NDR Bigband

Bravissimo II - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9259-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92592 3
  • German Release: 01/03/1998
  • Genre: Bigband
Only digitally available

Today, big bands are almost as rare as honest politicians - as Johnny Griffin puts it. Trying to maintain a full time bigband these days puts you in the fast lane to bankruptcy. The NDR Bigband celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 1997. More than 200 guest soloists have appeared with the band over the years, and BRAVISSIMO II demonstrates once again why the NDR Big Band is known today as one of the worlds best jazz orchestras.It has appeared at festivals in its native Hamburg and in Berlin, and has also performed in Beijing, China, Holland, Scandinavia, and, most recently, in January,  1998, in New York.

line up

NDR Bigband with Benny Bailey , Gary Burton , Philip Catherine , Barbara Dennerlein , Georgie Fame , Herb Geller , Maria João , Karin Kroog , Nils Landgren , Christof Lauer , Joe Pass , Heinz Sauer , Wolfgang Schlüter , Tomasz Stanko , [[John Surman]]

Recording Information

Produced by Wolfgang Kunert with Axel Dürr and Kurt Giese