man
Recorded in 1971

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 27. The Swiss Jazz Scene. 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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