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.

 

 

PORGY & BESS

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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