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HELMUT NIEBERLE & Paulo Morello, Sven Faller, Scotty Gottwald

Swing is here to stay

Round about 100 years ago swing music started all over the world to sweep the audiences off their feet. During the Big Band Era guitar, double bass and drums formed the integrated rhythm section. In contrast on this CD two guitars, bass and drums take the leading part and frame a swing band of this day and age. With almost a completely new repertoire, sophisticated instrumental sounds and a driving rhythmic force swing is here to stay and proudly presented by Gabi and bobtale records.

Howard Alden aus New York zur neuen CD von Helmut Nieberle:
“Helmut Nieberle’s compositions constantly surprise and delight me, always full of memorable melodies and subtle twists (and I find myself singing them in my mind, the mark of great tunes). After many happy years of collaboration with Helmut, I’m always amazed by his unique jazz guitar voice that combines the best of tradition, his many personal influences and an in-the-moment sensitivity and spontaneity!”

Jim Mullen aus London:
“A dazzling and exciting showcase of the many styles and compositions of Germany’s King of swing guitar!”

Juan Martin Koch in der Mittelbayerischen Zeitung vom 16.08.2019:
"Auf seiner Quartett-CD brilliert Helmut Nieberle als Komponist. (...) in einer wunderbar ausbalancierten Mischung aus vertraut wirkenden Jazzstücken, Gipsy-Swing-Nummern, Musette-Walzern und brasilianischen Choros ...".

Jens Hausmann in Akustik Gitarre 2-20, S. 16:
"... die Eigenkompositionen muten an wie Klassiker des jeweiligen Genres - oder wie instrumentale Versionen von Gesangsnummern. Die Bandbreite umfasst swingenden Jazz vom Feinsten in 'Swing For Two', Brasilianisches vom flotten Samba bis zum Choro, es gibt sogar französische Musette-Walzer mit Django Touch wie 'Le Flaneur'. In kurzen, knackigen Improvisationen bleibt die melodische Prägung des Komponisten präsent (...).

Helmut Nieberle - Gitarre
Paulo Morello - Gitarre
Scotty Gottwald - Schlagzeug
Sven Faller - Bass

Swing For Two
Le Flaneur
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