When Swiss pianist Stewy von Wattenwyl was asked by jazz promoter Stefan Züst if he would like to arrange George Gershwin's jazz opera Porgy and Bess exclusively for a small band and a concert in january 2018 he agreed with enthusiasm. To record this premiere professionally was a wise decision:

It made possible an inspiring live recording that makes flourish George Gershwin's wonderful music more than 80 years after its genesis in a truly contemporary shape.


Von Wattenwyl's subtle arrangements, who introduce beside common Jazz instruments exotic currencies like a melodica and an indian shruti box, make a contribution to this great album as well the superb work of the musicians and Nicole Herzog's poignant voice.




Stewy von Wattenwyl Sextet


Nicole Herzog voc

Daniel Woodtli tp, flh, melodica, shrooti box

Daniel Bohnenblust as

Stewy von Wattenwyl p, arr

Christoph King b

Tobias Friedli dr, perc

CHF 22.50 (inkl. Verpackung und Porto)

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