Werner Muller Orchestra

Werner Muller Orchestra: Feuillenton in Jazz

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Product Type: VINYL LP

Artist: Werner Muller Orchestra
Title: Feuillenton in Jazz
Product Type: VINYL LP

Symphonic Jazz at it's finest and a rare musical find from post-war Berlin. Unknown performances of the orchestra under the direction of Werner Müller, recorded April 1960 and September 1961. Excellent crossover of Westcoast, Hard Bop, Modern Classical and Blues. Most of the tracks composed exclusively for the occasion, such as "Blues In Studio 7" (Helmut Brandt), "Ouverture in Jazz" (Klaus Wüsthoff) and "Feuilleton in Jazz" (Peter Sandloff), plus jazz versions of "Pavane" and "Sakura, Sakura", both sung by Caterina Valente. They open up an exciting new chapter of Progressive Jazz in Germany. Exclusive 10inch vinyl LP featuring Müller's most advanced recordings. This album documents the rare, unknown performances of the Berlin based orchestra under the direction of Werner Müller (1920-1998). The recordings took place on April 22nd 1960 and September 29th 1961. A mere six weeks before the start of the building of the Berlin Wall. Müller had been working in the western part of town for over thirteen years. His orchestra performed the popular dance music of the day where progressive Jazz was unheard of. Therefore, the "Feuilleton In Jazz" presented here for the first time, stands out as a rare musical find. The recordings shows that Müller and his orchestra had something else to offer, namely an excellent crossover of Modern Jazz, symphonic classical music and contemporary avant-garde. Their music is a rich mixture of Westcoast Jazz, Hard Bop, Modern Classical and Blues. Similar to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and Bill Holman.

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