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Album Review

Because George Gruntz has become famous as leader of his own international big band and for his arranging abilities, his piano playing often gets overlooked. On Ringing the Luminator, which is both the name of this CD and the name for the first three selections, which form a suite, Gruntz is in consistently brilliant form. He is lyrical and thoughtful, but also is not shy to show off his technique when it fits the improvisation. He revitalizes five jazz standards, performs two versions of trombonist Ray Anderson's quirky "Ecanoo," and contributes originals that fall into many moods. This is a set that is well worth hearing several times, making one wish that Gruntz would record solo and in combos more often. He is an underrated jazz master.


Born: 24 June 1932 in Basel, Switzerland

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band, an orchestra that emphasized originals by bandmembers (both past and present) and the leader's arrangements, was one of the most stimulating of all jazz big bands, with a history spanning a number of decades. Gruntz, a fine pianist, played locally in Switzerland and then debuted in the United States when he appeared with Marshall Brown's International Youth Band at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. His trio in Europe accompanied touring American musicians in the 1960s...
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Ringing the Luminator - Piano Works II, George Gruntz
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: 2005

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