1-CD with 24-page booklet, 22 single titles. Playing time approx. 79 minutes.
Guitarist Johannes Rediske (1926-1975) was a key figure in the German jazz scene, especially in Berlin in the 1950s. His quintet, influenced by Cool Jazz, was a household name among AFN (American Forces Network) listeners and visitors to the legendary'Bathtub' in Berlin. This CD offers 22 songs recorded for the radio in Berlin between 1953 and 1956. The repertoire consists of jazz and pop standards as well as German evergreens by Gerhard Winkler and Hans-Martin Majewski. The quintet consists of Lothar Noack (clarinet, tenox saxophone), Alexander Spychalski (piano), Manfred Behrend (bass) and Joe Glaser (drums).
The Johannes Rediske Quintet or the'golden' bath time
A success story of the years of the economic miracle...
... which began on Saturday, September 30, 1950, at Nürnberger Straße 50/51 in the west of Berlin, on this day the jazz club was opened in the former cellar bar of the "Femina" dance palace known from the pre-war years: The'bathtub'. Every Monday there was a jam session and on Wednesdays and Fridays:'Awards for the most original dance couples'. The motto of the'bathtub' was'Always stay clean'. In the newspaper ads there was an unknown band in the city, a'Rediske-Quartet with Joe Glaser on drums'. The next day there were the first enthusiastic newspaper reports about the premiere and the word of mouth propaganda announced with the speed of an avalanche rousing everything: "You have to listen to this - great! - A music you just can't get out of your head."
It was the shearing sound that made the visitors to the'bathtub' addicted. The musicians on the small narrow podium were the sensation of Berlin. Within a few days, this jazz and boogie-woogie cellar developed into the most prominent meeting place of the four-sector city. Well-known guests of the city crowded down the narrow stairs, past those waiting for a free table. Downstairs they found an absolutely crowded room where you could not feel the refreshments of a bathtub. The red railings of the small dance floor repeatedly threatened to give in to the rhythmic movements of the dancers.
But fortunately they got the necessary counterpressure from those who crowded around the dance floor to finally get on the dance floor. And above all of them on the podium were the warlocks who had found the right sound and the infectious rhythm of that time: the'Rediskes'. For the celebrities, the owner of the'bathtub','lifeguard' Franz Schubert could always quickly get a table free.
Because that too was part of the atmosphere of the'tub', to be able to feel like a family. With a great gesture, but also a certain matter of course, Schubert shoveled a place free for the famous guests - the actors, well-known politicians and above all the world-famous names who were guests in Berlin.
|Re-Disc Bounce 1|
|2:||As Long As I Live|
|5:||When The Quail Comes Back To St. Quentin|
|6:||Once in Awhile|
|8:||Little White Lies|
|9:||Struttin' With Some Barbecue|
|10:||Love For Sale|
|12:||So wird's nie wieder sein|
|14:||Opus in Barock|
|16:||How Deep Is The Ocean?|
|22:||Interview/Lullaby Of Birdland|