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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 2LP+12”-Set: Sonorama C-32 & L-32
VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE RMX COLLECTION
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Track
Performer

RMX
Composer
Time
01
Darktown Strutters Ball * (1954)
Elsie Bianchi Trio

Original Radio Edit
Brooks
1:02
02
Hang `Em High (1969)
Memphis Black
Chadeo Re-Edit
Frontiere
3:07
03
Massai (1975)
Mombasa

Dr Rubberfunk Re-Splice
Blackburn
3:51
04
Exotic Drums (1975)
Berry Lipman
Devil McDoom Remix
Berlipp
2:30
05
Fa Fa 2 * (1968)
Joe Haider
Digital Science Remix
Haider
3:33
06
Ufo Invasion * (1972)
Gerhard Narholz
Georges Deligny Remix
Narholz
4:35
07
Shango (1975)
Mombasa
Palmreaders Re-Lecture
Blackburn
3:12
08
Kenia (1975)
Mombasa
Curv`s Mainland Edit
Blackburn
5:41
09
Sax On The Rocks *  (1968)
Gus Brendel
Minimatic Remix
Look
5:28
10
Exotic Drums (1975)
Berry Lipman
Malente Remix
Berlipp
2:53
11
Happy Little Sunbeam (1968)
Elsie Bianchi Trio
Ben Human Remix
Freeman
2:52
12
Work Song (1970)
Honey Drippers
Manzen Re-Edit
Adderly
3:56
13
Exotic Drums (1975)
Berry Lipman
Smooth Pilots Remix
Berlipp
4:16
14
Massai (1975)
Mombasa
Matt Flores Refix
Blackburn
3:50
15
Easter Afternoon (1974)
Ady Zehnpfennig
Eva Be`s Groschenmix
Zehnpfennig
3:43
16
You And I (1974)
Greetje Kauffeld
Rob Smith Remix
Bricusse
3:48
17
Dreaming * (1973)
Edgar Schlepper
Ben Human Remix
Schlepper
3:38
18
Atlantis Blues * (1972)
Elsie Bianchi Trio
Original Live Edit
Bianchi
0:50
Total playing time: 62:56
* Previously unreleased tracks

Compiled and mixed by Ekkehart Fleischhammer, engineered and mastered by Jury Lutz

Sonorama Records re-rubbed 2004-2008, exclusive tracks previously available on vinyl only,
incl. unreleased mixes & edits
… with over 30 worldwide available releases until today. Well known remixers from the UK, the US, France, Germany, Japan or Scandinavia came up with new versions of the 60s & 70s material and  we here at Sonorama were happy to put the best of them out. Now this new Mix-CD entitled “Sonorama Remix Collection” presents the next chapter of boundless jazz recordings, that could be labeled as “freestyle electro funk breaks”.

An unreleased (and over 50 year old) Elsie Bianchi Trio-edit kicks off a variety of contemporary mixes from the Sonorama catalogue, that have been released for the DJs on “vinyl only” until today. But what to expect from an 18 track mixed CD encompassing recordings from 1954 to 2008?

It presents an eclectic mix of remixes incl. previously unreleased tracks to show, how a DJ could use the refreshed material in his own vibe, mashing original rare groove sounds with new electronic beats, from jazz to electro, from funk to house, from afrobeat to dub, from latin to hiphop it is all here, finally showing, what sort of 20th century quality styles developed from “the first jazz movement”. And there are many more stories to be told about certain sounds in this unique selection. May you discover them while listening to this timeless collection. Exceptional taste and the universal love for good music should make this remix volume a great choice for freestyle afficionados and all other openminded music lovers.

Credits:
1. Recorded 1954 in Zuerich at the 1st Amateur Jazz Festival Zuerich (feat. René Nyffeler on recorder), produced by Radio Zuerich, from the vaults of Elsa Bianchi, previously unreleased 2. Original version recorded 1969 in Munich, unknown source, produced by Siegfried E. Loch, additional production 2007 by Chad Berton, from vinyl 45 (Sonorama S-28) 3. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studio, produced by H. Manfred Schmitz, additional production 2006 by Simon Ward, from vinyl Lp (Sonorama L-21) 4. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studios,  produced by Friedel Berlipp, additional production 2005 by Devil McDoom, released on Melting Pot 12” 5. Original version recorded 1968 in Munich at Trixi Studio, produced by Peter Schneider, additional production 2008 by Jury Lutz, previously unreleased 6. Original version recorded 1972 in Munich at Trixi Studio, produced by Gerhard Narholz, additional production 2006 by Thomas Deligny, previously unreleased 7. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studio, produced by H. Manfred Schmitz, additional production 2006 by Serge Hauppe & Ekkehart Fleischhammer, from vinyl Lp (Sonorama L-21) 8. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studio, produced by H. Manfred Schmitz, additional production 2006 by Rainer Duering, from vinyl Lp (Sonorama L-21) 9. Original version recorded 1968 in Berlin at Audio Studio, producer unknown, additional production 2006 by Pascal Houpert, previously unreleased 10. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studios, produced by Friedel Berlipp, additional production 2006 by Christoph Goettsch, from vinyl 12” (Sonorama T-12) 11. Original version recorded 1968 in Atlanta at Chateau Fleur De Lys, producer unknown, additional production 2004 by Ben Addison, final mix by Michael Scheibenreiter of Phoneheads/ Comination, from vinyl 45 (Sonorama S-01) 12. Original version recorded 1970 in Brussels by Honey Drippers & The Pegalo Singers, produced by Hans Wewerka, additional production 2007 by Martin Trenkmann, from vinyl 45 (Sonorama S-28) 13. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studio, produced by Friedel Berlipp, additional production 2006 by Andreas Wendland, Steffen Friedrich & band, from vinyl 12” (Sonorama T-12) 14. Original version recorded 1975 in Cologne at Cornet Studio, produced by H. Manfred Schmitz, additional production 2006 by Matthias Flores & MC Glittershine aka Silver Brown, from vinyl Lp (Sonorama L-21) 15. Original version recorded 1974 in Minden at Dr. Boehm Studios, produced by Ady Zehnpfennig, additional production 2006 by Eva Bernhard & Boris Meinhold, from vinyl 12” (Sonorama T-12) 16. Original version recorded 1974 in Cologne at Rhenus Studio, produced by Joop De Roo, additional production 2005 by Rob Smith, from vinyl Lp (Sonorama L-07) 17. Original version recorded 1973 in Hamburg at Windrose Studios M2, produced by Edgar Schlepper, additional production 2005 by Ben Addison, previously unreleased 18. Recorded 1972 in Atlanta at Chateau Fleur De Lys, from the vaults of Elsa Bianchi, previously unreleased.

Note:
The opener “Darktown Strutters Ball”, played here by jazz legend Elsie Bianchi Trio feat. Swiss jazz legend René Nyffeler on recorder (!)  was taped by Radio Zuerich in 1954 and remains to be the earliest traditional jazz song to become a standard. A version recorded 1917 by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band may be the earliest commercially made jazz record. The Elsie Bianchi take was recorded at the Zuerich Amateur Jazz Festival, where young Swiss jazz musicians played their own versions of American standards. And like today`s remixers, these musicians were asked by the radio station to send in their own recorded versions of standards in their role as “forerunners of the jazz remix”.
 
Executive production of the Sonorama RMX Collection by Ekkehart Fleischhammer, mastered by Jury Lutz, cover design by Patrick Haase aka rab.bit., idea and photo of the Cymbal Turntable by Christian Bauer. Check all other releases on www.sonorama.de.

Thanks so much to all involved original artists, producers and remixers!