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UPCOMING RELEASES
LP/ Digital
Kapingbdi
”Take A Look Outside” (Sono-111)
Unearthed Afro Funk album 1985
September 27, 2019
Exclusive Vinyl LP
Helmuth Brandenburg Orchestra
”Babylon A.M.C.” (Sono-112)
Library Jazz Funk LP 1978
November 27, 2020
LP/ Digital
Fitz Gore & The Talismen
"Soundmagnificat" (Sono-113)
Spiritual Jazz LP 1976
Januar 15, 2021

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HELMUT BRANDT ORCHESTRA - Spree Coast Jazz
HELMUT BRANDT ORCHESTRA – Spree Coast Jazz
CD & LP: Sonorama C-101/ L-101
Amazing modern jazz from the estate of composer, arranger and baritone saxophonist Helmut Brandt, recorded March 1963 at Haus des Rundfunks in West Berlin - featuring Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Nat Peck and Ack van Rooyen. One-off concert of mostly unknown Brandt compositions played by eleven soloists from Berlin radio orchestras, including “Boogie Waltz”, “Opus C-Moll 794”, “Ferien-Suite” in six movements plus Jerry van Rooyen`s lost tunes “Trifi” and “Stellar”. Forgotten work by one of the key figures of cool and modal jazz in Germany, CD and digital album come with two additional tracks ...more...
VA Cool Europa
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Cool Europa
CD & LP: Sonorama C-100/ L-100
Unique compilation and 100th release in the catalogue of Sonorama Records - file under: cool, modern, hard bop, modal! Fourteen previously unknown tracks recorded 1959-63 in West-Germany by some of the best European jazz artists of the time, featuring Barney Wilen, Francy Boland, Rolf Kühn, Joki Freund, Attila Zoller, Fats Sadi, Roland Kovac, Rolf Ericson, Michael Naura and countless others. All tunes picked from collectors` archives, carefully mastered for 2LP-Gatefold and Longplay Digipack-CD with new sleeve notes and artist photos by Susanne Schapowalow and Hans Harzheim ...more...
JAZZ QUINTET 60
JAZZ QUINTET 60 – The Last Call
CD & LP: Sonorama C-99/ L-99
Hidden treasure coming to light: restored and newly mastered album full of unreleased music from Copenhagen by the godfathers of Danish modern jazz, fluidly playing hard bop to American standards - fresh, highly creative and cleverly arranged. Final chapter in the history of a legendary band recorded 1962-1963, featuring Allan Botschinsky, Niels Husum, Bent Axen, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Bjarne Rostvold. Transferred from reel-to-reel tapes found in the collection of Niels Husum, with photos provided by Allan Botschinsky - limited vinyl LP and digipack-CD with four additional tracks ...more...
FRIEDRICH GULDA ORCHESTRA
FRIEDRICH GULDA ORCHESTRA - Jazz At Auditorium
CD & LP: Sonorama C-98/ L-98
New album of previously unreleased music recorded 1962 at Auditorium Maximum/ Freie Universität in Berlin. Austrian genius Friedrich Gulda on piano and baritone saxophone, leading a 13-piece, top-shelf, lineup of players. Sparkling modern jazz in front of an excited audience, including Parker`s “Anthropology”, Monk`s “Round About Midnight” plus original material by Gulda and Riedel, with world premiere of “Music For Three Soloists And Band”. “It is the rhythmic drive, the risk, the absolute contrast to the pale, academic approach I had been taught”. (Friedrich Gulda in New York Times) ...more...
Hans Koller And Friends
HANS KOLLER & FRIENDS - Big Sound Koller
CD & LP: Sonorama C-97/ L-97
Unique material by one of the most important European postwar jazz musicians being released here for the first time. Tenor saxophonist Hans Koller and his “Big Sound” recorded live in Hamburg 1961. In addition to his classic quartet, Koller invited six brass players to the set, making arrangements sound more colorful and rich. Great modern jazz featuring Ack Van Rooyen, Rudi Flierl, Klaus Mitschele and Rolf Schneebiegl, with Karlhanns Berger on the piano chair. “Big Sound Koller was a real sensation, exhibiting honesty, straightforwardness and musical imagination” (Jazz Podium magazine) ...more...
VARIOUS ARTISTS
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Big Deal ! Weinberger Funk Library 1975-79
CD & LP: Sonorama C-96/ L-96
Killer funk compilation full of highlights from the music archives of Josef Weinberger Ltd. in London, pulled from the most famous library albums on labels like JW (Josef Weinberger/ Theme Music), IA (Impress) or PM (Programme Music). First selection of 16 lost tracks by Toni Campo, Midas Touch, Trevor Bastow, Sidney Dale or Vick Flick, oscillating between jazz-funk, soul music, proto techno and eastern-tinged disco, with open drum breaks, fat bass lines and plenty of horns/ wah wah/ organs/ vibes/ flutes/ electronic effects. Recorded from the master tapes for 6-Page-Digipack-CD and limited vinyl LP ...more...
