Herb Geller Discography: 1962-2013

The Herb Geller Discography, Part 2: 1962-2013

by Noal Cohen

Page generated on May 3, 2017


Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.

Herb Geller began a 28-yearlong association with the NDR (North German Radio Network) in 1965. During this period, he participated in hundreds of recordings in the NDR studios and other venues, only a small fraction of which have been issued. These sessions involved small ensembles, the NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra and the NDR Studioband (later the NDR Bigband). The NDR archives contain information on these recordings which varies from fragmentary to near complete (unfortunately, mostly the former). Thanks to the assistance of European colleagues, I have obtained information on Geller's NDR recordings, but due to the lack of discographical details, only part of his NDR legacy is included here. Furthermore, you will note that many of the NDR sessions below contain incomplete personnel listings. This is because generally only the soloists names were preserved and not those of the entire ensemble. Similarly, arranging credits are often missing. Yet another caveat is that I have only been able to audition a small amount of this music, performances that have either been issued or recorded privately off the air, so the information shown has largely not been verified. But all that having been said, I still feel that the information found here, imperfect though it may be, helps flesh out the latter (European) portion of Geller's over 60-year career.


Date: 1962
Location: Blue Note Club, Paris, France
Jazz at the Blue Note

Kenny Clarke (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Gourley (g), Lou Bennett (or), Kenny Clarke (d), Simone Chevalier (Ginibre) (v)

a. It All Comes Back to Me Now - 3:50(Hy Zaret, Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney)
b. Red Cross - 2:18(Charlie Parker)
c. Honeysuckle Rose - 2:01(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
d. Jay Jay - 3:12(Kenny Clarke)
e. Lover Man - 3:26(Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
f. Satin Doll - 5:09(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
g. Let's Face the Music and Dance - 1:43(Irving Berlin)
h. How About You? - 2:01(Burton Lane, Ralph Freed)
i. Low Life - 5:28(Count Basie)
All titles on: Fil à Film (Fr.) Videotape (VHS)unknown cat. no. — 1962 Jazz au Blue Note   

Herb Geller (as) on b, h; Simone Chevalier (Ginibre) (v) on c, e, g.

The exact recording date is not known. This appears to be a short film rather than a TV broadcast - production credit: Davis-Boyer. The vocalist Simone Chevalier was the wife of Jean-Louis Ginibre, editor-in-chief of Jazz Magazine. She often sang at the Blue Note and later became an agent, representing Phil Woods among others.

Soloists:
Track a - Gourley, Bennett, Gourley/Bennett/Clarke (2-bar exchanges)
Track b - Geller, Clarke (last bridge)
Track c - Chevalier
Track d - Gourley, Bennett, Clarke
Track e - Bennett (intro), Chevalier
Track f - Gourley, Bennett, Gourley, Bennett, Gourley
Track g - Chevalier
Track h - Geller
Track i - Bennett, Gourley


Date: March 10, 1962
Location: Paris, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Herb Geller Quintet at Festival International du Son

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Mickey Baker (g), Kenny Drew (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. Walkin' (Gravy) - 12:40(Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
b. Yardbird Suite - 8:24(Charlie Parker)
c. Come Rain or Come Shine - 6:26(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
d. Airegin - 3:05(Sonny Rollins)
e. Moonlight in Vermont - 3:55(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
f. Mary Ann - 2:09(Ray Charles)
g. Moanin' - 6:18(Bobby Timmons)
h. Pennies from Heaven - 4:34(Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston)
i. A Night in Tunisia - 9:16(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
All titles unissued.

e, f performed as medley.

Herb Geller (as) on a-d, i; Mickey Baker (g) on a-b, e-f, i.

Information on this concert comes from the INA archives. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Baker, Drew, Michelot, Geller/Baker (4-bar exchanges with Clarke)
Track b - Geller, Baker, Drew, Geller/Baker (4-bar exchanges with Clarke), Drew (final bridge)
Track c - Geller
Track d - Geller
Track e - Baker
Track f - Baker
Track g - Drew
Track h - Drew (intro), Michelot
Track i - Geller, Drew, Baker, Clarke


Date: March 24, 1962
Location: San Remo Jazz Festival, San Remo, Italy
Label: [television broadcast]
Herb Geller Quartet Live in San Remo

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Kenny Drew (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Larry Ritchie (d)

a. Blue 'n' Boogie - 2:57(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
unissued

Information on this TV broadcast comes from Sergio Portaleoni. It can be auditioned on YouTube.


Date: April 1, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quartet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. There Is No Greater Love - 4:36(Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
unissued

This is a French radio broadcast by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer. The recording date comes from the INA archives. This track can be downloaded from the INA website. The timing shown does not include Diéval's spoken introduction.


Date: May 1, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quartet and septet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Bernard Vitet (t), Herb Geller (as), Francois Jeanneau (ts), Dany Doriz (vib), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. I Should Care - 3:26(Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl)
b. It's You or No One - 6:55(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Both titles unissued.

Bernard Vitet (t) on b; Francois Jeanneau (ts) on b; Dany Doriz (vib) on b.

These are French radio broadcasts by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer. The recording date comes from the INA archives. These tracks can be downloaded from the INA website. The timings shown do not include Diéval's spoken introductions. Solo order on track b: Hess (walking intro), Geller, Jeanneau, Doriz, Vitet, Geller/Jeanneau/Vitet/Doriz (8-bar exchanges), Geller/Jeanneau/Vitet/Doriz (4-bar exchanges with Manzecchi).


Date: May 7, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (sextet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Bernard Vitet (t), Herb Geller (as), Francois Jeanneau (ts), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. C.T.A. - 5:51(Jimmy Heath)
unissued

This is a French radio broadcast by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer.The recording date comes from the INA archives. This track can be downloaded from the INA website. The timing shown does not include Diéval's spoken introduction. Solo order: Manzecchi (intro), Jeanneau, Vitet, Geller, Diéval, Jeanneau/Vitet/Geller/Diéval (8-bar exchanges).


Date: May 19, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quartet and quintet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Sonny Grey (t), Herb Geller (as), Jacques Diéval, René Urtreger (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. Brake's Sake - 5:44(Thelonious Monk)
b. While a Cigarette Was Burning - 3:51(Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
Both titles unissued.

Sonny Grey (t) on a; Jacques Diéval (p) on b; René Urtreger (p) on a.

This is a French radio broadcast by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer.The recording date comes from the INA archives. These tracks can be downloaded from the INA website. The timings shown do not include Diéval's spoken introductions. Solo order on track a: Urtreger (intro), Geller, Grey, Urtreger.


Date: June 5, 1962
Location: Milan, Italy
Label: Pep (Swd.)
Herb Geller and the Jimmy Pratt Combo (quartet)

Herb Geller, Jimmy Pratt (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Sergio Coppotelli (g), Giorgio Azzolini (b), Jimmy Pratt (d)

a. Bossa Nova Milano(Jimmy Pratt)
b. Cheek to Cheek(Irving Berlin)
Both titles on: Pep (Swd.) EPP 405 — Herb Geller and the Jimmy Pratt Combo   (1962)

These tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: Between June 7 and 10, 1962
Location: Festival Hall, Bled, Yugoslavia
Label: [radio broadcast]
Yugoslavian Jazz Festival, Bled 1962 (quartet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Renato Sellani (p), Rajko Milosavljevic (b), Jimmy Pratt (d)

a. A Cool Day (Bled and Butter) - 5:38(Herb Geller)
RTB (Yug.) LP 12"LPV 4901 — III Yugoslavian Jazz Festival, Bled 1962   (1962)

This live performance was part of the Yugoslavian Jazz Festival in Bled, 1962, apparently broadcast on radio and/or TV. This is the only track on the LP on which Geller appears. It is called "Bled and Butter" on the LP but is the same melody line as "A Cool Day" from the 1957 Stax of Sax LP (see session of December 12, 1957 above). Geller is the only soloist.


Date: June 29, 1962
Location: Festlandhalle, Recklinghausen, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Jazz Workshop No. 26: Ruhr Festival 1962 (big band)

Rolf Ericson, Rob Pronk, Ron Simmonds, Ack van Rooyen, Bengt-Arne Wallin (t), Erich Kleinschuster, Nat Peck (tb), Willi Meerwald (vtb), Rolf Schneebiegl (frh), Robert Politzer (tu), Arne Domnérus (as, cl), Herb Geller (as), Hans Koller (ts), Friedrich Gulda (bar, p), Ronnie Ross (bar), Fatty George (Franz Georg Pressler) (cl), Toots Thielemans (g), Georg Riedel (b), Egil Johansen (d)

a. H.G. Blues - 6:18(Hans Koller) / arr: Hans Koller
unissued
b. 4 + 3 = 7 - 5:43(Georg Riedel) / arr: Georg Riedel
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 585 — NDR Jazz Workshop '64   (1964)
c. Breezy - 4:08(Rob Pronk)
unissued
d. Training - 5:46(Hans Koller) / arr: Hans Koller
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
e. Sto-Vie-Lon - 5:34(Hans Koller) / arr: Hans Koller
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 585 — NDR Jazz Workshop '64   (1964)
RST (Austria) LP 12"903 219 — Hans Koller: The German Years 1957-1964   
f. Feeling Certain - 5:09(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
g. Egil - 6:28(Hans Koller)
unissued
h. Brasilia - 2:56(Georg Riedel) / arr: Georg Riedel
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
i. The Air from Another Planet - 6:03(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
j. Die Alte Bassgeige (Die Alte Baßgeige) - 4:22(Georg Riedel) / arr: Georg Riedel
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 585 — NDR Jazz Workshop '64   (1964)
k. Free Way for Horns - 4:52(Hans Koller) / arr: Hans Koller
Columbia (Eu.) LP 12"C/STS 83342 — Jazz Workshop Concert: Ruhrfestspiele   (1962)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX 1540 — Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1962   (1962)
l. H.G. Blues - 5:46(Hans Koller) / arr: Hans Koller
unissued

The cover of Columbia (Eu.) 83342 incorrectly shows the date of July 29, 1962. Information on this session comes from the NDR archives. Saxophones are out on track h. Brass (and Gulda (bar)) are out on track f which features Herb Geller (as). The alto saxophone solo on track e sounds much more like Domnerus than Geller.

Additional titles that were performed at this Workshop by ensembles not including Geller: "Airegin" (5:01; featuring Thielemans on harmonica), "Good Morning Judge" (4:44; featuring Koller and Ross), "Eva" (4:35; featuring George), "Stella By Starlight" (6:05; featuring Thielemans on harmonica), "Aerodynamik" (3:08; by Rolf Schneebiegl) and Friedrich Gulda's "Music For Three Soloists and Band" (19:34).

Columbia (Eng.) 33SX 1540 (and presumably Columbia (Eu.) C/STS 83342) contains a 2:10 version of H G Blues with no solos that may be an edited version of either track a or track l.


Date: July 2, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quartet and quintet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Sonny Grey (t), Herb Geller (as), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. Taboo - 5:09(Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
b. Moanin' - 5:11(Bobby Timmons)
c. Foolin' Myself - 4:11(Peter Tinturin, Jack Lawrence)
d. I Didn't Know About You - 3:41(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
All titles unissued.

Sonny Grey (t) on a-b.

This is a French radio broadcast by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer.The recording date comes from the INA archives. These tracks can be downloaded from the INA website. The timings shown do not include Diéval's spoken introductions.

Quintet solo order:
Track a - Diéval (intro), Grey, Geller, Grey
Track b - Grey, Geller, Diéval


Date: July 2, 1962
Location: Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quintet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Sonny Grey (t), Herb Geller (as), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. Sweet Georgia Brown - 4:46(Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
unissued

The INA archives indicate that this title was recorded on the same date as the previous session; however, this is a live concert performance whereas the other JACE All Star broadcasts sound as if they were recorded in a studio with no audience present. Therefore, I am somewhat skeptical of the recording date and location. The timing shown does not include Diéval's spoken introduction or applause.

The tune is actually a line based on the chord changes of the standard "Sweet Georgia Brown" which Diéval introduces as "Soul with Herb and Sonny." Solo order: Geller, Grey, Diéval, Hess (walking), Manzecchi.


Date: July 11, 1962
Location: RTF Studio, Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
JACE All Stars (quintet)

Jacques Diéval, JACE All Stars (ldr), Sonny Grey (t), Herb Geller (as), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. Crazeology - 5:45(Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
unissued

This is a French radio broadcast by the "JACE All Stars" (JACE = Jazz Aux Champs-Élysees). Jack Diéval is the announcer. The recording date comes from the INA archives. This track can be downloaded from the INA website. The timing shown does not include Diéval's spoken introduction. Solo order: Manzecchi (intro), Geller, Grey, Diéval, Geller/Grey (4-bar exchanges with Manzecchi).


