Vinyl-LP only! First 1:1 Reissue of a highly sought after modern jazz album, recorded 1961 at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, originally pressed in a small edition and impossible to find today. German jazz masters Rolf KÃ¼hn (cl) , Wolfgang SchlÃ¼ter (vib) and Horst Jankowski (p) join forces with members of the Erwin Lehn orchestra, Conny Jackel (tp), Bernd Rabe (as), Peter Witte (b) and Ferry Tagscherer (dr). Fascinating recording session full of original material and unique arrangements of standards. Careful analogue mastering plus original cover artwork and sleeve notes.
Host of “Treffpunkt Jazz” (“Jazz meeting point”) is the 25-year-old Horst Jankowski, who joined the Orchestra of Erwin Lehn in 1955 and settled down in Stuttgart after his years of wandering. He earned himself the reputation as Germany’s leading jazz pianist. “Jacob”, Jankowski’s nickname among friends and colleagues, especially stuns with his amazing versatility. As a member of a well renowned Big Band, as leader of jazz combos and a large choir, as well as a highly sought after accompanist, he has to fulfill the most diverse tasks and copes remarkably well. He has not only the required highest level of technical skill and musical intuition, but also shows a brilliant talent for improvisation, a striking sense of style and compositional aptitude, which for example is expressed in his “Blue Mood” or “Metro Gnome”. Oscar Peterson, who belongs to Jankowski’s most respected pianists – next to Teddy Wilson, Hampton Hawes and Russ Freeman – said: “Rarely has a musician been more comitted than Horst”. No wonder then, that even at this “Treffpunkt Jazz” from which these recordings hail, Jankowski’s name stands in the center of musical events.