MP3 Wolfgang Obert - License to Swing
This new nonchalant saxophone sound with a great swinging rhythm section makes everybody just feel good. Lean back and enjoy.
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, JAZZ: Swing/Big Band
About Wolfgang Obert
Wolfgang Obert was born in 1963 in Southern Germany.
He grew up in a more or less unmusical environment but his parents always supported him to play music. From the minute he heard “One O’clock Jump” from the Count Basie Big Band at the age of nine, he was a jazz addict. He started on the piano, then changed to guitar and finally stayed happy with the Tenor saxophone. Musicians who influenced him were mostly singers like Louis Armstrong, Billy Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. His favorite saxophone players are Lester Young and Zoot Sims. He played Blues, Rock, Brazilian, Salsa and Dance Music for the bread, but always loved swinging jazz and improvisation. In 2000 he moved to Berlin where got the chance to record his favorite songs with some of the finest jazz musicians in town.
About the Album
1.) The first tune, “Baubles Bangles and Beads”, was originally written by classical composer Aleksandre Borodin. I heard the Frank Sinatra version and loved the tune right away.
2.) “L’ Eté Indien” was big in the seventies with Joe Dassin. This kind of low speaking French lover and half singing drove all the women crazy.
I hope my instrumental version has the same effect.
3.) “C’est si” bon is another French chanson which was recorded by Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt or Yves Montand. It’s a good feeling to stand in that line.
4.) “Waltz for Luiza” is an original tune dedicated to my daughter. To all the musicians don’t count the meters, dance to it.
5.) “Rio Negro” is a song about a big river in Brazil. The melody was meant be a movie theme but Martin Scorsese hasn’t heard it yet.
6.) “Berlin-Minas”. Berlin, Germany is the city I’m living in and Minas Gerais is a wonderful State in Brazil where not only the best coffee and cachaca (Rum) is coming from.
7.) “East of the sun” is dedicated to the most influential saxophone player of all time, Lester Young. Without Lester; no Stan, Dexter and Zoot.
Maybe Kenny G.
8.) “Stardust” is one of the greatest ballads ever. Hoagy Charmichael wrote two great songs and put them later together as “Stardust”.
9.) “Nobody else but me” Jerome Kern composed about 1000 Songs. I think this tune is one of his best of the not so well known.
10.) “Beat the Blues” Another original tune wich is dedicated to all the great Delta Blues musicians who were a great influence on music and me, especially John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.
11.) “Where or when” I heard this tune on Frank Sinatra’s Live at the Sands with the great Count Basie Big Band. It’s the most swinging record I’ve ever heard. Salut.
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