Herbie Hancock/Wayne Shorter/
Stanley Clarke/ Omar Hakim This fascinating quartet was guest at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1991 at the Phiharmonie. The musical result is jazz/rock/pop music at its finest. Directed by Dieter Hens – 70’
Herbie Hancock and Headhunter II This world famous group performed at the Klaviersommer 1989. Next to Herbie Hancock played Daryl Jones (b), Mino Cinelu (perc), Ndugu Chnadler (dr), Bill Evans (s) and Wahwah Watson (g). Directed by Georg Wübbolt – 90’ A Tribute to Miles Davis This tribute was played by the legendary formation with Herbie Hancock (p), Wayne Shorter (sax), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). The trumpet was played by the youg star trumpet player Wallace Roney who did not try to emulate Miles but instead played his music. This group has produced in the sixties unforgettable record documents, such as „Filles de Kilimanjaro“, „Miles in the Sky“, „Seven Steps to Heaven“, „E.S.P.“, „Sorcerer“, Miles Smiles“, „Nefertiti“.These titels have written jazz history. The quality of the music and the atmosphere in the audience leave nothing to be desired. Directed by Dieter Hens – 90’ Joe Henderson Trio For Joe Henderson together with Dave Holland (b) and Al Foster (dr) it was a premiere at the Münchner Philharmone at the Klaviersommer 1993. He showed that purely acoustic music could be just as convincing as ambitious electric music. Critical voices claim that this concert was the best in all of the Klaviersommer 1993. Directed by Dieter Hens – 70’ Joe Henderson Quartet A live concert of the Münchner Klaviersommer 1994 featuring Joe Henderson (sax), Al Foster (dr), George Mraz (b), Bheki Mseleku (p). Directed by Dieter Hens – 84’ Jazz with Jasper Van't Hof and
Dave Friedman The Dutch pianist Jasper van't Hof and the American vibraphonist and marimba player Dave Friedman both embrace diverse musical influences, and are always searching for new ways to express their musical ideas. This programme captures the performance they gave in the intimate surroundings of a night club during the Münchner Klaviersommer. Directed by Dieter Hens – 90'
Christopher Holliday Quartet Live performance at the Munich Phiharmonie at the Klaviersommer 1990. Next to Christopher Holliday (ts) played Ron Savage (dr), John Lockwood (b) and Larry Golding(p). 80’
Milt Jackson and Gary Burton:
Vibes Surprise This concert brought together two of the jazz world's finest vibraphone players for the first time: veteran Milt Jackson - famed as a member of the immensely successful Modern Jazz Quartet - and Gary Burton, a vibraphonist who, in creating a new and wholly original musical style. Accompanied by the Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone and a rhythm section of bass and drums, Jackson and Burton played programme of jazz standards and improvisations. Directed by Dieter Hens - 58'
The Ahmad Jamal Trio Veteran jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal is highly respected by his colleagues. His appearance with John Heard (bass) and Yoron Israel (drums) at the Philharmonie, Munich, was the occasion for the recording this live concert. Directed by Dieter Hens – 57/72'
The Maria João Quartet
featuring Mario Laginha This recording was made when Portuguese singer Maria João appeared at the Bayerischer Hof Night Club during the 1999 Münchner Klaviersommer with Marcio Doctor (percussion), Miroslav Tadic (guitar) and her long-standing partner, the brilliant pianist Mário Laginha. In this intimate venue, João's vocally and physically dynamic performance created an electric atmosphere. Directed by Dieter Hens - 115' 16:9 Widescreen
Vince Jones and his Band This recording, from the Münchner Klaviersommer, features a concert of mellow and melodic jazz. The Australian trumpeter and vocalistVince Jones is joined by Lloyd Swanton on double bass, Barney McCall on piano and Andrew Gander on drums. Their programme comprises standards as well as compositions by Vince Jones. Directed by Dieter Hens - 71'
Julian Joseph This concert features the up-and-coming, talented young British jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph. He plays a selection of his own compositions and some popular jazz standards. Directed by Dieter Hens - 45'