Tag Archives: MPS Records

CLASSIC ALBUM: OSCAR PETERSON-MOTIONS AND EMOTIONS.

Classic Album: Oscar Peterson-Motions and Emotions. By 1969, forty-four year old Oscar Peterson was signed to the MPS label and was well on his way to becoming one of the greatest pianists in jazz history. The man who Duke Ellington called the Maharaja of the keyboard eventually won eight Grammy awards and released over 200 …

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CULT CLASSIC: MICHAEL NAURA QUARTETT-CALL.

Cult Classic: Michael Naura Quartett-Call. Michael Naura was just six years old when he first travelled to Berlin with his mother, and began a new life in the city that became his home. It was where he studied journalism, philosophy and sociology. and played piano in a number of swing bands. However, by 1953 the …

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ART VAN DAMME ECSTASY. 

Art Van Damme-Ecstasy. Label: MPS Records. During a long and distinguished career, American jazz accordionist Art Van Damme was called: “the hippest cat ever to Swing an accordion,” and revolutionised the way that the accordion was played. Suddenly, the accordion was  no longer regarded as an instrument that just played polka music. Now the accordion …

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MICHAEL NAURA QUARTETT-CALL.

Michael Naura Quartett-Call. Label: MPS Records. Michael Naura was just six years old, when he first travelled to Berlin with his mother, and began a new life in the city that became his home. It was where Michael Naura studied journalism, philosophy and sociology, and played piano in a number of swing bands. However, by …

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OSCAR PETERSON-MOTIONS AND EMOTIONS

Oscar Peterson-Motions and Emotions. Label: MPS Records. By 1969, forty-four year old Oscar Peterson was signed to the MPS, label and well on his way to becoming one of the greatest pianists in jazz history. The man who Duke Ellington called the Maharaja of the keyboard eventually won eight Grammy awards and released over 200 …

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50 YEARS MPS.

50 Years MPS. Label: MPS. In 1958, German engineer and producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer founded a new record label SABA (Schwarzwälder-Apparate-Bau-Anstalt). Over the next ten years,  SABA  released 40 jazz albums. However, in 1968, SABA’s parent company was sold to the American GTE Corporation.  Sadly, the new owners had no interest in SABA’s recording business, …

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