Date: November 29, 1962
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Rolf Kühn Ensemble

Rolf Kühn (ldr), unknown (t, p, b, d), Herb Geller (as), Rolf Kühn (cl)

a. Come Rain or Come Shine - 2:44(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Love Is Just Around the Corner - 3:36(Leo Robin, Lewis E. Gensler) / arr: Ack van Rooyen
c. Tangerine - 3:30(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Herb Geller
d. How Long Has This Been Going On - 3:17(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
e. Johnny the Walker - 3:57(Rob Madna) / arr: Ack van Rooyen
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. It has not been auditioned. The complete personnel are not identified. The trumpet player may be Ack van Rooyen.


Date: November 30, 1962
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Rolf Kühn Ensemble

Rolf Kühn (ldr), unknown (t, p, b, d), Herb Geller (as), Rolf Kühn (cl)

a. The Princess - 3:57(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
b. I Love You - 3:47(Cole Porter) / arr: Ack van Rooyen
c. Little White Lies - 3:43(Walter Donaldson) / arr: Herb Geller
d. It's All Right with Me - 3:41(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Liza - 2:44(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. The complete personnel are not identified. The trumpet player may be Ack van Rooyen. Only track a has been auditioned. On it the solo order is Geller, Kühn, trumpet, piano, drums.


Date: January 3, 1963
Location: Americans In Europe Concert, Koblenz, Germany
Label: Impulse!
Bill Smith Quintet live in Germany

Bill Smith (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Bill Smith (cl), Jimmy Gourley (g), Bob Carter (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. Freeway - 6:08(Bill Smith)
b. Pyramid - 4:59(Bill Smith)
Both titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 36 — Americans In Europe, Vol. 1   (1963)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1691 — Americans In Europe, Vol. 1   (1963)
ABC-Impulse! LP 12"AS 36 — Americans In Europe, Vol. 1   (1968)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JAS 64 — Americans In Europe, Vol. 1   
GRP CDGRD 150 — Americans In Europe   (1994)
GRP (Ger.) CD11502 — Americans In Europe   (1994)

Track a is based on the chord changes of "All the Things You Are."

Soloists:
Track a - Smith, Geller, Gourley, Smith/Geller/Gourley (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Smith, Geller, Gourley, Harris (call and response with ensemble)


Date: March 27, 1963
Location: Großer Sendesaal des SFB, Berlin, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 29: Berlin Calling (11-piece ensemble)

Helmut Brandt (ldr), Benny Bailey, Harry Samp, Ack van Rooyen (t), Nat Peck (tb), Siegfried Schmidt (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts, f), Helmut Brandt (bar, con), Günter Maier (p), Hajo Lange (b), Heinz Niemeyer (d)

a. Opus C-Moll 7-9-4 - 5:32(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
b. Boris - 4:56(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
c. Berlin Calling - 5:26(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
d. S'Pacific View - 4:27(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Stellar - 3:55(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
f. Tri Fi - 3:26(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
g. Studie ABC - 8:24(Günter Maier) / arr: Günter Maier
h. Boogie Woogie Waltz - 5:07(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
i. Tea for Two - 5:13(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
j. Passkontrolle (Paßkontrolle) - 4:36(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
k. Einsame Insel - 3:13(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
l. Sturmwarnung - 3:13(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
m. Strandfest - 3:58(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
n. Urlaubsflirt - 5:29(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
o. Fotoalbum - 6:52(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
p. The More I See You - 4:30(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
q. Opus C-Moll 7-9-4 - 5:14(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
All titles unissued.

Information on this public concert comes from the NDR archives but it has not been auditioned. Track d is performed with a sextet made up of Ack Van Rooyen, Geller, Von Dobrzynski (ts), Maier, Lange and Niemeyer.


Date: June 10, 1963
Location: Berlin, Germany
Inge Brandenburg with the SFB (Radio Free Berlin) Jazz Ensemble

Inge Brandenburg, Otto Fröhlich (ldr), Otto Fröhlich, Ack van Rooyen (t), Nat Peck (tb), Herb Geller (as), Karl Blume (bar), Heinz Kitschenberg (g), Manfred Hübler (p), Jürgen Ehlers (b), Joe Harris (d), Inge Brandenburg (v)

a. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 2:55(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
Silver Spot (Ger.) CD1036002SSR — Sing! Inge, Sing!   (2011)

Information on this track comes from the Singers of the Fifties web site. It is not known if other titles were recorded at this session. This track does not appear to have been issued prior to the 2011 CD. The only soloist is one of the trumpeters.


Date: Early August 1963
Location: Landskrona Jazz Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
Label: [radio broadcast]
Quincy Jones Orchestra Live in Sweden

Quincy Jones (ldr), Benny Bailey, Allan Botchinsky, Bosse Broberg, Maffy Falay (t), Bengt-Åke Andersson, Kurt Järnberg, Nat Peck, Åke Persson (tb), Herb Geller, Derek Humble (as), Bernt Rosengren, Ronnie Scott (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar, f), Bengt Hallberg (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Joe Harris (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. Moanin' - 4:09(Bobby Timmons) / arr: Quincy Jones
b. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 5:41(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Quincy Jones
c. Stockholm Sweetnin' - 5:36(Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
d. Nasty Magnus - 8:55(Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
e. Manha de Carnaval (Orfeu Negro, Black Orpheus Theme, A Day in the Life of a Fool) - 3:31(Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Carl Sigman) / arr: Quincy Jones
f. Meet Benny Bailey - 4:16(Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles unissued.

Sahib Shihab (f) on e.

Solos:
a - Benny Bailey (t) 64 bars (2 choruses)
b - Derek Humble (as) 20 bars; Derek Humble (as) 16 bars; Derek Humble (as) 8 bars (double time); Derek Humble (as) 8 bars and cadenza
c - Allan Botchinsky (t) 28 bars; Derek Humble (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bengt Hallberg (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus)
d - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) 36 bars (3 choruses); Bengt Hallberg (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Benny Bailey (t) 36 bars (3 choruses); Åke Persson (tb) 24 bars (2 choruses); Bernt Rosengren (ts) 56 bars
e - Herb Geller (as) 64 bars (extended form); Sahib Shihab (f) 28 bars (extended form); Herb Geller (as) 28 bars (extended form)
f - Benny Bailey (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Benny Bailey (t) 28 bars and cadenza

Information on this concert can be found at Swedish Radio. The timings shown include announcements and applause. The Count Basie band with singer Jimmy Rushing also appeared at this festival.

Jones announces the alto saxophone soloist on track c as Herb Geller before the performance begins but Derek Humble after it ends. It sounds to me more like Humble.


Date: ca. 1964
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Herb Geller with Ib Glindemann

Ib Glindemann, The New Radiodanceorchestra (ldr), Palle Bolvig, Allan Botchinsky, Svend Lundvig, Palle Mikkelborg, Idrees Sulieman (t), Steen Engelholt, Helmuth Hjort Hansen, Ole Kurt Jensen, Poul Kjaeldgaard, John Lind, Torolf Mølgaard (tb), Rolf Billberg, Erling Christensen, Herb Geller (as), Bent (Bengt) Jaedig, Uffe Karskov (ts), Bent Nielsen (bar), Ole Molin (g), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Bjarne Rostvold (d), Ib Glindemann (dir)

a. Out of This World - 2:59(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. Invitation - 3:17(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
Both titles on: Big Band International LP 12"2704 — Ib Glindemann and His Danish Big Band   (1967)

This is Herb Geller with Det ny Radiodanseorkester (later called DR Big Band [Danish Radio Big Band]) under the direction of Ib Glindemann. Information on this recording comes from Danish Jazz Discography 1945-2000, Erik Raben, Ed. The LP issue provides no information at all and inaccurately indicates that the band is Glindemann's. Another title, "SAS," was also apprently recorded but Geller does not solo on it. The personnel are suggested by Raben based on other performances of the ensemble during this period, but are not confirmed. Geller is definitely the soloist on both titles.


Date: June 7, 1965
Location: French Television Broadcasting Studio, Paris, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Early Bird Jam Session

Jacques Diéval (ldr), Billy Byers (tb), Dino Piana (vtb), Johnny Dankworth, Herb Geller, Luc Hoffmann (as), Jacques Pelzer (f), Jacques Diéval (p), Jacques Hess (b), Franco Manzecchi (d)

a. Jumpin' with Symphony Sid - 7:54(Lester Young)
unissued

This is an unusual session, part of the "Jack Diéval Presents" TV series, in which Diéval, Hess and Manzecchi are located in a Paris studio and the other participants are connected by a rather primitive satellite hookup. Their locations and the solo order are as follows: Geller (Berlin), Pelzer (Brusselles), Piana (Rome), Dankworth (London), Hoffmann (Geneva), Byers (New York City). The timing shown includes only the musical performance and no introductions or talking. The show's director was Igor Barrère. This video can be downloaded at the INA website.


Date: September 13-14, 1965
Location: Tonstudio Polyhymnia, Vienna, Austria
Label: Saba (Ger.)
Friedrich Gulda Big Band featuring J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard and Sahib Shihab

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Stan Roderick (t), Kenny Wheeler (t, mel), Robert Politzer (fh), J. J. Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster (tb), Harry Roche (vtb), Rudolf Josel (btb), Alfie Reece (tu), Herb Geller (as), Tubby Hayes (ts, f), Rolf Kühn (ts, cl), Sahib Shihab (bar, f), Pierre Cavalli (g), Friedrich Gulda (p, con), Ron Carter (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: First Movement - 9:35(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.054 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 3   (1981)
MPS (Ger.) CD06024 9828945 — Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest   (2005)
b. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: Second Movement - 8:27(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.054 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 3   (1981)
MPS (Ger.) CD06024 9828945 — Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest   (2005)
c. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: Third Movement - 6:45(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.054 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 3   (1981)
MPS (Ger.) CD06024 9828945 — Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest   (2005)
d. Les Hommages Suite: Fourth Movement (Minuet) - 6:50(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
All titles on: Saba (Ger.) LP 12"15097 ST — Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1   (1965)
Polydor (Eng.) LP 12"583709 — Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1   (1965)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"CRM 625 — Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1   (1965)
MPS (Arg.) LP 12"20015 — Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1   (1975)

The featured soloists are J. J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab and Gulda. Alto saxophonist Leo Wright is shown in photographs of the ensemble in the LP but he is not listed as a participant in the recordings.


Date: September 20, 1965
Location: Grosser Saal des Wiener Musikvereins, Vienna, Austria
Label: [television broadcast]
Friedrich Gulda Eurojazz Orchestra Live

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Robert Politzer, Stan Roderick (t), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Rudolf Josel, Erich Kleinschuster (tb), Harry Roche (vtb), Alfie Reece (btb, tu), Rolf Kühn (sax, cl), Herb Geller (as), Johnny Scott (ts, pic, f), Sahib Shihab (bar, f), Pierre Cavalli (g), Friedrich Gulda (p, con), Ron Carter (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. The Excursion, First Movement - 10:51(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
b. The Excursion, Second Movement - 2:45(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
c. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: First Movement - 10:07(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
d. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: Second Movement - 9:09(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
e. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 1: Third Movement - 8:29(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
f. The Closer - 4:38(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
g. Les Hommages Suite: First Movement - 6:20(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
h. Les Hommages Suite: Second Movement - 3:34(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
i. Les Hommages Suite: Third Movement - 6:11(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
j. Les Hommages Suite: Fourth Movement (Minuet) - 7:27(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
k. Les Hommages Suite: Fifth Movement - 12:39(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
All titles unissued.

Timings shown include applause and announcements.

Soloists:
Tracks a-b - Gulda, Cavalli
Tracks c-e - Hubbard, Shihab (bar, f on track d), unidentified tb, Gulda
Track f - Gulda introduces band members (Roderick lead trumpet)
Track g - unidentified tb, ts, t
Track h - Geller
Track i - Scott (f), Shihab (f)
Track j - Hubbard, Gulda
Track k - Lewis, Shihab (f), Geller, Kühn (cl), Scott (ts)


Date: December 1, 1965
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Hamburg Souvenirs: People

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Herb Geller (as, f), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Michael Naura (p), Eberhard Leibling (b), Jimmy Pratt (d), unknown (per)

a. inc Willow Weep for Me - 4:56(Ann Ronell) / arr: Herb Geller
b. People - 2:56(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Love for Sale - 3:33(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Around the World - 4:04(Victor Young, Harold Adamson) / arr: Herb Geller
e. The Sweetest Sounds - 3:36(Richard Rodgers) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Like Someone in Love - 2:00(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Lady Bird - 4:23(Tadd Dameron) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Moon River - 3:59(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Herb Geller
i. A Hard Day's Night - 3:05(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Herb Geller
j. Manha de Carnaval (Orfeu Negro, Black Orpheus Theme, A Day in the Life of a Fool) - 2:43(Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Carl Sigman) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

This is a radio broadcast on NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk). Tracks h-i have not been auditioned. Herb Geller provided the names of the pianist and bassist and commented on this session (email): "The Art Farmer production was the first thing I wrote for the NDR after taking the job." Although Geller remembered the bassist as being Hans 'James' Last, the archival records of NDR indicate Leibling.

Herb Geller plays alto saxophone on tracks a-d, g and flute on e-f. He is not heard on track j. Percussion is heard on tracks b, e and j.

Soloists:
Track a - Schlüter, Farmer, Geller (as)
Track b - Geller (as), Farmer
Track c - Geller (as), Farmer, Schlüter
Track d - Schlüter, Farmer, Geller (as)
Track e - Farmer, Schlüter
Track f - Farmer
Track g - Farmer, Geller (as), Schlüter, Naura
Track j - Schlüter, Farmer


Date: March 15, 1966
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Quintet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as, f), Gustav Csik (p), Aladár Pege (b), Jimmy Pratt (d), José Prates (per)

a. Invitation - 3:55(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - 3:56(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) / arr: Herb Geller
c. The Shadow of Your Smile - 2:53(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Tom Jones - 4:24(composer unknown) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Cow Song - 2:43(Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Close Your Eyes - 3:54(Bernice Petkere) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Epistrophy - 4:12(Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) / arr: Herb Geller
h. The Mood I'm In - 3:30(Paul Francis Webster, Pete King) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the NDR archives. Only track g has been auditioned and on it Geller plays alto saxophone.


Date: May 24, 1966
Location: Vienna, Austria
Label: Amadeo (Austria)
Friedrich Gulda's Eurojazz Orchestra Concert: Final concert of the Modern Jazz Competition prize winners

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Franco Ambrosetti, Ernie Royal (t), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Kenny Wheeler (t, mel), Ray Premru (btp), Erich Kleinschuster, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Rudolf Josel (btb), Ralph Isakson (frh), Alfie Reece (tu), Herb Geller (as), Eddie Daniels (ts), Tubby Hayes (ts, f), Hans Saloman (ts, bcl), Ronnie Ross (bar), Pierre Cavalli (g, per), Fritz Pauer, Josef Zawinul (p), Ron Carter, Miroslav Vitous (b), Mel Lewis, Klaus Weiss (d), Friedrich Gulda (per, con)

a. Mornin' Reverend - 5:02(Thad Jones)
b. The Shadow of Your Smile - 3:30(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
c. The Closer - 5:36(Friedrich Gulda)
All titles on: Amadeo (Austria) LP 12"AVRS 9213 — Internationaler Wettbewerb für Modernen: Wien 1966   (1966)

Franco Ambrosetti (t) on c; Jiggs Whigham (tb) on b-c; Fritz Pauer (p) on c; Miroslav Vitous (b) on c; Klaus Weiss (d) on c; Pierre Cavalli (per) on a; Friedrich Gulda (per) on a.

Friedrich Gulda organized a competition for international modern jazz soloists in Vienna. These performances come from a concert featuring the prize winners and Gulda's Eurojazz Orchestra. See also the following session of May 27, 1966.

The first-prize winners were Franco Ambrosetti (t; Switzerland), Eddie Daniels (ts; USA), Jiggs Whigham (tb; USA), Fritz Pauer (p; Austria), Miroslav Vitous (b; Czechoslovakia) and Klaus Weiss (d; Germany). This sextet performs Daniels' composition "Last Minute Blues" on the LP.

The runner-up sextet comprised Randy Brecker (t; USA), Lennart Aberg (ts; Sweden), Wlodimierz Nahorny (as; Poland), Jan Hammer (p; Czechoslovakia), George Mraz (b; Czechoslovakia) and Manfred Josel (d; Austria). A performance of "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" by this ensemble is found on the LP.

Sources indicate several unissued titles from this concert: "The Opener," "A Tribute To Someone." "Sight Reading In the Dark" and "All the Things You Are." This is not confirmed. Eddie Daniels is the featured soloist on track a. Jiggs Whigham is the featured soloist on track b. On track c, the competition-winning sextet of Ambrosetti, Daniels, Whigham, Pauer, Vitous and Weiss joins the orchestra (solo order: Whigham, Daniels, Ambrosetti, Pauer, Weiss).


Date: May 27, 1966
Location: Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
Label: [radio broadcast]
Friedrich Gulda's Eurojazz Orchestra and Guests Live

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Rolf Ericson, Ernie Royal, Kenny Wheeler (t), Art Farmer (fh), Ray Premru (btp), J. J. Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster (tb), Rudolf Josel (btb), Ralph Isakson (frh), Alfie Reece (tu), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Herb Geller (as, f), Hans Saloman (as, ts, bcl), Tubby Hayes (ts, f), Ronnie Ross (bar), Pierre Cavalli (g), Friedrich Gulda (p, con), Josef Zawinul (p), Ron Carter (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 2: First Movement - 10:46(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
b. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 2: Second Movement - 10:23(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
c. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 2: Third Movement - 4:36(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
d. The Closer - 8:20(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
All titles unissued.

The guests are Farmer, Johnson, Adderley and Zawinul who are the main soloists on all tracks. The jury for the competition for international modern jazz soloists in Vienna (see the preceding concert, May 24, 1966) was a sextet made up of Farmer, Johnson, Adderley, Zawinul, Carter and Lewis. This ensemble also performed Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy," Zawinul's "Requiem for a Jazz Musician" and the pianist's "Hippodelphia." The timings shown include applause.


Date: May 31, 1966
Location: Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany
Label: Preiser (Austria)
Friedrich Gulda's Eurojazz Orchestra Concert with Guests

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Rolf Ericson, Ernie Royal, Kenny Wheeler (t), Art Farmer (fh), Ray Premru (btp), J. J. Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster (tb), Rudolf Josel (btb), Ralph Isakson (frh), Alfie Reece (tu), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Herb Geller (as, f), Hans Saloman (as, ts, bcl), Lennart Aberg (ts), Tubby Hayes (ts, f), Ronnie Ross (bar), Pierre Cavalli (g), Friedrich Gulda (p, con), Josef Zawinul (p), Ron Carter (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Overture(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
unissued
b. Variations for Two Pianos and Band - 17:15(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
Preiser (Austria) LP 12"SPR 3141 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (1967)
Preiser (Austria) CDPR 90667 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (2005)
c. Pt. 1 Eurosuite - 6:17(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Preiser (Austria) LP 12"SPR 3141 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (1967)
Preiser (Austria) CDPR 90667 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (2005)
d. Pt. 2 Eurosuite - 5:15(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Preiser (Austria) LP 12"SPR 3141 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (1967)
Preiser (Austria) CDPR 90667 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (2005)
e. Pt. 3 Eurosuite - 7:03(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Preiser (Austria) LP 12"SPR 3141 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (1967)
Preiser (Austria) CDPR 90667 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (2005)
f. Pt. 4 Eurosuite - 1:41(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Preiser (Austria) LP 12"SPR 3141 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (1967)
Preiser (Austria) CDPR 90667 — Friedrich Gulda und sein Orchester   (2005)
g. Music for 4 Soloists and Band, No. 2(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
unissued

Art Farmer (fh) on g; J. J. Johnson (tb) on c-g; Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as) on g; Friedrich Gulda (p) on b.

The guests are Farmer, Adderley, Johnson and Zawinul. Timings shown do not include applause. The unissued titles have not been auditioned. Information on this concert comes from a review by trumpeter Ron Simmonds.


Date: June 24, 1966
Location: Festlandhalle, Recklinghausen, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 46: Ruhrfestspiele - Junges Forum 66 (big band)

Bill Smith (ldr), Bosse Broberg, Carmell Jones, Ron Simmonds (t), Ted Curson (t, pt), Duško Gojkovic (t, fh), Kurt Järnberg, Albert Mangelsdorff, Åke Persson (tb), Émile Vilain (btb), Dominique Chanson (ss, as, ts, cl, f), Herb Geller (as, cl, f), Danny Moss (ts, cl, bcl), Ray Pitts (ts, f), Helmut Brandt (bar, bsx, bcl), Bill Smith (cl), Jan Johansson (p), Spike Heatley (b), Pierre Favre (d)

a. Straight Ice - 5:36(Ted Curson) / arr: Ted Curson
unissued
b. Bembasha (Bem Basha) - 4:33(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
unissued
c. Nahkiainen - 6:15(Kurt Järnberg) / arr: Kurt Järnberg
unissued
d. Autobahn - 3:30(Bill Smith) / arr: Bill Smith
unissued
e. For Satch - 5:35(Carmell Jones) / arr: Carmell Jones
unissued
f. Wailing Waltz - 3:27(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
unissued
g. Helgeandsholmen - 8:11(Jan Johannson) / arr: Jan Johansson
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 904 — NDR Jazz Workshop '66   (1966)
h. For Benny - 5:51(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
i. Blues for Charlie - 9:09(Dominique Chanson) / arr: Dominique Chanson
unissued
j. Schnapp's - 7:06(Bill Smith) / arr: Bill Smith
unissued
k. Pete-Pierre - 5:53(Peter Trunk) / arr: Peter Trunk
unissued
l. The Band - 6:53(Helmut Brandt) / arr: Helmut Brandt
unissued
m. For Count - 12:37(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
n. I Remember Clifford - 5:32(Benny Golson) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
unissued
o. Explorations - 11:26(Bill Smith) / arr: Bill Smith
unissued
p. For Duke - 5:58(Bill Smith) / arr: Bill Smith
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 904 — NDR Jazz Workshop '66   (1966)
q. Tears for Dolphy - 5:44(Ted Curson) / arr: Ted Curson
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"629 904 — NDR Jazz Workshop '66   (1966)
r. Jolly Parade - 15:54(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
unissued
s. Going Home(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
unissued

r, s performed as medley.

This NDR Jazz Workshop was produced by Hans Gertberg. The information comes from the NDR archives. It is assumed that the composer/participants arranged their compositions but this is not confirmed. Herb Geller is out on tracks c, i and o. I have not auditioned this Workshop.


Date: October 24, 1966
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller with the NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra

Harry Arnold, Herb Geller, NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Harry Arnold (con), NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (var)

a. Autumn Nocturne - 3:59(Josef Myrow, Kim Gannon) / arr: Harry Arnold
b. I Love You - 4:46(Cole Porter) / arr: Harry Arnold
Both titles unissued.

The information comes from the NDR archives but the identities of the members of the big band and string section present are not disclosed. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. These tracks have not been auditioned but the archival records indicate that Herb Geller solos on both.


Date: October 25, 1966
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller with the NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra

Harry Arnold, Herb Geller, NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Harry Arnold (con), NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (var)

a. Silver Rain - 4:23(Herb Geller) / arr: Harry Arnold
unissued

The information comes from the NDR archives but the identities of the members of the big band and string section present are not disclosed. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. Geller is the alto saxophone soloist.


Date: October 26, 1966
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller with the NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra

Harry Arnold, Herb Geller, NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (ldr), Herb Geller (f, af), Harry Arnold (con), NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (var)

a. Tribute to Herb Geller - 3:35(Harry Arnold) / arr: Harry Arnold
unissued

The information comes from the NDR archives but the identities of the members of the big band and string section present are not disclosed. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. Geller is the flute soloist.


Date: October 28, 1966
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller with the NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra

Harry Arnold, Herb Geller, NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Harry Arnold (con), NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (var)

a. Our Love Is Here to Stay - 4:04(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Harry Arnold
b. Mad About the Boy - 3:16(Noel Coward) / arr: Harry Arnold
Both titles unissued.

The information comes from the NDR archives but the identities of the members of the big band and string section present are not disclosed. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. Only track b has been auditioned and on it, Geller is the alto saxophone soloist.


Date: March 7-8, 1967
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband

NDR Studioband, Franz Thon (ldr), Herb Geller (sax, f), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. K.T. Jones - 2:15(Carl Davis) / arr: Carl Davis
b. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - 3:56(Traditional) / arr: Carl Davis
c. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) - 3:11(Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) / arr: Carl Davis
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. The band personnel are not known. Geller solos on all tracks. Only track a has been auditioned and on it Geller solos on flute.


Date: May 22, 1967
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband featuring Eje Thelin

NDR Studioband, Eje Thelin, Franz Thon (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t), Eje Thelin (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bernt Rosengren (ts), Nils Lindberg (p), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Ars Gratia Artis - 4:59(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. Rolf Billberg in Memoriam - 8:27(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete big band personnel is not known.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Gojkovic, Thelin, Rosengren
Track b - Gojkovic, Thelin, Rosengren


Date: May 23, 1967
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband featuring Eje Thelin

NDR Studioband, Eje Thelin, Franz Thon (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t), Eje Thelin (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bernt Rosengren (ts), Nils Lindberg (p), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Brand New - 3:00(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. Blues For Bill - 4:14(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete big band personnel is not known. Track b has not been auditioned. Soloists on track a: Rosengren, Lindberg, Geller.


Date: May 24, 1967
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband featuring Eje Thelin

NDR Studioband, Eje Thelin, Franz Thon (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t), Eje Thelin (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bernt Rosengren (ts), Nils Lindberg (p), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Storm Warning - 5:13(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. Curbits - 5:01(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete big band personnel is not known. Neither track has been auditioned but the archives indicate that Geller solos on track a.


Date: May 26, 1967
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband and Nils Lindberg

NDR Studioband, Franz Thon (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Nils Lindberg (p), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Petra - 5:05(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. Old Ballad of Dalecarlia - 6:14(Traditional) / arr: Nils Lindberg
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete big band personnel is not known. Neither track has been auditioned but the archives indicate that Geller solos on track a and Nils Lindberg on track b.


Date: ca. 1968
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Label: Sayton (Sp.)
Sonny Grey Big Band Live

Sonny Grey (ldr), George Bens, Pierre Brissaud, Sonny Grey, Roger Guerin, Louis Valizan (t), Daniel Landreat, Charles Orieux, Bill Tamper, Benny Vasseur (tb), Jean Aldegon, Jean-Marie Billiaert, Raymond Leblond, Jacques Nourredine, Rolf Römer (sax), Michel Sardaby (p), Jack Sewing (b), Peter Giger (d)

a. Scotch Squatch - 2:40(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Sayton (Sp.) LP 12"SAY 1005 S — Sonny Grey En Directo   (1968)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 900 — Sonny Grey and His Orchestra in Concert   (2016)

The exact recording date is not given. Herb Geller did not arrange any other titles on the LP.


Date: February 26, 1968
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Quintet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as, f), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Rune Gustafsson (g), Joe Sydow (b), Jimmy Pratt (d)

a. Mox Nix - 2:34(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
b. I Never Has Seen Snow - 4:16(Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) / arr: Herb Geller
c. A Sleepin' Bee - 3:01(Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Up, Up and Away - 2:06(Jimmy Webb) / arr: Herb Geller
e. The Impossible Dream - 3:50(Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Sunny - 1:58(Bobby Hebb) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Olivia's Laugh - 3:35(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
h. The Wasted Waltz - 2:49(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
i. Take It from Me - 2:17(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
j. Wash Out - 3:14(Herb Geller, Rune Gustafsson)
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. Only track j has been auditioned and this is an alto saxophone/guitar duet.


Date: November 4, 1968
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Sextet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as, bcl, pic, af, bf, o, v), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Bernd Steffanowski (g), Michael Naura (p), Joe Sydow (b), Kurt Giese (d)

a. Once upon a Summertime - 4:07(Michel LeGrand, Edmond Bacri [Eddie Marnay], Eduard Ruault, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Herb Geller
b. That Face - 3:24(Lew Spence, Alan Bergman) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Let Me Thru! (Laß Mich Durch) - 3:34(Herb Geller)
d. Letter From Jill - 3:05(Richard Bristol) / arr: Michael Naura
e. Windfall - 2:46(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
f. The Choice - 3:07(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Let It Be (Laß Es Sein) - 2:21(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Sobrado - 2:15(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Wolfgang Schlüter
i. Three Four Tea - 2:39(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
j. Cabaret - 4:43(John Kander, Bob Thiele)
All titles unissued.

Bernd Steffanowski (g) on a-c, e-j; Michael Naura (p) on d, h; Herb Geller (v) on j.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. Only track e has been auditioned and on it, Geller (bf) and Schlüter are the featured soloists. Herb Geller uses an electrified alto saxophone on some tracks.


Date: December 20, 1968
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Quartet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (af), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), Red Mitchell (b)

a. When I Have You - 2:40(Red Mitchell) / arr: Red Mitchell
unissued

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. This track has not been auditioned.


Date: February 10-14, 1969
Location: TV Studio A7, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
TV Jazz Workshop No. 49: Chuck Israels Septet

Chuck Israels (ldr), Palle Mikkelborg (t, fh), Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (sax, cl, f), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), George Gruntz (p), Chuck Israels (b), Tony Oxley (d)

a. Linear Invention - 4:08(Chuck Israels) / arr: Chuck Israels
b. David's Theme - 7:08(Chuck Israels) / arr: Chuck Israels
c. Myra - 7:14(Chuck Israels) / arr: Chuck Israels
d. Chorale and Fantasy - 8:24(Chuck Israels) / arr: Chuck Israels
All titles unissued.

This is a 4-part suite recorded over five days exclusively for TV. There was no public audience. Information comes from the NDR archives. The tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: March 11-14, 1969
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
George Gruntz and the NDR Studioband

George Gruntz, NDR Studioband, Franz Thon (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Günther Fuhlisch, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as, o), George Gruntz (p), Daniel Humair (d), Franz Thon (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Lonely Woman - 3:40(Ornette Coleman) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-10 — Radio Days: Dance-Romance-Relevance   (2007)
b. Perambulation III - 6:41(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-10 — Radio Days: Dance-Romance-Relevance   (2007)
c. Capricci Cavallereschi - 8:39(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
d. And When We're Young - 10:47(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
e. Cleopatra Sweet - 6:04(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
f. Mother of the Dead Man - 5:05(Carla Bley) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued

Information on the unissued tracks (not auditioned) comes from the NDR archives. The complete personnel of the band are not disclosed. Other titles may have been recorded at these sessions.

A version of "Capricci Cavallereschi" timing at 1:46 has been issued on TCB (Swi.) CD 22162 (George Gruntz: Renaissance man). This is basically a Humair solo and may be an edit of track c, although not having auditioned the long track, I cannot confirm this.

Featured soloists:
Track a (March 11) - Geller (o), Gruntz
Track b (March 11) - Humair
Track c (March 11) - Bailey, Humair
Track d (March 12) - Geller (o, as)
Track e (March 13) - Humair
Track f (March 14) - Geller (af), Gruntz


Date: March 28, 1969
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 61 (NDR TV Jazz Workshop No. 51): Suomi Calling (dectet)

Albert Mangelsdorff, Charles Tolliver (ldr), Charles Tolliver (t), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Juhani Aaltonen (as, ts, f), Herb Geller (as, cl, f), Eero Koivistoinen (as, ts), Gilbert Dall'Anese (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, per), Eero Ojanen (p), Pekka Sarmanto (b), Ralf Hübner (d)

a. Suomi Calling - 7:58(Eero Ojanen) / arr: Eero Ojanen
b. 24 After Bird - 9:31(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Rhyme for Reimer - 6:09(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Hamburger - 5:51(Eero Ojanen) / arr: Eero Ojanen
e. On the Nile - 11:55(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
f. Country Five - 4:58(Eero Koivistoinen) / arr: Eero Koivistoinen
g. 4th Dimension - 7:56(Eero Koivistoinen) / arr: Eero Koivistoinen
h. Salut to Gary - 8:59(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Wolfgang Schlüter
i. My Mother - 9:48(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
j. I'm Coming Suomi - 16:14(Albert Mangelsdorff) / arr: Albert Mangelsdorff
All titles unissued.

This session was recorded for TV. Information comes from the NDR archives. It is assumed, but not confirmed, that the participant composers arranged their compositions. Two additional pieces were performed but Herb Geller is not present on them: "Alhambra Mood" (12:18; a saxophone duet by Juhani Aaltonen) and "Zores Mores" (7:58; by Albert Mangelsdorff). Geller is the alto saxophone soloist on his own compositions (tracks b and c - confirmed by Geller email September 28, 2012). The other tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: November 20, 1969
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Quintet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as, f, af, bf, o, enh), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), unknown (p, b, d)

a. The Wayfaring Stranger - 2:29(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Blow the Man Down - 2:35(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho - 2:46(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
d. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - 3:03(Traditional, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Grandfather's Clock - 3:09(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Careless Love - 2:26(Traditional, W. C. Handy, Spencer Williams) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Nicodemus - 3:47(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
h. The Hornet and the Peacock - 2:54(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
i. Henry Martin - 2:50(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
j. The Praties They Grow Small - 2:02(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives but the personnel besides Geller are not identified. Only track i has been auditioned and on it, Geller plays oboe. The records indicate he plays English horn on track j. I am assuming the vibraphonist is Wolfgang Schlüter but this is not confirmed.


Date: November 25-26, 1969
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
George Gruntz and the NDR Bigband

George Gruntz, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Günther Fuhlisch (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as), George Gruntz (p), Daniel Humair (d), Franz Thon (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Bunauara - 7:59(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
b. Saga - 7:31(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-10 — Radio Days: Dance-Romance-Relevance   (2007)
c. Fish - 1:59(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-10 — Radio Days: Dance-Romance-Relevance   (2007)

The complete personnel of the band are not disclosed. Track a has not been auditioned but, according to archival records, features solos by Gruntz (p) and Geller on electric as. Track b features a recitation (Michael Naura) of the poem "Holzschnitt" by Günter Herburger and a solo (ss) by Geller. Track c features a recitation of the poem "Heringe" by Günter Herburger and also the boys choir "KRATZ DICH!".


Date: November 28, 1969
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 64: Catching the New Ones (12-piece ensemble)

Slide Hampton (ldr), Allan Botchinsky (t, fh, mel), Roger Guerin (t, fh), Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti (tb), Slide Hampton (tb, con), Herb Geller (ss, as, ts, cl, pic, f, af, bf, o, enh), John Surman (ss, bar, bcl), Leszek Zadlo (ss, as, ts), Pierre Cavalli (g), Steve Kuhn (p), Palle Danielsson (b), Stu Martin (d)

a. Catching the New Ones - 5:56(Slide Hampton)
unissued
b. Joachim - 6:27(Stu Martin)
unissued
c. Raindrops, Raindrops - 6:11(Steve Kuhn, Bengt-Arne Wallin)
unissued
d. Let Me Play the Lion Too - 12:53(Herb Geller)
unissued
e. Transmutations - 10:34(Pierre Cavalli)
unissued
f. Pretty Thing - 6:53(Slide Hampton)
unissued
g. Wintersong - 7:32(John Surman)
unissued
h. Black Horse - 7:36(Nick Evans)
unissued
i. 284, Ylem, Sanidhama - 11:04(Radu Malfatti)
unissued
j. Spanish Mode - 11:48(Slide Hampton)
unissued
k. Time and Thoughts - 7:49(Slide Hampton)
unissued
l. Mini Rock - 6:58(Slide Hampton)
NDR (Ger.) LP 12"654 094 — NDR Jazz Workshop '70   (1970)
m. Brazilian Story - 18:10(Roger Guérin)
unissued

Not all of the tracks have been auditioned but soloists on the auditioned tracks are:
Track a - Hampton, Zadlo (ts)
Track b - Kuhn (p), Martin, Danielsson, Surman (bar)
Track c - Kuhn (p)
Track d - Geller (bf, f, o, as)
Track e - Geller (ss), Cavalli
Track f - Hampton, Zadlo (as), Kuhn (p)
Track h - Botchinsky (fh), Evans, Surman (bar), Kuhn (p)
Track l - Zadlo (ss), Cavalli

My recording of track h is incomplete, fading out during the piano solo at 6:12. Other timings shown do not include applause.

