NDR Bigband

The Theatre Of Kurt Weill - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9234-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92342 4
  • German Release: 01/06/2000
  • Genre: Bigband
Only digitally available

After George Gershwin and Duke Ellington the NDR Big Band celebrates another composer with a centenary:  Kurt Weill was born exactly one hundred years ago on 2nd March 1900.  Songs like "Mack The Knife", "Lost In the Stars" or "Speak Low" have lost none of their qualities 50 years since Weill’s death.    They still today circulate in priceless variations from the greats of jazz – from Louis Armstrong and Sonny Rollins to Carla Bley and Charlie Haden.Already in the early 1920s Kurt Weill was able to bridge the divide between so-called ‘light’ and ‘serious’ music.  In his repertoire a blues or tango had equal value with a violin concerto.  In jazz particularly, Weill saw the ‘Rhythm of Our Times’ and consciously absorbed jazz elements regularly into his compositions. ...

line up

NDR BIGBAND - directed by Colin Towns
Lennart Axelsson -Trumpets
Ingolf Burkhardt -Trumpets
Claus Stötter - Trumpets
Reiner Winterschladen - Trumpets
Joe Gallardo - Trombones
Jürgen Neudert - Trombones
Stefan Lottermann - Trombones
Rainer Müller - Trombones
Fiete Felsch - Reeds
Peter Bolte - Reeds
Christof Lauer - Reeds
Lutz Büchner - Reeds
Julian Argüelles -Reeds
Vladyslav Sendecki - Piano
Stephan Diez - Guitar
Lucas Lindholm - Bass
Wolfgang Haffner - Drums
Marcio Doctor - Percussion

Recording Information

Recorded live at Rolf-Liebermann-Studio, March 10, 2000
Mastered by Angelika Körber
Produced by Michael Plötz and Katja Zeidler for NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk