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Echoes Of Swing

Free from any museum nostalgia, the four musicians take their inspiration from the gigantic treasury of swinging jazz, from Bix to Bop, from Getz to Gershwin, while constantly searching for the hidden, the unexpected, the exquisite. The Great American Song book and the immeasurable recordings of great Jazz pioneers form the humus for the creativ... “There are no lack of bands that play vintage jazz. But Echoes Of Swing bring a couple of things to the party, that are unique: a spare lineup of alto saxophone, trumpet, piano and drums that leans heavily on the left hand of phenomenal stride pianist Bernd Lhotzky; and their enthusiasm for not just creating vintage sounds but using them as raw materials for ambitiously modern arrangements, played immaculately.“ (Downbeat)


Winter Days at Schloss Elmau

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Winter Moon; Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening; I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle; Snowbound; Winter Wonderland; Snow; Looks Like December; It’s Getting To Be That Time Of Year; Sonnet 97; Winter Days; The Night Is Darkening Round Me; The Three Wise Men.



Label: ACT Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Hipsters Hop; Gavotte I, English Suite No. 6; Charleston; Dream Dancing; Diplomata; Lion's Steps; Ballet Of The Dunes; All You Want To Do Is Dance; Sandancer; Carioca; Premier Bal; Ragtime Dance; Moonlight Serenade; Salir A La Luz; Original Dixieland One Step; Dancing On The Ceiling.


Article: Album Review

Echoes Of Swing: Dancing

Read "Dancing" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Across a couple of decades and seven albums Echoes Of Swing, a quartet based in Germany, has been inspired by swing music. Dancing is once again centered on swing, with the band taking its inspiration from the music and adding a contemporary twist. The band draws its material from a wide range of sources--both ...


News: Award / Grant

Echoes of Swing: Jazz Award Presentation in France

Echoes of Swing: Jazz Award Presentation in France

In connection with the award for the recent Echoes of Swing CD '4 Jokers In The Pack, Colin Dawson, Chris Hopkins, Bernd Lhotzky and Oliver Mewes were invited to play a concert tour in France, which a.o. included Rouen, Limoges, Le Havre and Marennes Olron. On the 8th of May they officially received the GRAND PRIX ...


Echoes of Swing

Label: Cornerstone
Released: 2004
Track listing: Sometimes I


Article: Album Review

Jim Galloway: Echoes of Swing

Read "Echoes of Swing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There has been much discussion recently at the Kentonia (fans of Stan Kenton) web site about swing—what it is (and isn’t), how one can identify and/or define it, does it mean the same thing to different people, and so on. May I suggest that those who’ve not yet gotten their hands around the topic pick up ...


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