"SPIELT EARL BOSTIC FAVORITEN"
BERTELSMANN 7589 (EP) – Germany, 1957
Looks like December is gonna be the Rarities Month. From Onxilib seemingly bottomless treasure chest comes another rare German EP that will appeal to fans of good old instrumental Rhythm & Blues. German tenor sax Rudi Flierl plays some classic Bostic tunes. Very competent and soulful playing, it’s interesting to hear them played on tenor instead of Bostic’s alto. Otto Weiss provides some soulful piano accompaniment and soli.
I know little about Rudi Flierl (who turned 80 in July this year). He’s been a mainstay of several German big bands and dance orchestras from the early fifties to the late seventies.
1952 to 57: Orchester Hugo Strasser
1957 to 62 SWF-Tanzorchester led by American band leader / arranger Eddy Sauter
1963 to 65 Tanzorchester Max Greger
1965 to 80 back with the SWF-Tanzorchester, led by Rolf-Hans Müller
1980-1999 Flierl directs the Musikverein Zell-Weierbach
RUDI FLIERL "SPIELT EARL BOSTIC FAVORITEN"
Rudi Flierl, tenor saxophone
Otto Weiss, piano
Helmut Wörsching, bass
Horst Ende, drums
1. Flamingo (Ted Grouys) 2:56
2. Liebestraum (Franz Liszt) 3:27
1. These Foolish Things (Jack Strachery / Harry Link) 3:03
2. Blue Groove (Flierl?) 3:29
All arrangements by Earl Bostic.
Recorded on 3rd March, 1957 in Munich, Germany.
BERTELSMANN 7589 (EP)