1-CD with 24-page booklet, 22 tracks. Playing time approx. 79 mns.
Guitarist Johannes Rediske (1926-1975) was a key figure in the German and especially the Berlin Jazz scene in the 1950s. His Cool Jazz influenced quintet was a household name among listeners to the AFN (American Forces Network), and among visitors to the legendary 'Badewanne' in Berlin. This CD offers 22 songs recorded for radio in Berlin between 1953 and 1956. The repertoire consists of jazz and pop standards, and German evergreens by Gerhard Winkler and Hans-Martin Majewski. The quintet comprises Lothar Noack (clarinet/tenor sax); Alexander Spychalski (piano); Manfred Behrend (bass),
and Joe Glaser (drums).