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TCB The Montreux Jazz Label

TCB Records, also known as The Montreux Jazz Label, has been releasing historic broadcast recordings from the archives of the Swiss Radio Corporation since 1994.  Featuring a venerable roll call of American jazz stars who were part of the post-war cultural invasion of Europe during the late 1940s through to the 1960s, the Swiss Radio Day’s series presents historically important performances by legendary artists in their prime. From small groups to big bands, the spontaneity and excitement of the performances are relived in a quality of sound that demonstrates the technical brilliance of the Swiss Radio engineers and subsequent remastering of the original tapes by TCB.  Swiss Radio Days is a collectable series for connoisseurs and those newly introduced to this important period of jazz history. 

TCB Records was founded by drummer Peter Schmidlin who passed away in 2015.  As well as being the owner and CEO of the label, Peter was also part of the rhythm section of the legendary Jazz Live Trio, the Swiss Radio Corporation’s house band, who accompanied many of the visiting jazz stars.

Since Peters passing, his wife Barbara Frei Schmidlin has taken charge of the company with a determination to continue Peter's lifelong passion and commitment in keeping jazz alive. Producing and delivering the highest quality recordings continues under Barbara’s management, both in the recording studio with new projects and through the archives of Swiss Radio. 

 

Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts

Klaus Koenig Jazz Live Trio

Gäge De Strom - Upstream

Gäge De Strom - Upstream

Paul Haag & The Horns

Seven Things I Always Wanted To Say

Seven Things I Always Wanted To Say

Klaus Koenig Seven Things

Red Top

Red Top

Peter Schärli: Don’t Change Your Hair For Me

Jungfernballett

Jungfernballett

Stephan Plecher Trio

Solo

Solo

Francois Lindemann

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959

Sonny Rollins Trio & Horace Silver Quintet

20th Century Jazz Cover

20th Century Jazz Cover

Sebastian, Gramss , Underkarl

Cojazz Plus Vol. 2

Cojazz Plus Vol. 2

Andy Scherrer

Ballads And Brazil

Ballads And Brazil

Peter Schärli

Inspiration

Inspiration

George Robert

Remember Mal Waldron

Remember Mal Waldron

Andy Scherrer Quartet

Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1999

Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1999

Buster Williams Quartet

Berlin 1980

Berlin 1980

Benny Goodman

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington's Sacred Music

Big Band de Lausanne

Les Nuits Melan

Les Nuits Melan

Lukas Gernet's Reconception

All of Me

All of Me

Uros Peric & Dusko Goykovich

Snowland

Snowland

Peter's Playstation

Encore

Encore

Billy Hart - Heiri Känzig - Karlheinz Miklin

Live at the bird

Live at the bird's eye

Schneider - Vallet - Schmidlin Organ Trio

In Concert At Bird

In Concert At Bird's Eye

Aliéksey Vianna Trio

Nausikaa

Nausikaa

Jazz Live Trio

Wolfgang Lackerschmid Quartet

Wolfgang Lackerschmid Quartet

Lynne Arriale / Mike Sharfe / Steve Davis

Autour de Martinu

Autour de Martinu

Enrico Pieranunzi

An Instant Called Now

An Instant Called Now

Luciano Fabris Sextet

Trio Tales

Trio Tales

Alexander Wyssman Twilight Trio

Shadows

Shadows

Mark Murphy

Evocation

Evocation

generations unit 2012

Slight confusion – 4tet

Slight confusion – 4tet

Slight confusion – 4tet

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 39 - Live Concert Series

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 39 - Live Concert Series

Jazz Live Trio feat. Swiss Artists

New York Conversations

New York Conversations

Kendra Shank / John Stowell

Seven Things

Seven Things

Klaus Koenig / Piazza Rotonda

Castelo

Castelo

Schärli - Moreira - Feigenwinter

Off-Jazz

Off-Jazz

Peter's Playstation

Birdseye View

Birdseye View

Adrian Mears - New Orleans Hardbop

Stories

Stories

Sokal Harry / Wolfert Brederode

Lemon Twist

Lemon Twist

Cheryl Conley

D.A.

D.A. 's Time

Brad Leali - Claus Raible Quartet

Shades of Silence

Shades of Silence

Francois de Ribaupierre Trio & Quartet

Scattin

Scattin'

Willi Johanns

Further Expectations

Further Expectations

Roman Schwaller Sextet

Peel It

Peel It

Banana Hunters

Pourquoi Pas?

Pourquoi Pas?

George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

Al Dente

Al Dente

Dr. Macaroni Brass Band

Wrong is Right

Wrong is Right

Andy Scherrer Sextet

Live At The Jazzland - Vienna

Live At The Jazzland - Vienna

Bernd Reiter Quartet

Groovin

Groovin' Bones

Twobones 2007

It

It's The Talk Of The Town

J.F. Zbinden Trio

Nails

Nails

Satie`s Fraktion

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 19 - Basel 1956

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 19 - Basel 1956

Count Basie Orchestra Part 1

Hekiat - Armenian Stories

Hekiat - Armenian Stories

Houry Dora Apartian

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

Nicole Herzog Septet

Remember The Sound - homage to Michael Brecker

Remember The Sound - homage to Michael Brecker

George Robert Jazztet Ft. Randy Brecker

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 20 - Basel 1956

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 20 - Basel 1956

Count Basie Orchestra Part 2

Mytha New Edition

Mytha New Edition

Hans Kennel

Ten Of A Kind

Ten Of A Kind

Hans Kennel

Cinq

Cinq

Cinq Ft. Reichstaller / Lakato

Little Lamp

Little Lamp

Krapf

Jazz & Lyrik

Jazz & Lyrik

Gert Westphal / Jazz Live Trio

Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Stephan Zimmermann

Granada Calling

Granada Calling

Vince Benedetti & Hardbop World

Reflections

Reflections

Michael Dubi

Fabula

Fabula

Bardia Charaf Group

Long Lines

Long Lines

Mueller-kramis-baschnagel

You

You

Peter, Moritz / Quartet

Stan-darts

Stan-darts

Ens Live

Little Horse - Ho!

Little Horse - Ho!

Gruntz / Preisig / Liebman

Napf

Napf

Haag, Paul / The Horns Plus

Lost In Queens

Lost In Queens

Keith Saunders

Shapes

Shapes

Dado Moroni Trio

Pictures

Pictures

Wyssmann, Alexander / Twilight Trio

Swing - World - Blues

Swing - World - Blues

Fere's Hot Strings

Behind You

Behind You

Peter Eigenmann Trio

The Glance

The Glance

Christian Münchinger Quartet

A Tribute to Kenny Dorham

A Tribute to Kenny Dorham

Charles Davis Allstars

Complete Lulu

Complete Lulu

Peter Schärli Special Sextet

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 22 - Jazz Live Trio with guests

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 22 - Jazz Live Trio with guests

