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Kurt Edelhagen



The Unreleased WDR Jazz Recordings 1957 - 1974

Label: Jazzline Classics
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Tubbes; El Mo; Mosquito’s Nightmare; Snap It; K-JD 485; Fatsination; I Remember Clifford; Blues For Bohemia; Save Your Love For Me; Till; Sweet Georgia Brown; Sumphin; Black Velvet; Bohemia After Dark; Flookey Pootsey; KE. CD2: Yah-Yah-Blues; Sabbath Message; Chinatown, My Chinatown; Blues Fifteen; Shaw ‘Nuff; Beach; A Cool Day; Russian Roulette; Oliver Haydn Whigham III; 4 For Berlin; Work Song; In The Night; I Will Give You. CD3: Our Delight; Ole; Mo’ Joe; The Sentence; 4+3; McArthur Park; Oni Puladi; Not Later Now; Triple Adventure; Black Eyed; Ow Dallab.


Article: Album Review

Kurt Edelhagen & His Orchestra: The Unreleased WDR Jazz Recordings 1957 - 1974

Read "The Unreleased WDR Jazz Recordings 1957 - 1974" reviewed by Chris May

This 3xCD collection of recordings by Kurt Edelhagen & His Orchestra is culled from over three thousand individual tracks recorded under the auspices of Cologne, Germany radio station WDR over close on twenty years. It is, as the expression goes, a curate's egg. That is to say, parts of it are excellent and parts of it ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero

Read "Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da almeno trent'anni in Germania operano alcune delle migliori orchestre mainstream d'Europa, ormai famose per le collaborazioni coi massimi jazzisti contemporanei. Tra i vari collettivi, la NDR Big Band di Amburgo e la WDR Big Band di Colonia si collocano oggi ai vertici internazionali, sapendo coniugare alta professionalità tecnica a doti di flessibilità, fantasia e apertura ...


Orchester Kurt Edelhagen: Big Bands Live

Label: Arthaus Musik
Released: 2013
Track listing: Tuxedo Junction; 3x2; You Go to My Head; St. Louis Blues; The Man I Love; Yesterdays; Blues on the Bongo Beat; Nancy and the Colonel; You Go to My Head; Lester Leaps In; Tuxedo Junction; The Man I Love; They Can’t Take That Away from Me; Pennies from Heaven; On the Upbeat; Easy to Love; There’s No You; Alpha Jazz.


Article: Extended Analysis

Orchester Kurt Edelhagen: Big Bands Live

Read "Orchester Kurt Edelhagen: Big Bands Live" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Maestro Kurt Edelhagen's Orchestra was a band for its time, deftly blending elements of swing, pop and jazz to help move Germany--at least the Western part of it--away from Nazi strictures and toward a more open-handed environment that not only tolerated but nourished the country's alliance to big-band music that spawned a wide array of world-class ...


Article: Big Band Caravan

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band / Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Read "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band / Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Knoxville Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat BandThat's How We RollTelarc2010 After more than a decade of making beautiful music at home, on the road and in the studio, Gordon Goodwin's irrepressible Big Phat Band keeps rolling merrily along, burning rubber on its sixth free-wheeling recording (and first for Telarc Records). ...


Article: Big Band Report

"A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name

Read ""A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name" reviewed by Jack Bowers

With an appreciative bow and genial tip of the hat to the late Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute named its semi-annual big-band soiree May 21-24 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel “A Swingin' Affair." Was the event able to live up to its name? In the immortal words of ...



Label: Blue Note
Released: 2007


Kurt Edelhagen

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1965


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