John McLaughlin Trio The performance took place at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1989 at the Philharmonie. Next to John McLaughlin (g) played Triloc Gurtu (perc) and Kay Eckhardt Karpeh (b). 90’
Al di Meola „World Sinfonia“ Together with Chris Carrington (g) and Arto Tuncoboyciyan (perc, voc) Al di Meola gave a wonderful concert at Munich Philharmonie during the Münchner Klaviersommer 1993. Al di Meola blends perfectly the various styles of music like pop, jazz, bazilian folk and contemporary music. On top of that he combines them with electronic elements, thus creating and unmistakeable style. Directed by Volker Weicker – 90’ Modern Jazz Quartet A live recording of one of the most successful groups of the history of jazz from the Munich Philharmonie with John Lewis on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The Modern Jazz Quartet’s ability to blend classical forms with jazz improvisations creates a kind of music that transcends all barriers, “chamber jazz” which, starting from the early fifties, played a major role in gaining acceptance for jazz, even among lovers of ‘serious’ music. Directed by Janos Darvas - 62’
Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars This programme with New York's famous swing jazz band features a distinguished line-up: George Wein (piano), Warren Vaché (cornet), Plas Johnson (saxophone and flute), Lew Tabackin (saxophone), Ed Johnes (bass), Oliver Jackson (drums) and Howard Alden (guitar). Directed by Dieter Hens - 124'
Makoto Ozone A live recording of a solo concert at the Kongesshalle in Munich at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1984. Directed by Janos Darvas – 47’
Oscar Peterson Trio At the Münchner Klaviersommer 1989 Oscar Peterson performed at the Philharmonie München together with Steve Wallace (b) and
Bobby Durham (dr). Directed by Volker Weicker – 120’
Oscar Peterson Quartet The only concert on Germany by the legendary pianist at the Munich Philharmonie was recorded for television. With him played Martin Drew (dr), Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson (b) and Lorne Lovsky (g). Directed by Dieter Hens – 100’
Oscar Peterson Quartet The line-up of this concert at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1998 is Oscar Peterson (p), Martin Drew (dr), Niels-Henning Orsted-Pederson (b) and Ulf Wakenius (g). Directed by Dieter Hens – 110’ Michel Petrucciani Trio When Michel Petrucciani performed at the age of nineteen years for the first time at the Paris Jazz Festival in 1981 he left behind a shocked public at the Théâtre de la Ville. A new star had risen who already as young musician had his own language. Ever since his career developed fast. Within very few years he played with the best jazz musicians of out times: Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Al Foster, Gary Peacock, Charlie Haden, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie and others. Also in his concert in Munich with the bass player Miroslav Vitous and the drummer Steve Gadd he has two musicians on his side that belong to the crème-de la-crème of contemporary jazz. Directed by Dieter Hens - 80’ Phalanx Quartet This dynamic concert of breathtaking rock and jazz-funk from the Phalanx Quartet, featuring the guitarist James 'Blood' Ulmer and tenor saxophonist George Adams, was recorded in Munich's Alabama Hall. Directed by Anne-Marie Bornheimer - 64'
Joshua Redman Quartet This concert at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1994 features Joshua Redman (sax), Brad Mehldau (p), Christian McBride (b) and Brian Blade (dr). Directed by Dieter Hens – 93’
Terry Riley: Solo Piano This live recording was made during the 1999 Münchner Klaviersommer and provided a rare opportunity to film Terry Riley in performance, playing his highly sophisticated unique blend of eastern and western styles. He also introduces his son, Gyan Riley, a highly-talented player of the acoustic guitar. Directed by Dieter Hens - 80' – 16:9 – Widescreen Sonny Rollins Sextet Live recording from 1992. The wolrd famous Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins plays with Mark Soskin (p), Bob Cranshaw (eb), J. Harris (g) Yoron Israel (dr) und C. Anderson. It was the first performance of this last of the great tenor saxophonists of the older generation since 13 years in Munich. Directed by Uli Pfau – 110’