Albert Mangelsdorff / Francois Jeanneau / Jazz Live Trio

O Grande Amor

O Grande Amor

Peter Schaerli Trio feat. Ithamara Koorax

Broken Shadows

Broken Shadows

Koblizek & Baumgartner

Radio Days Vol. 3

Radio Days Vol. 3

Cannonball Adderley

Jump On In

Jump On In

Adrian Mears New Orleans Hardbop

Transparant Horizons

Transparant Horizons

Stich Wynston's Modern Surfaces

City Kids

City Kids

Christoph Spendel

One

One

Mccaslin Soskin

Images

Images

Sipiagin, Alexander | G. Goldstein

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 5 - Lausanne 1977

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 5 - Lausanne 1977

Louis Hayes / Woody Shaw Quintet

Sleepless

Sleepless

Scorpio 7

Full Circle Rainbow

Full Circle Rainbow

Christophe Schweizer

The Thurgovian Suite

The Thurgovian Suite

Schwaller, Roman / Sextet

50th Anniversary Album

50th Anniversary Album

Roman Schwaller

Sweet Relief

Sweet Relief

Schoeb / Eigenmann / Eckinger / Schmidlin

Da Skale

Da Skale

Daniel Schnyder / Kenny Drew Jr. Quartet

Soundlines

Soundlines

Schenker, David Quartet Inviting Chris Cheek

Obrigado Do Um Romao

Obrigado Do Um Romao

Peter Scharli Trio

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

George Robert Quartet

Live At Q4

Live At Q4

George Robert

Voyage

Voyage

George Robert Quartet

Live At Smalls

Live At Smalls

Richie Vitale Quintet

Cellobration

Cellobration

Daniel Pezzotti

Rendez-vous

Rendez-vous

Gabriele Pezzoli Trio

Improvviso

Improvviso

Gabriele Pezzoli

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 15 - Lausanne 1953

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 15 - Lausanne 1953

Oscar Peterson / Ella Fitzgerald

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 16 - Lausanne 1953

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 16 - Lausanne 1953

Oscar Peterson & Friends

Something Special

Something Special

Peter Eigenman Trio

Divine Mustache

Divine Mustache

Eddy Orini

The Mohican

The Mohican

Ed Neumeister Trio

Volatile

Volatile

Nat Su Quartet

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 12 - Zurich 1960

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 12 - Zurich 1960

Mulligan, Gerry And The Concert Jazz Big Band, Zoot Sims

Balanced Action

Balanced Action

Muenchinger, Christian - Quartet

Thanks To Thad

Thanks To Thad

Monday Night Big Band

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Cody Moffett

Estate

Estate

Matthieu Michel | R. Galliano

Notes From The Real

Notes From The Real

Chuck Manning

Scenes Of Christmas (pro Memoria)

Scenes Of Christmas (pro Memoria)

Ann Malcolm & Co Jazz

Melody

Melody

Lynne Arriale Trio

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Lynne Arriale Trio

Quintessential Lou

Quintessential Lou

Louis Hayes Quintet / Abraham Burton/ Riley Mullins / Dave Hazeltine

The Candy Man

The Candy Man

Louis Hayes Quintet

Formats

Formats

Francois Lindemann

Maria Juanez

Maria Juanez

Leali, Brad And His Jazz Orchestra

the Blue Peach

the Blue Peach

Thierry Lang Trio / Toots Thielemans

J.E.P.

J.E.P.

Koblizek & Baumgartner

Remembrance

Remembrance

Kenny Drew Jr. Trio

Secrets

Secrets

Kenny Drew Jr. Trio

Crystal River

Crystal River

Kenny Drew Jr. Sextet

An Alphorn Polyphony And Songbook

An Alphorn Polyphony And Songbook

Hans Kennel / Mytha Horns Three

Rosa Loui

Rosa Loui

Kennel, Hans - Alpine Experience

Stella

Stella

Kennel, Hans & Mark Soskin

Songlines

Songlines

Heinrich von Kalnein

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 4 - Basel 1969

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 4 - Basel 1969

The Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra

Radio Days Vol. 1

Radio Days Vol. 1

The Quincy Jones Big Band

Going Places

Going Places

John Harrison Trio

It

It's Coming

Ignasi Terraza Trio

Organic Sound

Organic Sound

Huber, Alexandre - Trio

Once In A Lifetime

Once In A Lifetime

Hr-bigband Ft. Joey Defrancesco & Jeff Hamilton

Knoxism

Knoxism

Horn Knox

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 13 - Lausanne 1949

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 13 - Lausanne 1949

Coleman Hawkins feat. Kenny Clarke

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 17 - Basel 1953

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 17 - Basel 1953

Lionel Hampton - Orchestra Part 1

Tiger By The Tail

Tiger By The Tail

Gruntz, George Concert Jazz Band

Three Is A Crowd

Three Is A Crowd

Goodwin, Bill -trio-

Worldwide 1956-1980

Worldwide 1956-1980

Benny Goodman

Basel 1959

Basel 1959

Benny Goodman

Radio Days Vol. 9  - Zurich 1962

Radio Days Vol. 9 - Zurich 1962

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Struggle Or Play

Struggle Or Play

Five On Fire

The Courage To Listen

The Courage To Listen

Sangoma Everett

Live In Zurich, Switzerland 1950

Live In Zurich, Switzerland 1950

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Prochain Arret Copenhague

Prochain Arret Copenhague

Dubi, Michael -quartet-

Live At The Montreux Jazzfestival99

Live At The Montreux Jazzfestival99

Kenny Drew Jr. (solo Agb-series)

The Good Life

The Good Life

Martin Dahanukar / Jerome De Carli

Cojazz Vol. 1

Cojazz Vol. 1

Cojazz

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 7 - Basel 1961

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 7 - Basel 1961

Buck Clayton / All Stars

Un Poco Loco

Un Poco Loco

Francois Chassagnite

Lost In A Memory

Lost In A Memory

Buster Williams Quartet

Polka Dots And Moonbeams

Polka Dots And Moonbeams

Brooks, David 'bubba' (agb-series)

Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing

David Bubba Brooks

Live In Europe

Live In Europe

Brad Leali Quartet

Radio Days Vol. 2

Radio Days Vol. 2

Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers

Heartdrops

Heartdrops

Vince Benedetti / Diana Krall

Backyard

Backyard

Roni Ben-Hur / Barry Harris Trio

Tender Awakening

Tender Awakening

Barbara Balzan Quartet

Peruvian Nights

Peruvian Nights

Bailey, Benny -quintet-

Live In Zurich, Switzerland 1949

Live In Zurich, Switzerland 1949

Louis Armstrong - All Stars -

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 8 - Lucerne 1978

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 8 - Lucerne 1978

Clark Terry / Chris Woods

Spiral Stairway

Spiral Stairway

Twobones, Isla Eckinger

A European Suite

A European Suite

Vienna Art Orchestra

All That Strauss

All That Strauss

Vienna Art Orchestra - First New Year's Concert In Jazz

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love

Vienna Art Orchestra 99

We See

We See

We Three

Squeeze Me More

Squeeze Me More

Reto Weber Squeezeband

Gu Ru

Gu Ru

Kenny Werner Trio

Somewhere Along The

Somewhere Along The

Buster Williams Quintet

Joined At The Hip

Joined At The Hip

Buster Williams Quartet

We Do

We Do

Zahler, Ben's Aloft

Joyful Sadness

Joyful Sadness

Vince Benedetti / Martien Oster

Werner - Wieni- Keller (Recovered Collector

Werner - Wieni- Keller (Recovered Collector's Items)

Buck Clayton / Radio Orchester Zürich

Last Call...?

Last Call...?

Julien-Francois Zbinden

Travessuras

Travessuras

Mauricio Einhorn

Laura

Laura

Idriss Boudrioua Quinteto

Underwater

Underwater

Peter's Playstation

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 25 - Jazz live trio

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 25 - Jazz live trio

Idrees Sulieman, Benny Bailey

Live at Porgy & Bess

Live at Porgy & Bess

Karlheinz Miklin, Heiri Känzig, Billy Hart

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 26 - Jazz Live Trio Concert

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 26 - Jazz Live Trio Concert

Karin Krog, Enrico Rava, Mirjam Klein

Hungarian Moods

Hungarian Moods

Laszlo Spiro

Live at AVO Session Basel-Switzerland

Live at AVO Session Basel-Switzerland

Glenn Ferris, Peter Schärli, Han-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst

Lorraine Blues

Lorraine Blues

Fere Scheidegger & his anniversary band

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 27 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 27 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Stuff Smith, Leo Wright

A dedication to the ladies

A dedication to the ladies

Claus Raible & BOP-Chestra

OW !

OW !

Torino Jazz Orchestra

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 28 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 28 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Kenny Wheeler / Alan Skidmore / Jazz Live Trio

Friends Friends Friends

Friends Friends Friends

François Lindemann

Dig My Trane (Coltrane

Dig My Trane (Coltrane's Vanguard Years)

George Gruntz - NDR Bigband - Tom Rainey

European Tales

European Tales

Cojazz meets Bruno Spoerri

Triple Ace Trio

Triple Ace Trio

Triple Ace Trio (Oliver Kent / Uli Langthaler / Dusan Novakov)

Aguas

Aguas

Pierre-Luc Vallet Trio

Magog

Magog

Magog

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 32 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 32 - Jazz Live Trio Concert Series

Sahib Shihab / Art Farmer / Clifford Jordan

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 33 - Jazz Series

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 33 - Jazz Series

Nat 'King' Cole / Quincy Jones and Big Band

Dreams

Dreams

Fere's Hot Strings

Out of the Bird

Out of the Bird's Eye

Andy Scherrer / William Evans / Stephan Kurmann / Jorge Rossy

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 34 - Jazz Live Trio

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 34 - Jazz Live Trio

Slide Hampton / Karl Berger / Glenn Ferris: Jazz Live Trio

Launching

Launching

Peter Eigenmann / Ken Cervenka Nonet

Shades of Time

Shades of Time

Swiss Jazz School Orchestra

One

One

Soskin / McCaslin / Gisler / Hammer

Cosmic

Cosmic

Harald Haerter

Live In Switzerland

Live In Switzerland

Bobby Shew / George Robert Quintet

I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew

Silvano Bazan Trio / George Robert / Phil Collins

Live at Montreux

Live at Montreux

Lynne Arriale Trio

Global Excellence

Global Excellence

George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

The Tide is In

The Tide is In

Braff / Oester / Rhorer

Paradise Found ...

