In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Sunday, September 9, 2012


var. artists (AMIGA 8 50 023 (Mono - 1964), DDR)

And here is a who's who of DDR (and Eastern European) Jazz, thanks to onxidlib.
The first volume of Modern Jazz Studio series on AMIGA.  I have already located vol. 4 for the near future.  If someone has vol. 2 and 3, and is willing to share, leave a message.

You will find our old friend Helmut Brandt again, a blog regular!, and  other familiar names such as Klaus Lenz, Bora Rokovic, Gustav Brom, and  Joachim Kuhn.


A1. Sweet Georgia Brown (Casey/Pinkard)  2:56

Johannes Rediske Quintett:
Johannes Rediske, guitar
Lothar Noack, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Alex Spychalski, piano
Manfred Behrendt, bass
Heinz Niemeyer, drums

Rec.: 14.05.1957

A 2. Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf/Blackburn)  3:04

see A1
add Ingrid Werner, vocal

Rec.: 15.05.1957

A3. Der Blues Ist Der König (Lenz)  2:16

Quintett 61:
Klaus Lenz, trumpet
Peter Baptist, trombone
Heinz Schröter, tenor saxophone
Gert Lübke, bass 
Udo Reichel, drums

Rec.: 03.04.1962

A4. St. Louis Blues (Handy)  4:55

Dresdner Tanzsinfoniker:
Günter Hörig, piano, leader
Günter Karpa, Gerd Wolf, Walter Göpfert, Helmut Kästner, trumpet 
Willy Baumgärtel, valve-trombone
Dieter Walter, french-horn
Friwi Sternberg, clarinet, alto saxophone
Heinz Holek, al, tenor saxophone
Helmut Vietze, baritone saxophone
Hans Hempel, guitar
Lothar Spiller, bass
Siegfried Ludwig, drums
Ruth Hohmann, vocal

Rec.: 30.05.1963

A5. Undecided (Shavers)  2:56

Helmut Brandt Combo:
Helmut Brandt, baritone saxophone
Conny Jackel, trumpet
Ludwig Ebert, piano
Klaus Gernhuber, bass
Hans-Dieter Taubert, drums

Rec.: 28.02.1957

A6. Lullaby Of Birdland (Shearing/Hyams)  2:36

Gustav Brom und seine Solisten:
Gustav Brom, leader
Jaromir Hnilicka, Stanislav Veselý, trumpet
Jan Kulišek, french-horn
Emil Janacek, tuba
František Narratil, alto saxophone
Dr. Miroslav Rücker, tenor saxophone
Josef Hruška, baritone saxophone
František Malát, piano
Ludek Hulan, bass
Ivan Dominák, drums
Gery Scott, vocal

Rec.: 07.03.1957

A7. Short Stop (Rogers)  3:17

see A6

B1. Esquire Bounce (Basie)  3:05

Helmut Weglinski Quintett
Helmut Weglinski, violin
Flip Gehring, vibes
Bora Rokovic, piano
Branko Pejakovic, bass
Hans Hiotz, drums

Rec.: 01.12.1956

B2. Love Me Or Leave Me (Donaldson/Khan)  2:43

see A6

B3. Tag, Dieter! (Brandt/Ohlsen)  3:17

see A5

B4. How High The Moon (Lewis/Hamilton)  5:46

see A4

Rec.: 26.03.1963

B5. Grog (Kühn)  5:41

Werner Pfüller Quintett
Werner Pfüller, trumpet
Helmut Meyenberg, tenor saxophone
Joachim Kühn, piano
Klaus Koch, bass
Wolfgang Henschel, drums

Rec.: 09.01.1963

B6. Minority (Gryce)  2:49

see A3

All music recorded in Berlin; probably at the Studios of the GDR Broadcast Station.

AMIGA 8 50 023 (Mono - 1964) [re-issued as MODERN JAZZ STUDIO Nr 1/2 Amiga 8 50 849 - 1986]  (Ripped from the first edition).
Don't forget to thank onxidlib.



  2. Mad two mistakes in the infos for the Dresdner Tanzsinfoniker:

    Heinz Holek plays alto and I have forgotten to mention Walter Hartmann on tenor - shame on me...

  3. Dear onxidlib, sometimes i wonder why we do all this. This post was the most visited and DL over the month and nobody bothered to leave a commente Les gens sont ingrats / Menschen sind undankbar!

  4. Dear Boogieman, I know what you mean, as I feel sometimes the same. A simple "thanks" what be already a sign of interest.
    Even a comment as : " not like the music" would be quiet certainly welcomed!