Iiro Rantala, Leszek Możdżer, Michael Wollny. Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I. Germany 2013.
For the first time in its 25-year history, the Berlin Philharmonic Kammermusiksaal was completely sold out for a jazz concert, with an audience of 1200. Three pianists – Iiro Rantala, Leszek Mozdzer and Michael Wollny proved – as soloists, in duos and as a trio – that jazz can break down the rigid old borders between serious and entertaining music. They showed an audience of largely classical fans that, in no uncertain terms, classical and jazz are anything but opposites.
- The album is dedicated to the memory of Norman Granz (Aug. 6, 1918 – Nov. 22, 2001) who invented Jazz at the Philharmonic in 1944.
- Recorded live in concert at the Berlin Philharmonic (Kammermusiksaal), December 11, 2012
- Presented by Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker in cooperation with ACT
- ACT would like to thank: Sir Simon Rattle, Martin Hoffmann and Alfred…
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