Paradise Found ...

Sandy Patton

The Paris Jazz Quintet

The Paris Jazz Quintet

Alex Tassel / Guillaume / Avitabile / Scouarnec / Cecarelli

The Gang

The Gang

Urban Voices

Second Take

Second Take

Duane Eubanks Quintet / Sextet

Dreamin

Dreamin' of Cannonball

Louis Hayes / Cannonball Legecy Band

Live

Live

Piano Seven & Brass 5tet

New York Groove

New York Groove

Christoph Spendel

A Call From The Alps

A Call From The Alps

S'HEUIS - The Schönbächler Sisters & the Alpine Experience

The Blue Flagship  LIVE

The Blue Flagship LIVE

Jimmy T99 Nelson

Liebermann - Live at JazzFest Berlin

Liebermann - Live at JazzFest Berlin

George Gruntz Concert Jazzband

Okan Laye

Okan Laye

Stephan Kurmann Strings

Inspiration

Inspiration

Lynne Arriale Trio

Various
In Between

In Between

Lisette Spinner Quartet

'Sins'n Wins'n Funs' - 25 years George Gruntz

George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

Out Of Town

Out Of Town

Christoph Spendel

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 36 - Jazz Live Trio

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 36 - Jazz Live Trio

Johnny Griffin / Hal Singer / Laszek Zadlo / Ferdinand Povel

Sangbook

Sangbook

Marianne Racine Quartet

Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Dr. Macaroni Brass Band

Emotions

Emotions

Lilian Terry

Jubilation

Jubilation

Francois Chassagnite

Play The Billie Holiday Songbook

Play The Billie Holiday Songbook

Schwaller-Eckinger-Cobb

Merryteria

Merryteria

The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

17 (Seventeen)

17 (Seventeen)

Mark Soskin

4 JJ / Slide / Curtis And Al

4 JJ / Slide / Curtis And Al

Robin Eubanks Sextet

A Whisper Away

A Whisper Away

The N.Y. Hardbop Quintet

A Mere Bag of Shells

A Mere Bag of Shells

The New York Hardbop Quintet

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Lynne Arriale

All Around Town

All Around Town

Jeanfrancois Prins

Anna Lauvergnac

Anna Lauvergnac

Anna Lauvergnac

Beyond Another Wall, Live in China

Beyond Another Wall, Live in China

George Gruntz concert jazz band

Canadian Sunset

Canadian Sunset

John Tank Quartet

Crystal River

Crystal River

Kenny Drew Jr.

Different Colors

Different Colors

Stephan Rigert

Different Colors, Vol. 2

Different Colors, Vol. 2

Stephan Rigert

Jazz at the Ranch

Jazz at the Ranch

Toni Jannotta

Jazz Station Runaway

Jazz Station Runaway

Jerome Richardson

Just Jazz

Just Jazz

Toni Janotta

Lazy Afternoon

Lazy Afternoon

J.M. Rhythm Four

Mama Soho

Mama Soho

Michel Philip Mossman Sextet

Moving Forward - Reaching Back

Moving Forward - Reaching Back

Kurt Weil & Vibes Revisited

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Steve Nelson

Paul

Paul's Call

Paul Haag and The Horns Alphornquintet

People Music

People Music

James Weidman

Radio Days

Radio Days

George Gruntz

Rokermotion

Rokermotion

The N.Y. Hardbop Quintet

Second Step

Second Step

Andy Scherrer Quartet

Secrets

Secrets

Kenny Drew Jr. Trio

Shake It!

Shake It!

Richie Vitale Quintet

Song for today

Song for today

Matthew Fries

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 1 - Lausanne 1960

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 1 - Lausanne 1960

The Quincy Jones Big Band

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 10 - Baden 1972

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 10 - Baden 1972

Ben Webster / Dexter Gordon

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 2 - Lausanne 1960

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 2 - Lausanne 1960

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 3 - Lugano 1953

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 3 - Lugano 1953

Cannonball Adderley Sextet

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 4 - Basel 1969

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 4 - Basel 1969

The Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 5 - Lausanne 1977

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 5 - Lausanne 1977

Louis Hayes / Woody Shaw Quintet

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 9 - Zurich 1962

Swiss Radio Days Vol. 9 - Zurich 1962

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

To Kai And Jay

To Kai And Jay

Twobones