Track d is a suite that incorporates several familar songs including "When Johnny Comes Marching Home, "Careless Love" and "Billy Boy." About track d, Geller comments: "I had several productions in my first contract with the NDR. For the small group sets I was asked by the producer (Michael Naura) to do some American folk songs. I found a book with many choices and found 8 songs that were doable with some new harmonies. These were recorded. Later I was asked by the producer (Hans Gertberg) of the Jazz Workshop series to write a suite where I would play 8 different instruments (four flutes, oboe, English Horn and 2 saxes); somehow I ignored the clarinet. That suite ["Let Me Play the Lion Too"] was the result using the previous songs. It was almost a circus act. I don't know where the animal title came from." (email September 5, 2012)


Date: ca. 1970
Location: SWF Studios, Baden Baden, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Soul Condor (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Karl Barthelmes, Art Farmer, Duško Gojkovic, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gerd Lachmann (tb), Herb Geller (as, pic, f, af), Dieter Reith (elp, or), Heinz Kitschenberg (eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Horst Mühlbradt (per, cng), Hermann Mutschler (per, tim)

a. El Soul Condor - 4:50(Sergio Varron, Jimmy Pratt) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Little Joe - 2:26(Barbara Field, Sergio Varron) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
c. Como No Cachita - 2:52(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
d. Scarborough Fair - 2:44(Paul Simon) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
e. Aquarius - 3:51(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
f. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - 3:34(Lee Hazelwood) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
g. Sao Felix - 3:00(Peter Neven, Richard Bristol) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
h. Bossandy - 2:32(Andreas Hartman) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
i. La Marcha - 2:54(Oliver Pink) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"20 29035-2 — Soul Condor   (1970)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2344 002 — Soul Condor   (1970)
Omega International (Du.) LP 12"OM 444025 H — Soul Condor: Latin American Rhythm Inc.   (1970)
Acanta (Ger.) LP 12"CC 29386 — Quality   (1978)
Sonia (Ger.) CD77033 — Quality In Sound   (1988)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

The ensemble is called "Certain Lions and Tigers." A specific recording date is not provided. Herb Geller solos on alto flute and piccolo on track e and flute on tracks a, c, g and i. See also the following session.


Date: ca. 1970
Location: SWF Studios, Baden Baden, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Soul Condor (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Karl Barthelmes, Art Farmer, Duško Gojkovic, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gerd Lachmann (tb), Herb Geller (as, pic, f, af), Dieter Reith (elp, or), Heinz Kitschenberg (eb), Jörg Gebhardt (d), Horst Mühlbradt (per, cng), Hermann Mutschler (per, tim)

a. Wade in the Water - 3:18(Traditional) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Fever - 3:02(Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Both titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"20 29035-2 — Soul Condor   (1970)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2344 002 — Soul Condor   (1970)
Omega International (Du.) LP 12"OM 444025 H — Soul Condor: Latin American Rhythm Inc.   (1970)
Acanta (Ger.) LP 12"CC 29386 — Quality   (1978)
Sonia (Ger.) CD77033 — Quality In Sound   (1988)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

The ensemble is called "Certain Lions and Tigers." A specific recording date is not provided. Reith (or) is the main soloist on both tracks. Geller's flute and piccolo are heard on track b


Date: August 25, 1970
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Quintet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as, f), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Reith (elp), Eberhard Weber (b), Tony Inzalaco (d)

a. Smiling Sam - 3:34(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Baby Sitting Suzy - 2:55(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
c. The Bossa Waltz - 3:03(Franck Fullmann) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Hambourgeois - 2:21(Franck Fullmann) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Reith's Right - 3:46(Dieter Reith) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Roncador - 3:51(Richard Bristol) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Never Go Away - 3:12(Dieter Reith) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Terra Samba - 3:26(Tony Inzalaco) / arr: Herb Geller
i. La Calobra - 3:48(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Herb Geller
j. Real Folksy - 2:41(Franck Fullmann) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

Herb Geller (as) on a-b, e, h-i, (f) on c-d, f-g, j.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. It has not been auditioned. Herb Geller uses an electrified alto saxophone.


Date: December 1970
Location: Domicile, Munich, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
My Kind of Sunshine (big band live)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Ack van Rooyen (t), Duško Gojkovic (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Herb Geller (as, pic, f), Dieter Reith (or), Jimmy Woode (b), Heinz Kitschenberg (eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Horst Mühlbradt (per, cng), Hermann Mutschler (per, tim)

a. My Kind of Sunshine - 15:07(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
b. Wade in the Water - 7:31(Traditional) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15352 — Power Play   (1973)
c. What'd I Say? - 13:13(Ray Charles) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15352 — Power Play   (1973)
d. El Soul Condor - 10:36(Sergio Varron, Jimmy Pratt) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
e. Senor Blues - 9:39(Horace Silver) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15352 — Power Play   (1973)
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21331-5 — My Kind of Sunshine   (1972)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"22 22724-3 — My Kind of Sunshine   (1976)
HGBS Digital Download — Sunshine and Bossa Nova   (2011)

The ensemble is called "The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass." The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (f), Whigham, Van Rooyen, Reith, Inzalaco
Track b - Reith, Whigham
Track c - Gojkovic (t), Farmer, Kiefer, Van Rooyen
Track d - Reith, Whigham
Track e - Geller (f), Gojkovic (fh), Reith


Date: December 19-20, 1970
Location: Bauer Studio, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: RCA Victor (Ger.)
Didn't We (large orchestra)

Ack van Rooyen, Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Barry Ross (tb, v), Peter Herbolzheimer, Charles Orieux (btb), Herb Geller (as, pic, f, af), Heinz Berndt, Gerhard Canzier, Helmut Geiger, Bela Klug, Heinz Kutil, Friedrich Rüstig, Richard Strauss, Herbert Strunz (vn), Christian Hopp, Gerhard Silberberger, Hans Winkelmann (vl), Dieter Brachmann, Oswald Joachim (vc), Heinz Kitschenberg (g), Rob Franken (p, hps, or), Horst Helmke (b), Gunter Lenz (b, eb), Dai Bowen (d), Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (per), Jerry van Rooyen (con, v), Barbara Field (v)

a. I'll Never Fall in Love Again - 2:50(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
b. Be In - 3:00(Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
c. After the Race - 3:32(Jerry van Rooyen, E. L. Höhne) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
d. The Face of Love - 3:17(Sergio Varron) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
e. Didn't We - 2:37(Jimmy Webb) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
f. The Windmills of Your Mind - 3:37(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
g. Scarborough Fair - 2:16(Paul Simon) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
All titles on: RCA Victor (Ger.) LP 12"LSP 10299 — Ack Van Rooyen Meets Jerry Van Rooyen: Didn't We   (1971)

Rob Franken (hps) on c, (or) on b, d, g; Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (per) on a-b, d; Barbara Field (v) on a-b, d, f-g; Barry Ross (v) on a-b, d, f-g; Jerry van Rooyen (v) on a-b, d, f-g.

The recording date for this and the following session comes from the Lord discography but it is not known which tracks were recorded on each day. The main soloist is Ack Van Rooyen. Geller's flutes are heard throughout.


Date: December 19-20, 1970
Location: Bauer Studio, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: RCA (Ger.)
Didn't We (large orchestra)

Ack van Rooyen, Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Barry Ross (tb, v), Peter Herbolzheimer, Charles Orieux (btb), Herb Geller (as, f), Heinz Kitschenberg (g), Rob Franken (p, or), Horst Helmke (b), Gunter Lenz (b, eb), Dai Bowen (d), Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (per), Jerry van Rooyen (con, v), Barbara Field (v)

a. Let Me Thru! (Laß Mich Durch) - 2:32(Herb Geller) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
b. Her Name Is Barbara - 5:35(Ack van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Both titles on: RCA Victor (Ger.) LP 12"LSP 10299 — Ack Van Rooyen Meets Jerry Van Rooyen: Didn't We   (1971)

Herb Geller (as) on a, (f) on b; Rob Franken (p) on a, (or) on b; Barbara Field (v) on a; Barry Ross (v) on a; Jerry van Rooyen (v) on a.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (as), Kitschenberg
Track b - Track b - Geller (f), Ack Van Rooyen, Franken (or)


Date: December 19, 1970
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Gala-Abend des NDR-Tanzorchesters aus Anlaß seines 25-jährigen Bestehens (Gala Evening Featuring the NDR Dance Orchestra on the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary)

NDR Dance and Entertainment Orchestra (ldr), Allan Botchinsky, Werner Gutterer, Milo Pavlovich (t), Günther Fuhlisch (tb), Heinz Reese (btb), Herb Geller (sax, f, af), Rolf Kühn, Franz Thon (cl), Svend Asmussen, Wolfgang Schröter (vn), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), George Gruntz, Pim Jacobs, Horst Mühlbradt (p), Hermann Hausmann (or), Red Mitchell, Eberhard Weber (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Rita Reys (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Jubiläumspotpourri (Medley of 19 popular songs) - 33:29
b. Jubiläums Medley (Medley of 4 Popular Instrumentals) - 5:44
c. Besame Mucho - 2:49(Consuelo Velasquéz, Sunny Skylar)
d. Gambler's Guitar (Der Lachende Vagabund) - 2:44(Jim Lowe) / arr: Franz Thon
e. Olé Guapa - 2:48(Ary Malando)
f. Musical Potpourri (Five 50s/60s Broadway Songs) - 10:41 arr: Horst Mühlbradt
g. Thunderball - 2:37(John Barry) / arr: Pete Jacques
h. In the Heat of the Night - 3:30(Quincy Jones, Alan Bergman) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
i. Porompompero - 2:42(Juan Solano Pedrero) / arr: Franz Thon
j. Alfie - 3:12(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Rogier van Otterloo
k. Wives and Lovers - 2:14(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Rogier van Otterloo
l. Hair Potpourri - 13:09(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Helmut Brandt
m. So Sorry - 2:47(Svend Asmussen)
n. Cleopatra Sweet - 6:20(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
All titles unissued.

Information on this live concert comes from the NDR archives. These titles have not been auditioned. The personnel are collective and all the participants are not identified including several pop singers. Some tracks are performed by the Pim Jacobs Quartet. The personnel listed are soloists but it is not known on which tracks they are heard (until I can listen to them).


Date: April 27, 1971
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Trio

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as, f), Rune Gustafsson (g), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)

a. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? - 3:36(Louis Alter, Eddie De Lange)
b. Northern Trail (Triangle) - 2:59(Herb Geller)
c. Trio Trippin' - 3:29(Herb Geller)
d. Black Queen - 3:15(Herb Geller)
e. Stockenhagen - 2:48(Herb Geller)
All titles unissued.

These performances have not been auditioned. NDR archival records indicate that no other titles were recorded at this session.


Date: April 30, 1971
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 71: Peter Herbolzheimer

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, btb), Herb Geller (as, f), Horst Mühlbradt (p, per), Dieter Reith (or), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Eberhard Weber (b), Joe Harris (d, per), Tony Inzalaco (d)

a. Let's Boom Chitty Boom - 10:59(Herbie Mann) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Minor Imp - 7:18(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
c. Wild Chick - 12:34(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
d. Timbales Calientes - 11:51(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
e. Rockin' Chair - 8:55(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
f. Sunflower Chant - 7:18(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
g. Modus Vivendi - 14:12(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
h. Down and Away - 9:11(Janis Ian) / arr: Dieter Reith
i. Green Witch - 5:27(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
j. Blues in Latin - 12:27(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
k. What'd I Say? - 7:32(Ray Charles) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles unissued.

Information on this radio broadcast of a live concert comes from the NDR archives. It has not been auditioned.


Date: June 14, 1971
Location: Cornet Studios, Köln, Germany
Label: Verve (Ger.)
Change of Scenes (big band)

Francy Boland, Kenny Clarke, Stan Getz (ldr), Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Manfred Schoof, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Albert Mangelsdorff, Åke Persson (tb), Erik van Lier (btb), Sahib Shihab (ss, bar, f, af), Stan Sulzmann (ss, ts, f), Herb Geller (as, pic, f, o, enh), Tony Coe (ts, cl), Stan Getz, Ronnie Scott (ts), Francy Boland (p, elp, or, con), Jean Warland (b, eb), Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (d), Tony Inzalaco (per)

a. Extravagances - 6:03(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
b. Symptones - 5:50(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
Verve CD314 543 601-2 — Stan Getz's Finest Hour   (2000)
c. Quiproquos - 9:17(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
d. Escarmouches - 4:47(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
Franklin Mint LP 12"Vols. 93-96 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Big Band Jazz   (1986)
e. Touchstone - 6:34(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
f. Provocations - 6:36(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
All titles on: Verve (Ger.) LP 12"2304 034 — Change of Scenes   (1971)
Verve (Ger.) LP 12"833 469-1 — Change of Scenes   
Ex Libris (Ger.) LP 12"XL 171 084 — Change of Scenes   
Verve CD314 557 095-2 — Change of Scenes   (1998)

Francy Boland (or) on e.

