The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra, celebrating its 20th anniversary, plays a program of Jazz Standards and a 3-piece Suite written by Fritz K Renold. The Jazzaar Summit production presents young talents working closely with professionals at Jazzaar Festival in the “Bandstand Learning with Role Models” program. By so doing the young musicians were handed down a legacy and a musical heritage, raising their own levels of musicality and proficiency in the process. The tunes were arranged and orchestrated for the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra by prolific writers such as Christian Jacob, Fritz K Renold, Corey Allen and Bob Freedman.
1. Andromeda (Jay Chattaway)
Soloists: John Abercrombie, Claude Stucki, Igor Butman, Silvan Schmid, Victor Lewis
2. Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Soloist: Antonio Hart
3. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein II)
Soloists: Sharon Renold, Tom Garling, John Abercrombie
4. La Fiesta (Chick Corea)
Soloists: Jeremy Monteiro, Claude Stucki, Igor Butman
5. In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
Soloists: Sharon Renold, John Abercrombie
6. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)
Soloists: Igor Butman, John Abercrombie, Jeremy Monteiro
7. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn)
Soloists: Sharon Renold, Silvan Schmid
8. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)
Soloists: Sharon Renold, Ryan Quigley, Antonio Hart, John Abercrombie, Jeremy Monteiro, Mike Richmond
9. Jazzaar Summit - Part I (Fritz K Renold)
Soloists: John Abercrombie, Antonio Hart, Lukas Reinert, Tom Garling
10. Jazzaar Summit - Part II (Fritz K Renold)
Soloists: Tom Garling, Igor Butman
11. Jazzaar Summit - Part III (Fritz K Renold)
Soloists: Claude Stucki, Ryan Quigley, Jeremy Monteiro
Recorded live at Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau, April 17, 2015 by Moritz Wetter of Hardstudios, Winterthur, CH. Tracks 1-11 mixed at Hansahaus, Auguststraße 18, 53229 Bonn, Germany by Klaus Genuit - July 12 - 16 & 25 - 27, 2015;
Mastered on July 27 & 28, 2015 at Skywalk Mastering GmbH in Trierweiler by Marko Schneider.
Executive Producers: Fritz K Renold and Helen Savari for Shanti Records 2015
Track 1 arranged by Fritz K Renold
Track 2 & 5 arranged by Corey Allen
Track 3 & 7 arranged by Christian Jacob
Track 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 arranged by Bob Freedman
All Music by Fritz K Renold is published by Shanti Music Publishing - SUISA
We thank: The featured guest musicians, Sponsors of the Jazzaar Festival 2015, Technicians and Staff, Moritz Wetter, Marko Schneider, Klaus Genuit, BBM Studios, the Jazzaar team, Jazzaar Association and especially the Jazzaar Festival volunteer staff.
We appreciate the support from friends and family around the globe towards our vision for music education. Our deepest gratitude to God for that vision entrusted to us and for enabling its realization.
A special Thank You to the SUISA Foundation for supporting the Bandstand Learning Concert Series 2015!