LUCKY THOMPSON
LUCKY THOMPSON - Bop & Ballads
CD & LP: Sonorama C-95/ L-95
Newly discovered sessions released here for the first time: Ten recordings by one of the greatest saxophonists of his generation, American jazz master Lucky “Eli” Thompson with the Michael Naura Trio, Quintet and guests in Hamburg 1959 and 1960. Small and larger group improvisations with the melodic sound of Lucky on tenor and soprano sax, featuring Heinz von Moisy, Hajo Lange, Jimmy Gourley, Wolfgang Schlüter and Hans Koller. From hard bop to soft ballads, all light, fluffy, intimately personal and with a lyrical bebop approach. “Lucky was a hell of a saxophone player” (Miles Davis)...more...
LARS GULLIN
LARS GULLIN - The Liquid Moves Of Lars Gullin
CD & LP: Sonorama C-94/ L-94
“I was very impressed by Lars. He had a very melodic and liquid way of moving through the changes” (Chet Baker). Previously unknown modern jazz tracks by the legendary Swedish baritone saxophonist, recorded 1959-63 in Europe, featuring icons like Sahib Shihab, Dexter Gordon, Flavio Ambrosetti, Rolf Billberg, Nils Lindberg and others. Carefully mastered recordings from collectors` archives, ranging from quintet to octet, with new liner notes and unseen photos. CD and digital album come with three bonus tracks from Denmark: lost vocal jazz from 1960 with Lars Gullin and Erik Moseholm ...more...
THE RED BAHNIK TRIO
THE RED BAHNIK TRIO - Goes To Santander
CD & LP: Sonorama C-93/ L-93
Soulful piano trio! First re-issue of a lost album, originally released in 1963 on a private label from Zurich with only a handful of copies known to exist. Recordings of unknown jazz pianist Red Bahnik, with John Treichler on bass and a young Mani Neumeier on drums, including unique versions of Les Mc Cann`s “Vacushna” or “Fish This Week”, Horace Silver`s “Sister Sadie” and great original material like the oriental-tinged “Fata Morgana Altamira” or the Latin tune “Santander”. Carefully remastered in 2015 for vinyl LP and CD-Digipack, comes with original artwork and liner notes ...more...
OSCAR PETTIFORD AND FRIENDS
OSCAR PETTIFORD & FRIENDS - Blues In My Mind
CD & LP: Sonorama C-92/ L-92
The great bassist Oscar Pettiford live in Hamburg 1958, second chapter. Fine mélange of modern mainstream, cool jazz and hard bop, with Jimmy Pratt (dr), Hans Koller (ts), Dusko Goykovich (tp), Michel Hausser (vib), Attila Zoller (g), Roger Guerin (tp) and Armin Rusch (p), Comes as carefully mastered longplay-CD and 2-LP vinyl set (gatefold), including photos of the event by Susanne Schapowalow and new liner notes by Arne Reimer, with Goykovich and Hausser sharing their memories of the time. Certainly Pettiford`s best recorded live performance on the European scene in excellent sound quality!...more...
ALBERT MANGELSDORFF
ALBERT MANGELSDORFF – Mainhattan Modern
CD & LP: Sonorama C-80/ L-80
Lost jazz files: Recently discovered treasures from the world renowned „German ambassador of jazz“, trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff from Frankfurt/ Main. Unique modern jazz and hard bop recorded in the late 1950s and early 60s featuring Joki Freund, Hans Koller, Peter Trunk, Heinz Sauer, Günter Lenz and many more big names from the German scene. Collection of nine unknown tunes, sadly forgotten or previously unreleased, including „Improvisation zu einem Klang“, „Tower Blues“, „Jo-Jo Blues“ or „Joe und Joe“. New sleeve notes, careful audio restoration and mastering for CD and LP...more...
BREW MOORE
BREW MOORE - Live In Europe 1961
CD & LP: Sonorama C-91/ L-91
The music presented on this album for the first time was recorded in the year when West Coast tenorist Brew Moore immigrated to Europe. He arrived in Paris and played with renowned drummer Kenny Clarke at “The Blue Note”, later at “Nalen” in Stockholm and for Danish TV with Scandinavian cats Lars Bagge, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen or Alex Riel. “Live In Europe 1961” features seven tremendous quartet performances from Scandinavia and France, neatly mastered, plus unseen archive photos from Denmark and new liner notes by Arne Reimer, author of “American Jazz Heroes”  ...more...
OSCAR PETTIFORD QUARTET
OSCAR PETTIFORD QUARTET – We Get The Message
CD & LP: Sonorama C-90/ L-90
Newly unearthed live recordings of jazz bass and cello legend Oscar Pettiford and his quartet from Hamburg in 1958, featuring the great Kenny Clarke (dr), Hans Koller (ts), Attila Zoller (g) & guests in front of an excited audience. Eight tracks full of bluesy modern jazz, with a gloomy version of Friedrich Gulda`s “Dark Glow” or the cheerful “Gertberg Walk”, written by Pettiford especially for the occasion. Excellent sound quality, carefully mastered in 2015, comes with new liner notes and unseen concert photos from the same evening. Oscar at his best, passing the message of jazz as it was received!  ...more...
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