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George Gruntz at BALOISE SESSION 1995
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George Gruntz

Fri, 27. Oct 1995, 8 PM | World- & Big Band Jazz
Messe Basel

Mundos was created by George Gruntz and brought the top musicians out in force, for example bandoneon virtuoso Dino Saluzzi and the professional band of the German station WDR. This project brought the world together in music and required three days of rehearsals in Cologne and Basel. It was an exciting synthesis of jazz and South American folklore, which sparked international interest.

On the same evening

Dino Saluzzi
Thu, 29. Oct 1992, 8 PM | Chicago Cantata
Mustermesse Basel

In the US, fans waited in line to get tickets for George Gruntz’s concerts. His projects were so creative and diverse that he was truly seen as an exceptional artist in the jazz scene. The European premiere of the production «Chicago Cantata» took place in Basel at the Rheinknie Session and could have been written specifically for the Basel festival since it showed the diversity of music genres from gospel to blues to jazz. Chicago met Basel with the gospel choir «Linton Family», outstanding blues musicians and the pearls of the jazz scene (Lester Bowie, Ray Anderson, Ambrosetti and many more)!

Line Up
George GruntzPiano
Lester BowieTrumpet
Franco AmbrosettiFlugel Horn, Trumpet
Ray AndersonTrombone
Howard JohnsonSaxophone
Mwata BowdenClarinette, Saxophone
von FreemanTenor Saxophone
Malachi FavorsBass
Reggie NicholsonDrums, Percussion
The Linton Family #Vocals
Pine Top PerkinsPiano
Billy BranchHarmonica
Carl WethersbyGuitar
Special GuestGuitar
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