1-CD DigiPac (4 pages) with 12-page booklet, 10 single tracks, playing time 70:43 minutes.
Ladi Geisler was born Miloslav Ladislav Geisler in Prague on 27 November 1927. He took violin lessons as a child, and his father had ambitious plans. Ladi was later to work as an engineer in the electrical company where he was a director. But it was to be otherwise. Ladi was only 15 years old when she was drafted into the war and finally ended up as a Danish prisoner of war. There he discovered his love for the guitar and got to know the accordionist and orchestra conductor Horst Wende.
When he was offered to come to Hamburg after the war, Ladi agreed. The Horst Wende Trio worked in the first years after the war at what was then NWDR, but also in Hamburg'Tarantella'. There Ladi met the then unknown Freddy Quinn and got him a job in the bar.
In 1955 Ladi separated from Wende and from then on worked as a full-time musician at NDR.
Over the years he has become an indispensable soloist for the various orchestras at the station. He has also accompanied countless artists such as Freddy Quinn, Rudi Schuricke, Evelyn Künneke, Margot Eskens, Helmut Zacharias and Hildegard Knef on their recordings and has released many records under his own name. As a member of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra, the excellent guitar player made his own mark on the Kaempfert sound from the late 1950s with the typical'Knackbass'.
In the following years he toured England with Kaempfert, performed throughout Europe with Esther and Abi Ofarim, and he also appeared six times with the orchestra Alfred Hause in Japan.
Django Reinhardt was already a role model in the early days. But Les Paul and Joe Pass were also an incentive and role model and eventually even became good friends.
|Günter Märtens trifft Ladi Geisler - Anekdoten eines Gitarrenspielers (CD) 1|
|1:||Baiao Cacula (Das Lied, das wir hören ...)|
|2:||Du hast noch mal mit Hildegard Knef zusammen gearbeitet ..=|
|3:||Ladi, eines deiner großen Ideale war immer Django Reinhardt|
|4:||Ein anderes Idol von mir war Joe Pass|
|5:||Night and day (Lass uns noch mal bei Les Paul ansetzen)|
|6:||Noch niemanden hast du kennengelernt, nähmlich Louis Armstrong|
|7:||Die Amerikaner möchten den Sound von Bert Kaempfer|
|8:||Du warst auch in Japan ..=|
|9:||Bevor du bei der Gitarre gelandet bist ..=|
|10:||Ladi, du bist jetzt seit über 60 Jahren Berufsmusikerr|