ECHOES OF SWING
New album 'Dancing' (ACT Music)
Colin T. Dawson - trumpet & vocals
Chris Hopkins - alto sax
Bernd Lhotzky - piano
Oliver Mewes - drums
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
creativity of the combo, with astonishing arrangements, virtuoso solos
and expressive compositions of their own.
Two horns, drums and piano. This unique, compact formation permits the
greatest in harmony and flexibility and allows freedom for an agile,
exact ensemble. The group thrives on a mixture of clever
arrangements and interaction of improvised dialogue, performing for,
and with one another.
The contemporary interpretation of an enormously varied repertoire and
not last the humorous moderation and spontaneous stage presence, has
helped gain ECHOES OF SWING great popularity and made the ensemble a
much renowned and celebrated attraction on the international jazz scene.
Eighteen years of touring have led the ECHOES all
across Europe and the USA, to Japan, New Zealand and even the Fiji Islands. The exceedingly diverse musical development
of the band is in the meantime impressively documented on seven CDs. The
ECHOES OF SWING album ‘Message from Mars’ received the ‘Prix de l’Académie du Jazz’ in Paris, and in Germany was awarded the ‘German Record Critics'
In 2013 ECHOES
OF SWING signed a contract with 'ACT Music & Vision' and on this new label
subsequently released their internationally acclaimed CD 'BLUE PEPPER'. The brand
new and eagerly anticipated ECHOES OF SWING album
'DANCING' (ACT 9103-2) is now due for
release and will be presented during the concert tour 2015/2016 (for detailed
information about the program view 'product info' under DOWNLOAD).