HELMUT BRANDT COMBO "NORDLICHT"
EP METRONOME MEP 1734 - Germany, 1957
It is with great pride and pleasure that I post today the last installment in a series of three EP recorded by Helmut Brandt Combo in 1957 for the Metronome label, to showcase various jazz styles that were popular at the time (and his own proficiency in the three of them): Swing, Jump and West Coast/Cool.
- Rarity # 7: Helmut Brandt Combo vol.1: Swing (Metronome MEP 1729).
- Rarity #14: Helmut Brandt Combo vol.2: Jumpin’ (Metronome MEP 1730)
- Rarity#28: Helmut Brandt Combo Nordlicht (Metronome MEP 1734)
The first one came from the vault of Paul D., the two others from Onxidlib’s. I'll be eternally grateful to both of them for their generosity.
This third EP features the beautiful ballad “Nordlicht” which is among Brandt’s better known compositions.
Conrad (Conny) Jackel, trumpet
Helmut Brandt, baritone saxophone
Gert Mann, piano, vibes
Erich Gerosch, bass
Heinrich Schroeder, drums
2. Storyville Bounce
3. Tipsy Driver
Recorded in Berlin on August 25, 1957 (METRONOME MEP 1734).