Available as Digipack-CD long-lost German vocal jazz album from 1959 recorded with early stereophonic sound technology. Vanished LP that ranges among the earliest examples of vocal work from Europe: Legendary blind singer and piano player Wolfgang Sauer performs famous tunes from the Great American Songbook like “Stardust”, “My Melancholy Baby” or “How Deep Is The Ocean”, surrounded by the lush swinging orchestra sounds of Paul Kuhn & Friedel Berlipp – from “jazz ballads with strings” to danceable tunes in the style of “Joe Williams meets Count Basie”. Cologne session recordings, available for the first time in 50 years and remastered 2009 from a vintage demonstration disc in most perfect sound quality.
Original German Electrola stereo album released 1959 in small amounts, never repressed or reissued before, including various session recordings from approx. late 1958/ early 1959, produced in Cologne, comes with original cover artwork, remastered 2009 by Jury Lutz, Roskow Kretschmann and Oliver Haertel.
“Sweet und Swing” is an important vocal album under many aspects. Singer Wolfgang Sauer has been heard largely in the fields of “Schlager Pop” that first propelled him to stardom in Germany during the 1950s. Nevertheless jazz music was his passion and rumours started among fans and collectors about an immediately retired jazz album from 1959. Recently one of the few existing copies was traced and became the “master record” for this 1:1 reissue.