This is Stan Getz featured with the Clarke-Boland Big Band.

Solo order:
Track a - Getz, Shihab (af), Coe (cl), Shihab (ss), Getz
Track b - Getz, Clarke, Geller (enh), Getz, Shihab (bar), Sulzmann (ss), Boland (elp)
Track c - Geller (o), Getz, Bailey (t), Mangelsdorff, Van Lier, Getz, Warland (b), Getz
Track d - Van Rooyen (t), Geller (as), Persson, Getz, Mangelsdorff, Getz, Coe (ts)
Track e - Boland (or), Getz, Sulzmann (ss), Scott, Farmer (fh), Getz
Track f - Getz, Coe (cl), Shihab (ss), Mangelsdorff, Persson, Getz


Date: July 31, 1971
Location: Vara Broadcasting Studio II, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
Explosive! (Festival Big Band)

Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Benny Bailey, Rolf Ericson, Rick Kiefer, Cees Smal, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Erik van Lier (btb), Herman Schoonderwalt (ss, ts), Herb Geller (as, f), Piet Noordijk (as), Tony Coe (ts, cl, f), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Frans Elsen, Rob Franken, Rob Madna (p, elp, or), Rob Langereis (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Jerry van Rooyen (con)

a. Some Blues - 4:18(Rob Madna) / arr: Rob Madna
b. Sonlite - 7:48(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Both titles on: Philips (Du.) LP 12"6303 038 — Explosive!   (1971)
Sonorama (Ger.) LP 12"L 43 — Explosive!   (2009)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 43 — Explosive!   (2009)

The ensemble is called "Festival Big Band" (1971 Loosdrecht International Jazz Festival). This recording was made for later radio broadcast (Radio One) during rehearsals for the Festival appearance.

Soloists:
Track a - Madna (elp), Povel (ts), Persson
Track b - Franken (elp), Ericson, Whigham, Schoonderwalt (ss), Bailey (fh), Ack Van Rooyen (fh), Persson


Date: August 1, 1971
Location: Vara Broadcasting Studio II, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
Explosive! (Festival Big Band)

Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Benny Bailey, Rolf Ericson, Rick Kiefer, Cees Smal, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Hans de Ruiter (btb), Herman Schoonderwalt (ss, ts), Herb Geller (as, f), Piet Noordijk (as), Tony Coe (ts, cl, f), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Frans Elsen, Rob Franken (p, elp, or), Rob Langereis (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Jerry van Rooyen (con)

a. Pt. 1 The Runners - 3:00(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
b. Pt. 2 The Runners - 6:14(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
c. J.B.W. - 6:08(Tony Inzalaco, Bora Rokovic) / arr: Bora Rokovic
d. Because I Love You - 5:14(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
e. Nathalie - 5:31(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
All titles on: Philips (Du.) LP 12"6303 038 — Explosive!   (1971)
Sonorama (Ger.) LP 12"L 43 — Explosive!   (2009)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 43 — Explosive!   (2009)

The ensemble is called "Festival Big Band" (1971 Loosdrecht International Jazz Festival). This recording was made during rehearsals for the Festival appearance and recorded for later radio broadcast (Radio One).

Soloists:
Track a - Elsen (elp), Franken (or), Coe (ts)
Track b - Ack Van Rooyen (fh), Noordijk (as), Inzalaco
Track c - Kiefer, Povel (ts)
Track d - Coe (cl), Noordijk (as), Elsen (elp)
Track e - Smal, Ericson, Ack Van Rooyen (fh), Bailey, Kiefer, Noordijk (as), Geller (as)


Date: August 2, 1971
Location: Vara Broadcasting Studio II, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
Explosive! (Festival Big Band)

Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Benny Bailey, Rolf Ericson, Rick Kiefer, Cees Smal, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Erik van Lier (btb), Herman Schoonderwalt (ss, ts), Herb Geller (as, f), Piet Noordijk (as), Tony Coe (ts, cl, f), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Frans Elsen, Rob Franken, Rob Madna (p, elp, or), Rob Langereis (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Jerry van Rooyen (con)

a. Green - 4:04(Rob Pronk) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Whirligig - 4:53(Frans Elsen) / arr: Frans Elsen
Both titles on: Philips (Du.) LP 12"6303 038 — Explosive!   (1971)
Sonorama (Ger.) LP 12"L 43 — Explosive!   (2009)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 43 — Explosive!   (2009)

The ensemble is called "Festival Big Band" (1971 Loosdrecht International Jazz Festival). This recording was made for later radio broadcast (Radio One) during rehearsals for the Festival appearance. The bass trombonist could be Hans de Ruiter.

Soloists:
Track a - Kiefer, Elsen (p)
Track b - Ack Van Rooyen (fh), Povel (ts), Franken (p)


Date: July 31-August 2, 1971
Location: Vara Broadcasting Studio II, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
Explosive! (Festival Big Band)

Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Benny Bailey, Rolf Ericson, Rick Kiefer, Cees Smal, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Erik van Lier (btb), Herman Schoonderwalt (ss, ts), Herb Geller (as, f), Piet Noordijk (as), Tony Coe (ts, cl, f), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Frans Elsen, Rob Franken, Rob Madna (p, elp, or), Rob Langereis (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Jerry van Rooyen (con)

a. Here's That Rainy Day - 4:45(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Sonorama (Ger.) LP 12"L 43 — Explosive!   (2009)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 43 — Explosive!   (2009)

The ensemble is called "Festival Big Band" (1971 Loosdrecht International Jazz Festival). This recording was made for later radio broadcast (Radio One) during rehearsals for the Festival appearance. The exact recording date of this title, which was not included on the original LP, is not known. The bass trombonist could be Hans de Ruiter. The soloist is Benny Bailey.


Date: September 16, 1971
Location: International Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Label: MPS (Ger.)
George Gruntz Orchestra

George Gruntz (ldr), Franco Ambrosetti, Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Duško Gojkovic (t), Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Heinz Bigler, Leo Wright (as), Herb Geller (as, o), Don Byas, Dexter Gordon (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar), George Gruntz (p, elp, con), Isla Eckinger (b), Tony Inzalaco (d)

a. Lonely Woman - 5:36(Ornette Coleman) / arr: George Gruntz
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21437-0 — From Europe With Jazz   (1971)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15369 — From Europe With Jazz   (1971)
MPS (Ger.) CD533 552-2 — The MPS Years   (1996)
b. The Age of Prominence - 23:02(Flavio Ambrosetti) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"33 21277-7 — Zurich Jazz Festival   (1971)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15326 — Zurich Jazz Festival   (1971)

Herb Geller (o) on a.


Date: November 20, 1971
Location: Domicile, Munich, Germany
Label: BASF (Ger.)
I Just Want To Celebrate (big band live)

Klaus Weiss (ldr), Chuck Findley, Bob Lanese, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Slide Hampton, Charles Orieux, Barry Ross (tb), Gunther Kronberg, Ferdinand Povel, Dick Vennick (sax), Don Menza (ss, ts, f), Herb Geller (as, f), Philip Catherine (g), Fritz Pauer (elp), Lucas Lindholm (eb), Klaus Weiss (d), unknown (per)

a. Superstar - 5:27(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice) / arr: Bill Holman
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"1022155-5 — Giant Collection   (1974)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
b. The Cage - 5:44(Elton John, Bernie Taupin) / arr: Don Menza
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
c. Imagine - 4:36(John Lennon) / arr: Thad Jones
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
d. Get It On - 2:42(Bill Chase, Terry Richards (Terrence Marinan)) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Marina (Ger.) LP 12"MA 67 — The In Kraut, Vol. 2   (2006)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
Marina (Ger.) CDMA 67 — The In Kraut, Vol. 2   (2006)
e. Love Is Blue - 4:40(Andre Popp, Pierre Cour, Bryan Blackburn) / arr: Bill Holman
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
f. You're All I Need to Get By - 6:12(Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) / arr: Thad Jones
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
g. Eleanor Rigby - 5:24(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Don Piestrup
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
h. I Just Want to Celebrate - 9:16(Dino Fekaris, Nickolas Zesses) / arr: Bill Holman
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
i. Flowers - 4:35(Fritz Pauer) / arr: Fritz Pauer
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
j. Spunkwater - 5:18(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
Image HiFi (Ger.) LP 12"008 — Live At the Domicile   (2006)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
k. Sail On - 3:06(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
l. Little Big Horns - 10:56(Don Menza) / arr: Don Menza
BASF (Ger.) LP 12"44 21247-5/1-2 — I Just Want To Celebrate   (1972)
ATM (Ger.) CD3805AH — Live At the Domicile   (1993)
m. Bobmobile(composer unknown)
unissued
n. Moment's Notice(John Coltrane)
unissued

unknown (per) on j.

This is a live performance of the Klaus Weiss Orchestra. The two unissued titles are listed in the Lord Discography and have not been auditioned so it can't be confirmed that track n is, in fact, the John Coltrane composition.

Soloists:
Track a - Menza (ts), Catherine
Track b - Catherine, Pauer, Findley
Track c - Catherine, Geller (f), Menza (f)
Track d - Catherine, Pauer
Track e - Pauer, Van Rooyen, Geller (as), Weiss
Track f - Vennick (ts), Menza (ts)
Track g - Menza (ts)
Track h - Menza (ss), Mikkelborg
Track i - Van Rooyen
Track j - Pauer, Hampton, Menza (ts)
Track k -Mikkelborg
Track l - Hampton, Menza (ss), Findley


Date: December 1971
Location: Domicile, Munich, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
My Kind of Sunshine (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer (t, fh), Duško Gojkovic, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Rudi Füsers, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Herb Geller (as, f), Siegfried 'Sigi' Schwab (g), Dieter Reith (or), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Peter Trunk (eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Joe Harris (per, tim), Horst Mühlbradt (per, cng)

a. Timbales Calientes - 7:00(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15352 — Power Play   (1973)
b. Sunflower Chant - 7:39(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15352 — Power Play   (1973)
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
c. Twelve in Eight - 8:06(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. Rockin' Chair - 7:43(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21331-5 — My Kind of Sunshine   (1972)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"22 22724-3 — My Kind of Sunshine   (1976)
HGBS Digital Download — Sunshine and Bossa Nova   (2011)

The ensemble is called "The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass." The timings shown do not include applause or announcements.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (pic), Mikkelborg, Harris (tim)
Track b - Farmer (fh)
Track c - Farmer (fh), Geller (as)
Track d - Reith, Whigham, Mikkelborg


Date: December 10-11, 1971
Location: Studio Walldorf, Frankfurt, Germany
Label: CBS (Ger.)
Grandezza On Guitar (quartet)

Baden Powell (ldr), Herb Geller (f, af), Baden Powell (acg, v), Eberhard Weber (b), Joaquim Paes Henriques (d)

a. Apelo - 4:52(Baden Powell, Vinicius DeMoraes)
b. Tributo ao Julio - 8:18(Baden Powell)
c. Samba de Lamento - 5:23(Baden Powell)
d. Labareda - 8:53(Baden Powell)
e. It Was a Very Good Year - 2:44(Ervin Drake)
f. Improvisation Before Breakfast - 8:34(Baden Powell)
All titles on: CBS (Du.) LP 12"80 141 — Grandezza On Guitar   (1974)
Epic (Jpn.) LP 12"ECPM 107 — Grandezza On Guitar   (1974)
CBS (Ger.) LP 12"22026 — Solitude On Guitar/Grandezza On Guitar   (1976)

Herb Geller (f) on b-d, f, (af) on a, e; Eberhard Weber (b) on a-d, f; Joaquim Paes Henriques (d) on a-d, f; Baden Powell (v) on c.

Track e is an alto flute/guitar duet. About this session, Herb Geller commented (email), "I remember I played flute and alto flute and Eberhard Weber was on bass and neither Baden nor the drummer could speak English or German, so it was little complicated."


