Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Ron Carter –
Jul Barretto This live recording from the Munich Philharmonic Hall at Münchner Klaviersommer demonstrates the brilliant improvisational and technical abilities of one of the future legends in jazz in our days: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the Cuban pianist and composer. Accompanied by “elder statesman” Ron Carter on bass, who is one of the living legends on this instrument and Jul Barretto, drums, a highly talented young jazz man from Cuba, this trio marks one important step in trio playing in the nineties. Directed by Dieter Hens - 87’
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio The Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, is a star name on today's international jazz scene. Technically dazzling and brilliantly creative, he generates infectious excitement with his music in which, he says, he uses jazz as a reference but takes in the Cuban and African background which was itself an important influence on jazz musicians in the US. This live recording was made during the Münchner Klaviersommer at the Bayerischer Hof Night Club and includes well-known standards played Rubalcaba-style, as well as the pianist's own compositions. He plays with Jeff Chambers (double bass) and Ignacio Berroa (drums). Directed by Dieter Hens – 97'
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet Cuban keyboard ace Gonzalo Rubalcaba is accompanied by Reinaldo Melian (trumpet), Philipe Cabrera (bass) and Julio Barretto (drums), in this concert, which illustrates the infectious vitality of their music, with its dazzling range of rhythms, moods and sounds. Directed by Dieter Hens - 57/71'
Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter Together with Patrice Rushen (keyboards), Chester D. Thompson (keyboards), Alphonso Johnson (b), Ndugu Chancler (dr) and Armando Pereza (percussion) the famous guitarist Santana and the co-founder of “Weather Report”, Wayne Shorter, play in a brilliant concert at the Munich Philharmonie at the Klaviersommer 1988. Directed by Janos Darvas – 124’ George Shearing Duo featuring
Neil Swainson George Shearing enjoys an international reputation as a pianist, arranger, and composer. Equally at home on the classical concert stage as in jazz clubs, he is recognized for inventive, orchestrated jazz. In this live recording from the Munich Philharmonie Shearing plays in a duo format with the fine young double bass player from Toronto, Neil Swainson.
The repertoire they are playing includes a selection of compositions by George Shearing, among them Lullaby Of Birdland which has become a jazz standard. Directed by Dieter Hens - 60’
Martial Solal Solo The French pianist Martial Solal has the rare ability to accommodate his playing to widely varying styles, which is impressively demonstrated in this recording made at the Bayerischer Hof Night Club during the 1999 Münchner Klaviersommer. Directed by Dieter Hens - 70' - 16:9 Widescreen
Martial Solal Trio Martial Solal plays an exciting trio session with François Moutin (double bass) and Louis Moutin (drums) in this performance recorded live at the Bayerischer Hof Night Club during the 1999 Münchner Klaviersommer. The enjoyment these musicians derive from playing together provides an obvious source of energy for their upbeat performance in which they take a selection of jazz standards as their starting point for exciting musical explorations. Directed by Dieter Hens - 100' - 16:9 Widescreen
Take 6 in Concert Live performance at the Philharmonie in Munich at the Klaviersommer 1990 with the fabulous vocalists Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight, Cedrik Dent, David Thomas, Mervyn Warren, and Alvin Chea. Standing ovations of the audience. 70’ Cecil Taylor: Piano Solo A spell-binding performance of Taylor's own compositions and improvisations is captured in this no-holds-barred live recording from the Kongressaal in Munich. Directed by János Darvas - 56'
McCoy Tyner: Piano Solo This live recording from the Kongressaal in Munich reveals the enormous musical talent of the legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. In a solo piano performance, Tyner plays dark jazz from the era of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, as well as more recent, freer piano music. Directed by János Darvas - 51'
Konstantin Wecker and Wolfgang Dauner in Concert The famous singer/song-writer and pianist Konstantin Wecker and the leading German jazz pianist Wolfgang Dauner perform a concert of their own works. This live recording comes from the Philharmonie in Munich. Directed by János Darvas - 34'