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UPCOMING RELEASES
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Helmut Brandt Orchestra
”Spree Coast Jazz” (Sono-101)
Lost Modern Jazz 1963
June 16, 2017
CD/ LP/ Digital
Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Chateau Fleur De Lis” (Sono-102)
Unearthed Modern Jazz 1968
September 22, 2017
Exclusive 10inch LP
Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Seiler`s Atlantis” (Sono-103)
Reissue of 1962 LP
September 22, 2017
CD & Vinyl-LP: Sonorama C-34/ L-34
VARIOUS ARTISTS – HARD HITTING/ WEWERKA SOUL JAZZ LIBRARY
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S 01
Track
Performer
Composer
Time
01
Fa Fa 1
Joe Haider
Kübler/Haider
3:30
02
Hard Work
Wolfgang Thoma
Thoma/Kusy
4:19
03
Hard Hitting
Rolf Wilhelm
Wilhelm
1:27
04
Soulin
Olaf Kuebler
Kuebler
3:00
05
Butterfinger
Joe Haider
Haider
3:03
06
Madison Square 2
Eugen Illin
Illin
1:40
07
Jupiter Beat
Bill Grah
Grah
3:11
08
Beat Power
Joe Haider
Haider
2:23
S 02
Track
Performer
Composer
Time
01
Dirty Drugs
Hermann Thieme
Thieme
4:08
02
Smeralda
Eugen Thomass
Thomass
2:23
03
In The Very Last Moment
Olaf Kuebler
Kuebler
2:49
04
Soul`Ong
Rolf Wilhelm
Wilhelm
1:38
05
Black Widow
Ted Evans
Evans
2:57
06
Blow In
Joe Haider
Haider
4:12
07
Madison Square 3
Eugen Illin
Illin
1:15
08
Fa Fa 2
Joe Haider
Kuebler/Haider
3:11
All tracks (except where indicated) produced by Hans Wewerka for INMUS,
published by Musikverlage Hans Wewerka (MHW)/
Edition Modern Munich, except A8 published by Cosmoton and B5 published worldwide by A-Tempo
Compiled from the Wewerka archives by Ekkehart Fleischhammer
Credits:

01) Recorded April 4, 1968 by Orchestra Joe Haider aka The Moonwriters* at Trixi Studio Munich, produced by Peter Schneider and engineered by Willi Schmidt for the soundtrack production to the Munich underground movie “Rosy Rosy”
02) Recorded September 16, 1968 by Orchestra Wolfgang Thoma at Trixi Studio Munich
03) Recorded July 17, 1970 by Orchestra Rolf Wilhelm at Scala Studio Munich, engineered by E. Kramper
04) Recorded November 9, 1967 by Orchestra Olaf Kuebler aka The Souloists** at Trixi Studio Munich, engineered by Willi Schmidt
05) Recorded November 9, 1967 by Orchestra Joe Haider aka The Moonwriters* at Trixi Studio Munich, engineered by Willi Schmidt, arranged by E. Rahn
06) Recorded 1971 by Orchestra Eugen Illin at Bavaria Musikstudio Munich, engineered by R. Endrulat for the television movie “Lerchenpark”
07) Recorded 1976 by Orchestra Bill Grah, further details unknown
08) Recorded September 20, 1968 by Orchestra Joe Haider aka The Moonwriters* at Trixi Studio Munich, engineered by Willi Schmidt
09) Recorded 1971 by Orchestra Hermann Thieme, further details unkknown
10) Recorded September 5 & 6, 1968 by Orchestra Eugen Thomass at Studio Allach for the soundtrack to the movie “Scarabea”
11) Recorded July 12, 1968 by Orchestra Olaf Kuebler, further details unknown
12) Recorded July 17, 1970 by Orchestra Rolf Wilhelm at Scala Studio Munich, engineered by E. Kramper
13) Recorded June 2, 1978 by Orchestra Ted Evans aka Teddy Ehrenreich at Studio Heinz, engineered by Mr. Giesser
14) Recorded November 9, 1967 by Orchestra Joe Haider aka The Moonwriters* at Trixi Studio Munich, engineered by Willi Schmidt, arranged by E. Rahn
15) Recorded 1971 by Orchestra Eugen Illin at Bavaria Musikstudio Munich, engineered by R. Endrulat for the tv movie “Lerchenpark”
16) Recorded April 4, 1968 by Orchestra Joe Haider aka The Moonwriters* at Trixi Studio Munich, produced by Peter Schneider and engineered by Willi Schmidt for the soundtrack production to the Munich underground movie “Rosy Rosy”



* “The Moonwriters” are: Olaf Kuebler – Flute & Tenor Sax, Dusko Goykovich – Trumpet, Jan Hammer – Piano, Kurt Bong – Drums, Michael Golz – Guitar, Hans Langenfeld – Bass, Hermann Breuer – Trombone, Hermann Gemeinwieser - Trombone, Heinz Loch – Oboe, Heinz Hermann – Clarinet **

“The Souloists” are: Don Menza – Tenor Sax, Olaf Kuebler -  Tenor Sax, Joe Haider – Organ, Lothar Meid – Bass, Joe Quick – Guitar, Wolfgang Paap - Drums


Vienna born Hans Wewerka produced over 12.000 recordings in various musical categories. He started his legendary carreer right after World War II as head of production at "Austrian Newsreel and Film Production" in Vienna. After founding his own movie production company in the same year, he produced documentaries and feature films with the most famous Austrian actors of that time before falling in love with the sounds of modern and popular jazz.

As early as 1952, he decided to leave the film production behind for moving to Germany and open up his own music publishing company “Edition Modern” in Bavaria, where he worked with many of the best European jazz musicians in various formations. Wewerka always had a keen sense of the best musicians and became responsible for the production of 1.500 LPs, while numerous outstanding but unreleased productions within the 60s and 70s were not released on phonographic records but included in movies and tv serials, not to mention numerous releases on his own record label.

Consequently he not only stored thousands of magnetic tapes in the basement rooms of his office, but also started to found more music publishing companies, later becoming managing director of the famous “Bavariaton Music Publishing” in Munich. Hans Wewerka is responsible for the worldwide representation of  the BBC`s music publishing rights since 1989 and was awarded with the medal of honour by the German copyright control organisation Gema in 1992. In 2001, he got the awarded honorary membership of the International Music Centre in Vienna. Without doubt, Hans Wewerka belongs to the few great and wise musical enthusiasts of our time, still working strong with his company in Munich until today.

Many thanks to Hans Wewerka for giving us an insight into his legendary lifetime work and finally giving permission to bring this timeless music back to life for international availability. Front cover photo of Olaf Kuebler (playing live in Montreux 1968) courtesy of the artist. Back cover photo of Hans Wewerka courtesy of Edition Modern.

Excecutive production for reissue: Ekkehart Fleischhammer, final mastering: Jury Lutz, visual design by Patrick Haase aka rab.bit. Big thanks to all artists for their permission & positive reaction. Special thanks to Adrian Thomé for technical restoration, good vibes and endless motivation.