Live at Montreux

Live at Montreux

Albert Mangelsdorff & Retro Weber

Label: Double Moon Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917100921
Catalog number: DMCHR 71009
Releasedate: 01-01-99
The encounter of the greatest German jazz musician, the trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff and the unsurpassed drummer, percussionist and musical globetrotter Reto Weber with his Percussion Orchestra, which included the African percussionist Nana Twum Nketia (who died in 1994) and the Iranian zarb player Keyvan Chemirani, was a great stroke of luck. This constellation has existed since the beginning of the 90s, with occasional reinforcement from another wind instrument player, usually the saxophonist Chico Freeman. The band has performed throughout the world and at all important music festivals. One high point was their concert at the Montreux Jazz Festivals in 1994, which you can listen to on the CD "Live At Montreux." It is a brilliant masterpiece with a multicultural basis, free improvisation, and creative and virtuoso performances.