Date: ca. 1972
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Label: BASF (Ger.)
Blues & Electronics

Okko Bekker (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Peter Haesslein (g), Simon Alcott (p, snt, or), Okko Bekker (snt), Others Unknown (var)

a. Moogie Woogie - 2:36(Les Humphries, Jimmy Bilsbury, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
b. Blues in E(lectronic) Flat - 3:46(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Analog From the Attic   (2012)
c. Red Tuesday - 2:53(Les Humphries, Jimmy Bilsbury, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
d. Moog Indigo - 4:07(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Rare Electronic Moog Melodies   (2011)
e. O.K. Blues - 4:36(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
Goldenlane Records Digital Download — Rare Oldies: R & B Soul   (2013)
f. Space Suite: Lost in Outer Space - 4:14(Les Humphries, Jimmy Bilsbury, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
g. Space Suite: Fly Me to the Moog - 3:23(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
h. Space Suite: Destination Unknown - 4:20(Les Humphries, Jimmy Bilsbury, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
i. Space Suite: Thinking of the Green Hills of Earth - 3:26(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
j. Space Suite: Galactic Breakdown - 3:21(Les Humphries, Martin Binder [Jack Martin])
All titles on: BASF (Ger.) LP 12"21150 — Blues & Electronics: Frank David Selection   (1972)

This is surely one of the most bizarre entries in Herb Geller's discography. About it he says (email): "I did several recording sessions with various rock groups. They usually consisted of me alone with ear phones. They were strictly "take the money and run" affairs. Usually I did not know If I was playing with musicians or machines."


Date: January 14, 1972
Location: Cornet Studio, Köln, Germany
Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band: Our Kinda Strauss

Francy Boland, Kenny Clarke (ldr), Benny Bailey (t, fh), Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins (t), Nat Peck, Åke Persson, Erik van Lier (tb), Sahib Shihab (ss, bar, f), Herb Geller (as, enh), Stan Robinson, Ronnie Scott (ts), Tony Coe (cl), Francy Boland (key, or), Jimmy Woode (b), Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (d), Tony Inzalaco (per)

a. Lotus - 6:53(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
b. Lobsang - 9:09(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
Both titles on: Rearward (It.) CD106 — Our Kinda Strauss   (1999)

Herb Geller (enh) on b.

Soloists:
Track a - Scott, Shihab (ss), Boland (or)
Track b - Bailey (fh, t), Boland (or), Geller (enh)


Date: February 12, 1972
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Backstage Report On the Rehearsals For a Jazz Concert (Herb Geller with the Bill Evans Trio)

Bill Evans, Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as, pic, f, af), Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d)

a. Sao Paulo - 3:12(Herb Geller)
b. Northern Trail (Triangle) - 5:34(Herb Geller)
Moon (It.) CDMCD 060-2 — Emily   (1994)
c. inc What Is This Thing Called Love? - 4:28(Cole Porter)
d. Quarter Tone Experiments - 1:58(Herb Geller)
e. Waltz of Dissension (Waltz of Discention) - 4:36(Herb Geller)
f. Sao Paulo - 1:56(Herb Geller)
All titles on: Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
Jazz Shots (Sp.) DVD2869088 — Bill Evans: Trio Umbria 1978/Quartet With Herb Geller Hamburg 1972   (2009)

Herb Geller (as) on c, (pic) on a, (f) on d-f, (af) on b.

These are rehearsals for the concert on February 14, 1972 (NDR Jazz Workshop No. 76) that were filmed by Werner Schlichting and Klaus Brix for NDR. The 25-minute film was produced by Michael Naura. Track c involves improvisations on the chord changes of "What Is This Thing Called Love" but the well-known melody is never stated. The timings shown do not include studio discussion.

Moon MCD 060-2 incorrectly lists track b as "Quarter Tone Experiments." I have not heard the Turning Point and Jazz Shots issues of this material but both indicate Geller's "Stockenhagen" was rehearsed. I do not find this composition among those present in the NDR film which I have viewed and is, presumably, the source for the commercial issues.


Date: February 14, 1972
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 76: Herb Geller with the Bill Evans Trio

Bill Evans, Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (f, af), Bill Evans (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (d)

a. Re: Person I Knew - 6:59(Bill Evans)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
b. Turn out the Stars - 4:53(Bill Evans)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
c. Gloria's Step - 7:08(Scott La Faro)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
d. The Two Lonely People - 7:43(Bill Evans, Carol Hall)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
e. Sugar Plum - 8:26(Bill Evans)
unissued
f. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? - 5:00(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
unissued
g. Waltz of Dissension (Waltz of Discention) - 6:15(Herb Geller)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
h. Quarter Tone Experiments - 7:38(Herb Geller)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
i. Northern Trail (Triangle) - 6:17(Herb Geller)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
j. Sao Paulo - 6:25(Herb Geller)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
k. Stockenhagen - 7:23(Herb Geller)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)
l. inc Nardis - 10:42(Miles Davis)
Turning Point CDTUP 133282 — Bill Evans Trio & Quartet with Herb Geller Live in Hamburg 1972   (2012)

Herb Geller (f) on g-h, j, (af) on i, k.

This is the Bill Evans Trio live with guest Herb Geller. The announcer is Michael Naura. The timings shown do not include applause or announcements. Track l fades out during the last chorus.


Date: February 21, 1972
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Buddy DeFranco (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), Lucas Lindholm (b), Larry Bell (d)

a. The Song Is You - 6:00(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Buddy DeFranco
unissued

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. Three more tunes with an orchestra were recorded at this session but Herb Geller does not solo on any of them. Solo order: Schlüter, Geller, DeFranco, Lindholm (walking), Schlüter/Geller/DeFranco exchanges with Bell.


Date: March 19, 1972
Location: Stadtsaal, Burghausen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]
Klaus Weiss Big Band at Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen

Klaus Weiss (ldr), Forest Buchtel, Etienne Capp, Bob Lanese, Ack van Rooyen (t), Slide Hampton, Charles Orieux, Gary Potter (tb), Herb Geller, Joe Romano (as), Stephan Bodo, Don Menza (ts), Gunther Kronberg (bar), Bob Degen (elp), Lucas Lindholm (eb), Klaus Weiss (d)

a. The Cage - 7:01(Elton John, Bernie Taupin) / arr: Don Menza
b. Groovin' Hard - 5:34(Don Menza) / arr: Don Menza
c. inc Time Check - 8:38(Don Menza) / arr: Don Menza
All titles unissued.

Track c fades out during the trombone solo. Both alto saxophonists solo on track a. The alto saxophone solo on track c is probably by Geller. The tenor saxophone solos on tracks b and c are most likely by Menza.


Date: March 28, 1972
Location: VARA Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Louis Van Dijk Trio with Herb Geller

Louis van Dijk (ldr), Herb Geller (as, f), Louis van Dijk (p), Jaques Schols (b), John Engels (d)

a. Sao Paulo - 4:07(Herb Geller)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 16 — Metro's Midnight Music   (2006)
b. The Wasted Waltz - 3:40(Herb Geller)
Both titles on: Jazz World CD102.203 — North Sea Jazz Sessions, Volume 3   (1992)

Herb Geller (as) on b, (f) on a.

These titles were recorded for broadcast on Dutch radio.


Date: April 5-6, 1972
Location: Ambrosetti Mansion, Gentilino and Lugano Casino Kursaal, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: MPS (Ger.)
The Alpine Power Plant (big band live in concert)

Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Daniel Humair (ldr), Franco Ambrosetti, Duško Gojkovic, Virgil Jones, Woody Shaw (t), Benny Bailey (t, fh), Erich Kleinschuster, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Runo Ericson (btb), Flavio Ambrosetti, Herb Geller (ss, as), Phil Woods (as), Eddie Daniels, Dexter Gordon (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar, v), unknown (f, per), George Gruntz (p, elp, con), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Daniel Humair (d)

a. Our Suite Dig - 10:58(Flavio Ambrosetti) / arr: George Gruntz
b. Pistrophallobus - 10:13(Franco Ambrosetti) / arr: George Gruntz
c. Witch Stitch - 12:25(George Gruntz, Daniel Humair) / arr: George Gruntz
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0068.290 — George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band: The First Ten Years   (1982)
d. English Waltz - 6:49(Franco Ambrosetti) / arr: George Gruntz
e. The Tango - 7:35(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
f. Gravenstein - 5:54(Phil Woods, Daniel Humair) / arr: George Gruntz
MPS (Ger.) CD533 552-2 — The MPS Years   (1996)
g. Saint Charity - 9:04(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
h. inc The Age of Prominence - 19:35(Flavio Ambrosetti) / arr: George Gruntz
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15366 — The Alpine Power Plant   (1972)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"064D 60186 — The Alpine Power Plant   (1972)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"33 21460-5 — The Alpine Power Plant Recorded In Switzerland   (1972)

The Lord discography indicates that the tracks may be spliced together from performances at two concerts. Timings shown do not include applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Franco Ambrosetti (t), Flavio Ambrosetti (as), Kleinschuster, Ericson
Track b - Jones, Daniels, Flavio Ambrosetti (ss), Humair
Track c - Gruntz (elp), Woods, Gojkovic, Whigham, Humair
Track d - Shaw, Whigham, Bailey (t) (cadenza)
Track e - Bailey (fh), Ericson, Ørsted Pedersen (b), Shihab (v)
Track f - Woods
Track g - Geller (ss), Persson, Shihab (bar)
Track h - Daniels, Shaw, Geller (as), Gordon, Franco Ambrosetti


Date: June 1972
Location: Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Rockin' Bach Dimensions

Bobby Gutesha (ldr), Rolf Ericson, Ack van Rooyen (t), Kurt Krause, Alfred Pendzialek, Åke Persson (tb), Klaus Markowski (frh), Erik van Lier (tu), Herb Geller (f), Rudi Risavy (vn, per), Siegfried 'Sigi' Schwab (g, snt), Horst Jankowski (hps), Wolfgang Dauner (snt), Milan Pilar (eb), Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (d), Bobby Gutesha (con)

a. Invention No. 13 - 3:03(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
b. Invention No. 9 - 3:26(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
c. Invention No. 2 - 3:05(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
d. Invention No. 15 - 3:58(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
e. Invention No. 1 - 3:13(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
f. Invention No. 8 - 5:23(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
g. Fugue in A - 3:25(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
h. Air - 3:49(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
i. Fugue in D - 4:39(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
j. Fugue in E - 3:30(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Bobby Gutesha
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21658-6 — Rockin' Bach Dimensions   (1973)
Corona Music Jazz LP 12"015371 — Rockin' Bach Dimensions   (1984)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 27967745 — Amazing Strings/Rockin' Bach Dimensions   (2012)

The main soloists on these reworkings of Bach themes are Van Rooyen, Geller and Jankowski.


Date: October 16, 1972
Location: Villingen, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest (big band)

Friedrich Gulda (ldr), Benny Bailey, Duško Gojkovic, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Ray Premru (btp), Jiggs Whigham (tb), Robert Lamb (btb), Rolf Schneebiegl (frh), Alfie Reece (tu), Herb Geller (as), Phil Woods (as, cl), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Hans Saloman (ts, bcl), Pepper Adams (bar), Fatty George (Franz Georg Pressler) (cl), Pierre Cavalli (g), Friedrich Gulda (p, con), Fritz Pauer (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Inzalaco (d, per)

a. Piano Concerto No. 1 - 21:19(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.034-2 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 1   (1977)
b. Variations for Two Pianos and Band - 17:09(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.034-2 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 1   (1977)
c. Piano Concerto No. 2 - 29:43(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.050-2 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1977)
d. Fantasy for Four Soloists and Band - 18:04(Friedrich Gulda) / arr: Friedrich Gulda
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0088.050-2 — Musician of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1977)
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15384 — Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest   (1973)
MPS (Ger.) CD06024 9828945 — Musician of Our Time: Midlife Harvest   (2005)

Friedrich Gulda (p) on b.


