25 Years is a rich compilation containing songs on 2 separat CD´s and 28 compositions in total. Here you will find many classics like "A Night In Tunesia" and "Mood Indigo" in a typical Herbolzheimer Big Band arrangements.
A vast variety of incredible songs and stunning arrangements can be heard on this album. Compositions by charismatic Wayne Shorter are pleasently mingeling with the fine elegance of Ray Noble or the genius of Herbie Hancock´s "Dolphin Dance". And last but not least the great Dianne Reeves delivers some great vocal performances. In the same year as "Colors Of A Band" was released (1987) the talented songstress Reeves was singned by Blue Note Records.
The third and final part of the highly acclaimed trilogy. This time it´s heading a bit more into a delicate Latin and soft Blues flavour. Chick Corea´s composition "Spain" will guide you the way, while passing by classics like "Lester Left Town" or "Don´t Speak Low" and Dizzie Gillespie´s "Manteca" and "Sophisticated Lady". Just to name a few...
The second album of this highly appreciated Jazz Gala Concert triolgy is featuring the famous All Star Big Band by Peter Herbolzheimer. All eight songs are live recorded and the noise of the audience can still be heard sometimes while applauding to some nicely played soli on this album.
This is the very first album of the fine Gala Concert triolgy. And it is featuring the skillfully assambledAll Star Big Band from Peter Herbolzheimer. If you like the vivid and athmospheric concert feeling, this live recording sessions will take you apart. Musical milestones in Jazz history like "Giant Steps" and "Stormy Monday" can be heard, as well as some great Herbolzheimer compositions.
Quality In Sound is the perfect title for this album. Pure quality songs you will find on here. Starting with the Lee Hazelwood cult-classic "These Boots Are Made For Walking" passing by "Scarborough Fair" and ending with legendary classic "Aquarius". Masterly arranged and skillfully selected by the man himself Peter Herbolzheimer.
The friends of Peter Herbolzheimer are countless. After longlasting four decades of playing music this is not an astonishing fact.
On this album Peter Herbolzheimer introduces two of his musical friends to a wider audience. These two gentlemen are Saxophone mastermind Charlie Mariano and David Anthony Friedman, the marimba and vibraphone wizzard.
This extensive recording was masterly done by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) in 1984. It was recorded live at the Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany.
"Harlem Story" contains an Ouverture plus six medley´s with songs by composers and singers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, songstress Bessie Smith and the late great Ella Fitzgerald.