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Max Greger

Max Greger is a popular German orchestra leader and saxophonist. He began as an accordionist then went on to the Munich Conservatory where he studied clarinet and saxophone. After a stint in the military he started to play in jazz ensembles, and by the the end of the 1940’s was leading a big band. Greger was very popular in his native Germany throughout the ‘50’s, and appeared regularly on television from 1963 to 1977. He recorded countless records for Polydor. His musical output includes easy listening as well as jazz, swing, polka or Schlager. He was heavily influenced by Glenn Miller and liked to play his music live. By 2000 he started touring with Paul Kuhn and Hugo Strasser as the "Swing-Legenden" (swing legends)

Max Greger Plays Glenn Miller

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 2019

Christmas Wonderland

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 2012

Hallo, Kleines Fräulein

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 2007

Night Train - Swing & Jazz Forever

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 1999

Swingtime

Label: Polydor Records
Released: 1999

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Max Greger and the RIAS Big Band: Swingtime

Read "Swingtime" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There are times when an album’s title is remarkably descriptive, and this is one of them. This is all about swinging, with Germany’s RIAS Big Band providing the backdrop for guest soloist Max Greger, an Earl Bostic/Tiny Bradshaw/Arnett Cobb–style tenor saxophonist from the “blow hard and blow ’em away” school of straight–from–the–shoulder ad–libs. Although his name ...

Tanzen `93

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 1992

Super Tanzmusik

Label: Leo Lab
Released: 1985


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