GEORGE GRUNTZ CONCERT JAZZ BAND 2011 (GG-CJB)
SPRING TOUR EUROPE April/Mai 2011
CD „MATTERHORN MATTERS“
„The CONCERT JAZZ BAND lead by Swiss pianist GEORGE GRUNTZ counts now for nearly four decades worldwide as one of the most exciting enterprise of Jazz International.“
18.5.2011 - JAZZ-ECHO, Berlin
„The degree of inventiveness of all music heard on CD „Matterhorn Matters“
shows Gruntz still going strong approaching his 79th birthday this summer.
You can sense his mischievousness and joy in composing and arranging.”
2.3.2011 – AUDIOPHILIE AUDITION, Jeff Krow
„Relatively innocent Jazzstandards… become thrill-packed Sound-Creations, whose razor-sharp outlined ensemble sections set an orchestral impact not to overdue.“
2.5.2011 – BL ZEITUNG, Rolf De Marchi
„OFF BEAT JAZZ FESTIVAL: After an official introduction by mayor Guy Morin the 16-member Bigband got into business with full impact. In „Matterhorn Matters“ themes of Swiss Folklore are
put to point for soloists within new orchestral contexts. Howard Johnson delightfully disassembles given melodies with his Tuba, Luciano Biondini creates one sarcasmatic Hymn on this Swiss Super-Mountain Matterhorn. … Variety in Sound is guaranteed throughout the exciting concert.“
9.5.2011 – BADISCHE ZEITUNG, Reiner Kobe
„Hardcore-Jazz combined with high class Art – CD Matterhorn Matters:
complex and thrillingly electrifing. One subtle bang!”.
24.10.2010 – DIE WELTWOCHE, Peter Rüedi
„Die CD Matterhorn Matters : the highlight of Swiss jazz production year 2010:
Over all superiour, virtuoso attitudes, with selection Matterhorn Matters as a powerful center-piece, due to remember… such must first of all come to a talented master mind!”
25.12.2010 – CODEX FLORES (Online)
„CD Matterhorn Matters is a live release offering breath-taking music from a concert at famous KKL in Lucerne/Switzerland. The partly big band-unusual instrumentation (Tuba, Euphonium, Piccolotrumpet, Frenchhorn and first of all Accordion)… calls for many interesting colors.
Intense swing, rhythmically with a vengeance, at times dynamically close to blast, roars the ensemble through out of sight Arrangements, title track Matterhorn Matter included…
in all the ideal biosphere for the load of internationally prominent Soloists as band members.”
9.5.2011 – Süddeutsche Zeitung, Günther Buhles
„THIS BIG BAND KICKS!
2.3.2011 - AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, Jeff Krow
“Standing Ovations gratify the band’s extraordinary results obtained at all concerts (not „just normal“ in Europe!). Finally no audience remained seated.”
9.5.2011 – BADISCHE ZEITUNG – Reiner Kobe