Miles Davis in Concert Miles Davis died in September 1991. His work as a trumpeter, bandleader and composer is a crucial part of twentieth century music, and he was a dominant force in the world of jazz. In 1988, at the Münchner Klaviersommer, Miles Davis and his group – Kenny Garrett (saxophone), Bobby Irving and Adam Holzman (keyboards), Joe McCreary (guitar), Benjamin Rietveld (bass), Marilyn Mazur (percussion) and Ricky Wellman (drums) – gave a memorable concert performance. Directed by János Darvas -132'
Paco de Lucia This concert by the world-famous Spanish guitarist was recorded in Germany when he appeared with a septet of musicians. The music in this concert ranges from the contemplative to the exhilarating, the traditional to the jazz-orientated, and some sensational singing and dancing is also included. Directed by Dieter Hens - 60/80' The Elaine Elias Trio In this concert, recorded live from the Philharmonie, Munich, Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias plays with with Jay Randall Anderson (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). Her distinctive style of music is in the bebop tradition, but infused with samba rhythms. Directed by Dieter Hens - 56/65'
The European Jazz Trio meets
Jirí Stivín: Bordertalk Four leading European jazz musicians play together in this concert which was recorded live from Münchner Klaviersommer – Gerd Dudek (saxophone), Ali Haurand (double bass), Rob van den Broeck (keyboard) and Jirí Stivín (flute and saxophone). They perform an exciting programme of modern jazz and improvisation. Directed by Dieter Hens -76'
Gil Evans Orchestra Live recording of a concert at Schloss Ansbach 1978. The line-up: Gil Evans (p), Steve Lacy (ss), Arthur Blythe (as), Pit Levin (synth), Earl McAntyre (tu, tb), Lewis Soloff (tr), Geoffrey Berlin (b), Sue Evans (perc), Directed by Horst Geisler - 44’
Stan Getz For this concert, recorded live from the Münchner Klaviersommer 1990, almost exactly a year before his death, leading tenor saxophonist Stan Getz brought together a new group of musicians - Kenny Barron (piano), Eddie Del Barrio and Frank Zottoli (synthesizer), Alex Blake (bass) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), and astounded the audience with innovative music that combined elements of samba, waltz, blues and jazz, ranging from well-loved standards to lesser known works. Directed by Dieter Hens - 106' or 2 x 55'
A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton The two soloists Eddie Daniels (cl) and Gary Burton (vib) played together with their collegues Makoto Ozone(p), Marc Johnson (b) and Martin Richards (dr) this tribute to two great musicians of the thirties and forties. Benny Goodman was probably one of the first border crosser of the century, he played jazz as well as Mozart‘s compositions for clarinet. Eddie Daniels is his worthy successor. Gary Burton as one of the most prolific vibraphone players reminds of Lionel Hampton. Directed by Dieter Hens – 70’ Lionel Hampton and the
Golden Men of Jazz Now in his eighties and still going strong, Lionel Hampton is one of the grand old men of jazz. In this concert, he plays with a line-up of musicians who, like him, helped to make the history of jazz: Junior Mance (piano), Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Al Grey (trombone), Jimmy Woody (bass), Clark Terry (trumpet), 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet) and Panama Francis (drums). Their foot-stomping swing-era music sets the audience alight. Directed by Dieter Hens -57/60/115'
Lionel Hampton: In the Mood In this concert, recorded live from the Munich Philharmonie, Lionel Hampton performs his own arrangements of jazz standards with Junior Mance (piano), Jimmy Woody (bass) and Bobby Durham (drums). For performances of In the Mood and Air Mail Special, they play with the St Petersburg State Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Tschernuschenko, to create an exciting big band sound. The programme finishes with Hampton singing Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World. Directed by Helmut Rost - 56' Stan Getz The Herbie Hancock Trio This live recording includes some very sophisticated jazz music from the Herbie Hancock Trio. Hancock plays with Buster Williams on bass and Al Foster on percussion. Directed by János Darvas - 58'
A Herbie Hancock Special with
Bobby McFerrin and Michael Brecker The Herbie Hancock Trio, with Hancock on piano, Buster Williams on bass and Al Foster on drums, plays together with the famous vocalist Bobby McFerrin and saxophonist Michael Brecker, in a live concert from the Munich Philharmonie. In the second half, Hancock improvises on an IBM computer-enhanced Bösendorf Concert Grand. Directed by János Darvas - 59'