In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

THEY WERE ALL THERE BUT I WASN’T

Jazz Gala Concert ‘76

Jazz Gala Big Band Orchestra 
conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer  (LP Atlantic, 1976)


"The Jazz-Gala-Concerts took place in West-Germany from 18 thru 23 January, 1976, enjoying live-audiences in Hamburg, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.

In a sort of co-production, Second-Channel TV-(ZDF) jazzproducer Reinhardt Knieper commissioned Hamburg's bookingagency Karste Jahnke to ask composer-arranger-bandleader Peter Herbolzheimer to organize an All Star Bigband and - since it was the opener for a regular TV jazz-series - use prominent international talent suitable, and available. Thus, an accumulation of famous jazz musicians became reality, a jazzfan's dream, with musicians which normally fill halls on their own.

Some of the most remarkable highlights (composer-arranger-soloists-credits see inside the cover) and experiences of this tour were the reunion of the famous Gerry Mulligan-Art Farmer frontline, the successful vocal performance of the fantastic drummer Grady Tate, Stan "the man" Getz in a nowadays rare bigband surrounding, Nat Adderley and his jazz-evergreens, the unique trombone of Albert Mangelsdorff and the unique trombone artistry of Slide Hampton, the social and musical consensus of everybody taking part.

In all - this LP is a document of contemporary (i.e. 70s) big band-jazz which will last for a long time. "


CREDITS

Jazz Gala Big Band Orchestra conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer
Trumpets: Rick Kiefer, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins, Ack van Rooyen, Art Farmer
Woodwinds: Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel, Johnny Griffin, Wilton Gaynair, James Towsey
Trombones. Jiggs Whigham, Otto Bredl, Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorf, Peter Herbolzheimer
Guitar: Volker Kriegel
Keyboards. Wolfgang Dauner
Bass. Niels-Henning Orstedt Pedersen
Drums: Grady Tate. Alex Riel (Moondance, Gentle Mood) Percussion: Nippy Noya Alex Riel
Guest Soloists: Nat Adderley (Cornet), Stan Getz (Tenor Sax) Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Sax), Jean "Toots" Thielemans (Harmonica)


Tracks & details of soloists
Side 1:
1. Blues In My Shoes 4:33 Music and arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer Soloist: Johnny Griffin, Tenor Sax.
2. Song For Strayhorn 4:15 Music and arranged by Gerry Mulligan Soloist: Gerry Mulligan. Baritone Sax
3. Festive Minor 5:34 Music and arranged by Gerry Mulligan. Soloists: Art Farmer, Flugelhorn Gerry Mulligan. Baritone Sax
Niels-Henning Orstedt Pedersen, Bass
4. Brown Ballad 3:55 Music by Ray Brown, arranged by Quincy Jones. Soloist: Jean "Toots" Thielemans, Harmonica
5. Moondance 4:14 Music by Van Morrison arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer Soloists: Grady Tate, Vocal, ' Wilton Gaynair, Tenor Sax.

Side 2:
1. Times Lie 3:52        Music by Chick Corea, arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer Soloist: Stan Getz, Tenor Sax     
2. Gentle Mood 7:22 Music and arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer. Soloists: Volker Kriegel, Guitar, Ferdinand Povel, Alto Sax , Ack van Rooyen, Flugelhorn.
3. The Up And Down Man 3:53 Music by Albert Mangelsdorff, Soloist: Albert Mangelsdodf, Trombone
4. Jive Samba 3:53 Music by Nat Adderley, arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer. Soloist: Nat Adderley, Cornet
5. Work Song 3:43 Music by Nat Adderley arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer, Soloist: Slide Hampton, Trombone


Recorded live 1/18/76 Hannover. - 1/23/76 Wiesbaden 

23 comments:

  1. This looks really marvellous! thank you!

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  2. SideA: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0RDSTKNY/GALA76part01.rar_links

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    1. Side B
      http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0DQA73VG/GALA76part02.rar_links

      WAV files
      Source: OOP LP

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  3. Would you be interested in hearing any of these?

