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- The contemporary interpretation of an enormously varied repertoire and the quartet's witty and spontaneous stage presence has helped gain ECHOES OF SWING great popularity and has made the ensemble a much renowned and celebrated attraction on the international jazz scene for nigh on 20 years.
Free from any museum nostalgia, the four musicians take their inspiration from the gigantic treasury of swinging jazz, from Bix to Bop, from Getz to Gershwin, while constantly searching for the hidden, the unexpected, the exquisite. The Great American Song book and the immeasurable recordings of great jazz pioneers form the bedrock for the creativity of the combo, with astonishing arrangements, virtuoso solos and expressive compositions of their own.
This is dance in jazz, but not as we know it. For a start, a third of the tracks are original compositions. As a group, the four maestros have taken the other selections and have created something discretely and entirely original. Nothing here is re-enacted.
- ECHOES OF SWING
Colin T. Dawson - trumpet & vocals
Chris Hopkins - alto saxophone
Bernd Lhotzky - piano & celesta
Oliver Mewes - drums
- 1 CD
release date. 2015-10-30