    1995-11-04 Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass - JazzFest Berlin, 4 November 1995 Peter Herbolzheimer conducts: Oliver Leicht, Heiner Wiberny, Heinz von Herrmann, John Ruocco, Steffen Schorn, reedsJan Oosthoff, Ack van Rooyen, Andreas Haderer, Thorsten Beckenstein, Johannes Faber, tp Bart van Lier, Erik van Lier, Dan Gottschall, Jürgen Neudert, tb Peter Tiehuijs, g Jörg Reiter, p Thomas Stabenow, b Bruno Castellucci, dr Dianne Reeves, voc TT: 53:51 (15)
    2006-09-23 Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass Jazzfestival Viersen, Festhalle, 23 September 2006 Ack van Rooyen, Torsten Benkenstein, Jan Oosthof, Jürgen Martl, Matthias Bergmann – tp, flh; Erik van Lier, Bart van Lier, Jürgen Neudert, Marc Godfroid – tb; Susanne Heitmann, Klaus Graf, Oliver Leicht, Heinz von Hermann, John Ruocco – sax, cl; Jörg Reiter- p; Peter Tiehuis -g; Ingmar Heller – b, eb; Bruno Castellucci – dr. Judy Niemack – voc (5,6,9) Peter Herbolzheimer – lead, arr TT: 52:59 source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz (lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast format) (347/1071)
    Sonntag, 25. Juli 2010, 22.15 - 23.00 Uhr
    JAZZ NDR BIGBAND
    Peter Herbolzheimer (1935 - 2010) und die NDR Bigband (2/2)
    Am Mikrofon: Michael Laages mp2 (2785)

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    1. Yes!!!
      You can post a link here in the comments.
      Cheers

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    2. whoops, I forgot I already asked... sorry.. old age catching up to me.... ok will get on it..... bill

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  4. Thanks for this one, boogieman - when I saw the cover, I thought it was an album I already had on vinyl, but it ain't. The one I have has the same photo and title text, but is credited to All Star Big Band - a double album with other guest soloists, recorded on January 28, 1977, on German Telefunken label....When I get my facilities for recording vinyl properly sorted out (ie, a new sound card!), I'll try and see what I can do to run it off.....I know a lot of private blog people who will want it, too!!.....

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    1. .....in fact, it's JAZZ GALA 77!!!

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    2. Hi JD. I have it too but haven't rip it yet and won't be able to do it before quite a while as I am currently overseas.
      Cheers

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    3. JAZZ GALA 77...that's the one I'm still looking for. I'd greatly appreciate if that could be uploaded some day.

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  5. Thank you, Boogieman! Looks pretty interesting!

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  6. This is great stuff, thanks a lot Boogieman :)

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  7. Enjoy!

    Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass
    Jazzfestival Viersen, Festhalle, 23 September 2006

    Ack van Rooyen, Torsten Benkenstein, Jan Oosthof, Jürgen Martl, Matthias Bergmann – tp, flh;
    Erik van Lier, Bart van Lier, Jürgen Neudert, Marc Godfroid – tb;
    Susanne Heitmann, Klaus Graf, Oliver Leicht, Heinz von Hermann, John Ruocco – sax, cl;
    Jörg Reiter- p; Peter Tiehuis -g; Ingmar Heller – b, eb; Bruno Castellucci – dr.
    Judy Niemack – voc (5,6,9)
    Peter Herbolzheimer – lead, arr

    setlist:

    01. Nielsson Cadenza Blues K: Eddie Daniels 9:01
    02. Stompin' At The Savoy K: Sampson/Goodman 5:26
    03. Some Time Ago K: Sergio Mihanovic 4:19
    04. Hip Walk K: Peter Herbolzheimer 5:49
    05. One More Time K: DeBarrio/Reeves 4:06
    06. Love For Sale K: Cole Porter 3:27
    07. Times Lie K: Chick Corea 5:18
    08. Memories Of The Future K: Bart van Lier 5:24
    09. Cherokee K: Ray Noble 6:30

    TT: 52:59

    source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
    (lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast format)
    http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/24353707/file.html

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    1. Thanks for the contribution. Much appreciated. Superb band as usual with Herr Herbolzheimer. It's good to hear that this band was still in full force in 2006, we are usually more familiar with his 70s material. I'm also glad to see the contribution of a few Belgian (Marc Godfroid, Bruno Castellucci ...and John Ruocco -American but a long time resident in Belgium.
      I won't make a post out of it because it is too recent. It;s safer in the comments.
      Cheers

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  8. No problem. As long as it gets to anyone who wants to hear it. I assume jazz in general is so under the radar and non commercial no one would care but I could be wrong. Better safe than sorry. Bill

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    1. Quote Betters safe than sorry Unquote

      Bill, thnx for this attitude and your contributions.

      Regards Emil

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  9. Just discovered your brilliant blog. Sad to have missed Jazz Gala Concert '76. Would be grateful if a repost is possible.

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    1. Some of the links still work. I checked ZIDDU and it works

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  10. Many thanks for your helpful response to my request. Have completed the download and now looking forward to listening to the concert.

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