Date: January 1973
Location: Cornet Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Rhythm Combination & Brass: Waitaminute (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rick Kiefer (t), Rudi Füsers, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (btb, con), Ferdinand Povel (ss, ts, f, af), Herb Geller (as, f), Siegfried 'Sigi' Schwab (g), Horst Mühlbradt (elp, per), Dieter Reith (elp, or), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Sabu Martinez (per, bo, cng)

a. Waitaminute - 5:50(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
b. Mr. Clean - 4:22(Weldon Irvine) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — 45 RPM: The Lost Record Collection   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Get Your Vinyl Fixxx: Records From the Attic   (2012)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Jazz Blues R & B, Vol. 2   (2012)
c. The Ballad of the Sad Young Men - 4:52(Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) / arr: Rob Pronk
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — 101 Vintage Jazz Hits   (2013)
d. Green Witch - 5:14(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
e. Wild Chick - 5:00(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
f. The Meaning of the Blues - 5:55(Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
g. Modus Vivendi - 5:33(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21751-5 — Waitaminute   (1973)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0068.039 — Waitaminute   (1973)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15387 — Waitaminute   (1973)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)
Master Classics Digital Download — Wait A Minute   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Povel (af), Mikkelborg (t), Geller (f)
Track b - Povel (ss), Van Rooyen (fh), Reith (elp)
Track c - Kiefer
Track d - Mühlbradt (elp), Povel (ts), Schwab
Track e - Reith (or)
Track f - Whigham
Track g - Ørsted Pedersen (b), Van Rooyen (fh), Inzalaco


Date: February 1973
Location: Rhenus Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: Omega International (Du.)
Lush Life (large orchestra)

Rick Kiefer, Jerry van Rooyen (ldr), Eddie Engels, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (as, f, o), Piet Noordijk (as), Wilton Gaynair (ts), Ferdinand Povel (ts, f), Herman Schoonderwalt (bar, cl), unknown (str), Wim Overgaauw (g), Frans Elsen (p, elp), Rob Franken (or), Rob Langereis (b), Tony Inzalaco (d), Sabu Martinez, Claudio Szenkar (per), Rob Pronk (con, v), Jerry van Rooyen (con), Greetje Kauffeld (v)

a. Pro Rick Sabor - 4:49(Jose Luis Amalio) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Lush Life - 4:16(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
c. I'm All Smiles - 3:22(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
d. Andorinha - 3:29(Antonio Carlos Jobim) / arr: Rob Pronk
e. Being Green - 3:51(Joe Raposo) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
f. Star Eyes - 4:55(Gene DePaul, Don Raye) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
g. Morenal - 3:39(Jose Luis Amalio) / arr: Rob Pronk
h. Bodge - 1:58(Jiggs Whigham) / arr: Rob Pronk
i. Teach Me Tonight - 4:12(Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
j. Two for the Road - 3:13(Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse) / arr: Rob Pronk
All titles on: Omega International (Du.) LP 12"OM 555.021 — Lush Life   (1975)
Brilliant Jazz (Du.) CD8053/2 — Dutch Jazz Collection (CD 2 of 10): The Jerry van Rooyen Jazz Orchestra   (2006)

Herb Geller (o) on c; Sabu Martinez (per) on a, d-g; Claudio Szenkar (per) on a, d-g; Greetje Kauffeld (v) on d, g; Rob Pronk (v) on d.

Track h is performed with just Kiefer and the strings. Personnel of the very prominently featured string section are not identified. The unidentified oboe player on track c is very likely Herb Geller. Besides Kiefer, the following are featured:
Track a - Povel (ts), Gaynair (ts)
Track c - probably Geller (o)
Track d - Kauffeld and Pronk vocals overdubbed to create a "choir"
Track e - Povel (ts)
Track f - Noordijk (as)
Track g - Kauffeld
Track i - Langereis (walking b)


Date: February 1973
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Franz Thon

NDR Bigband, Franz Thon (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Franz Thon (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
b. A Plus(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
c. Ade Zur Guten Nacht(Traditional) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
d. Ostinato(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
All titles unissued.

Little information could be found regarding this session. Herb Geller may perform on other instruments. None of the tracks have been auditioned.


Date: June 13-14, 1973
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Karin Krog: Michel LeGrand Suite

Karin Krog (ldr), Palle Mikkelborg (t), Herb Geller (f, bf), Manfred Zeh (o), Werner Praefke Streichquartett (String Quartet) (str), Annemarie Zenker (hrp), Volker Kriegel (g), Rainer Brüninghaus (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Joe Nay (d), Karin Krog (v)

a. Once upon a Summertime - 4:35(Michel LeGrand, Edmond Bacri [Eddie Marnay], Eduard Ruault, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Palle Mikkelborg
b. Ask Yourself Why - 5:41(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Palle Mikkelborg
c. I Will Wait for You - 6:26(Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy) / arr: Palle Mikkelborg
d. Watch What Happens - 6:52(Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy) / arr: Palle Mikkelborg
e. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? - 4:24(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Palle Mikkelborg
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. These tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: August 1973
Location: Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, The Netherlands
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Rhythm Combination & Brass: Wide Open (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Åke Persson, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Philip Catherine (g), Horst Mühlbradt (elp, per), Dieter Reith (elp, or), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Sabu Martinez (cng)

a. Frog Dance - 5:15(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Crippled Dick Hot Wax (Ger.) CD064 — Between Or Beyond the Black Forest 2   (2000)
EFA Records CD4417-2 — Between Or Beyond the Black Forest 2   (2000)
b. That Ol' Bus Smell - 5:56(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
EFA Records CD4403-2 — Between Or Beyond the Black Forest   (1999)
Crippled Dick Hot Wax (Ger.) CD056 — Between Or Beyond the Black Forest: Dance Floor Classics from the Legendary MPS Label   (1999)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1730453 — Talkin' Jazz   (2007)
c. Babo - 4:14(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. Nica's Dream - 5:25(Horace Silver) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
e. Like a Soft Breeze - 5:32(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
f. Blue Dervish - 5:57(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
g. Cats - 4:42(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
h. Hi-Jack - 6:09(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"21 21948-8 — Wide Open   (1974)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0068.040 — Wide Open   (1974)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15391 — Wide Open   (1974)
Polydor (Jpn.) CDPOCJ 2823 — Wide Open   (1999)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

Peter Herbolzheimer (tb) on a, c-g; Erik van Lier (tb) on b, h.

Soloists:
Track a - Mikkelborg (t), Geller (f)
Track b - Reith (or), Inzalaco
Track c - Whigham, Catherine
Track d - Geller (as), Catherine
Track e - Farmer (fh), Persson
Track f - Mühlbradt (elp), Geller (ss)
Track g - Van Rooyen (fh), Reith (or), Inzalaco
Track h - Catherine


Date: October 15-18, 1973
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband under the direction of Ingfried Hoffmann

Ingfried Hoffmann, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t, fh), Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (as), Ingfried Hoffmann (p, or, con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Die Windmühle - 6:29(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
b. Nostalgie - 4:09(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
c. Posaunenengel - 3:43(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
d. Heiser Kaffee - 5:09(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
All titles unissued.

The complete personnel are not known. Tracks a and b were recorded on October 15, track d on October 17 and track c on October 18. Herb Geller solos on track d.


Date: November 3, 1973
Location: Berlin Jazztage, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]
Peter Herbolzheimer's "Rhythm Combination & Brass" live, in concert

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Benny Bailey, Jon Faddis, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmonds, Ack van Rooyen (t), Rudi Füsers, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (btb, con), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Philip Catherine (g), Horst Mühlbradt (elp), Dieter Reith (or), Lucas Lindholm (b, eb), Kenny Clare (d), Others Unknown (var)

a. Frog Dance - 6:50(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Timbales Calientes - 6:23(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
c. Sunflower Chant - 8:02(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. Nica's Dream - 8:13(Horace Silver) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles unissued.

Jon Faddis (t) on c.

The complete personnel are not known. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Jon Faddis is featured on track c. Herb Geller solos (as) on track d.


Date: Early 1974
Location: Rhenus Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
And Let the Music Play (with large orchestra)

Greetje Kauffeld (ldr), Eddie Engels, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg (t), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Bosch, Åke Persson, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Wilton Gaynair, Piet Noordijk, Ferdinand Povel, Herman Schoonderwalt (sax), Herb Geller (pic, f, af), unknown (str, hrp, bkv), Wim Overgaauw (g), Frans Elsen (p), Rob Franken (elp, or), Rob Langereis (eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Sabu Martinez (per), Greetje Kauffeld (v)

a. This Is All I Ask - 3:56(Gordon Jenkins)
b. Day by Day - 2:22(Stephen Schwartz, John Tebelak)
c. Cabaret - 4:12(John Kander, Bob Thiele)
d. By Myself - 3:01(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
e. Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness) - 2:25(Niltinho, Haroldo Lobo, Norman Gimbel)
f. The Greatest Performance - 2:33(Robert Allen, Petri Oscar Anderle, Roberto Miguel Sanchez)
g. A Time for Love - 2:00(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
h. Morenal - 3:40(Jose Luis Amalio)
i. Mr. Bojangles - 4:04(Jerry Jeff Walker)
j. You and I - 3:17(Leslie Bricusse)
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2480 228 — And Let the Music Play   (1974)
Polydor (Du.) LP 12"2441 044 — And Let the Music Play   (1974)
Sonorama (Ger.) LP 12"L 01 — And Let the Music Play   (2004)
Sonorama (Ger.) CDC 07 — And Let the Music Play   (2005)

Probably more than one session was involved in recording these tracks which were arranged and conducted by Jerry Van Rooyen and Rob Pronk. The strings and backup vocalists are listed as "Claudio Szenkar's String Orchestra and Choir." On track d, Kauffeld is accompanied only by the strings and Rick Kiefer. Herb Geller solos on tracks e (piccolo), i (bass flute) and j (flute).


Date: Early February 1974
Location: ZDF Television Recording Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]
Ella Fitzgerald In Köln

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Rudi Füsers, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (btb), Herb Geller, James Towsey (as), Wilton Gaynair, Ferdinand Povel (ts), Kurt 'Bubi' Aderhold (bar), Joe Pass (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Keter Betts (b), Bobby Durham (d), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. It Don't Mean a Thing - 4:17(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
b. Some Of These Days - 4:44(Shelton Brooks)
Both titles on: Jazz VIP DVD136 — Ella Fitzgerald In Köln 1974   (2009)

This is Ella Fitzgerald backed by her quartet and members of Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass, in a studio setting. The exact date is not known but she performed at Sporthalle in Köln on Feb., 1, 1974. These titles may have been recorded at the same time as those in the following two sessions. Most of the personnel are listed in the Library of Congress database but the only saxophonist mentioned there is Geller. The other saxophonists have been identified from the videos (thanks to Jiggs Whigham). Arranging credits are not provided. There are no instrumental solos on either track.

The DVD contains several other performances by Fitzgerald backed by her accompanists but not the big band ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "C-Jam Blues" (with Roy Eldridge and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis), "The Man I love," "Mr. Paganini," "How High the Moon" and "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You").

These performances can be viewed on YouTube: Track a, track b.


Date: Early February 1974
Location: ZDF Television Recording Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]
The Rhythm Combination & Brass in Köln

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Rudi Füsers, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (as, f), Siegfried 'Sigi' Schwab (sit), Dieter Reith (or), Gunter Lenz (eb), Ronnie Stephenson (d), Sabu Martinez (per), Peter Herbolzheimer (dir)

a. Wild Chick - 3:14(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
Jazz VIP DVD136 — Ella Fitzgerald In Köln 1974   (2009)

This is Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass in a studio setting. The exact date is not known but this title was probably recorded at or around the same time as those in the previous session with Ella Fitzgerald. The studio is the same and many of the horn players are also on the Fitzgerald tracks. Tony Inzalaco is listed as the drummer but the video reveals the drummer is Ronnie Stephenson. Reith and Schwab are featured.

This track can be viewed on YouTube.


Date: Early February 1974
Location: ZDF Television Recording Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]
The Rhythm Combination & Brass in Köln

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen (t), Art Farmer (fh), Rudi Füsers, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (btb, dir), Herb Geller (as, f, af), Philip Catherine (g), Siegfried 'Sigi' Schwab (sit), Dieter Reith (elp), Gunter Lenz (b), Kenny Clare (d), Sabu Martinez (per)

a. Like a Soft Breeze - 4:55(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Jazz VIP DVD136 — Ella Fitzgerald In Köln 1974   (2009)

This is Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass in a studio setting. The exact date is not known but this title was probably recorded at or around the same time as those in the previous two sessions. The studio is the same. Tony Inzalaco is listed as the drummer but the video reveals the drummer is Kenny Clare. The soloists are Farmer (fh) and Persson.

This track can be viewed on DailyMotion.


Date: February and September 1974
Location: Studio Nedeltschev, Köln, Germany
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
Time Travellers Galaxis (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Eddie Engels, Rick Kiefer, Jupp Kreuser, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmonds, Hans Thomas, Ack van Rooyen (t), Art Farmer (t, fh), Otto Bredl, Rudi Füsers, Manne Gatjens, Nick Hauk, Åke Persson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, per, con), Herb Geller (ww, as), James Towsey (ww, sax, f), Ferdinand Povel (sax, f), unknown (str, v), Philip Catherine, Karl-Heinz Kastel, Rolf Kastel (g), Ingfried Hoffmann (p, elp, or), Horst Mühlbradt (p, elp, per), Rob Franken, Dieter Reith (or), Rob Langereis, Gunter Lenz, Bo Stief, Jean Warland (b, eb), Todd Cannedy, Kenny Clare, Ronnie Stephenson (d), Sabu Martinez (per, cng), Jimmy Pratt, Claudio Szenkar (per)

a. Falling Asleep - 4:10(Robert Schumann) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Anitra's Dance - 3:14(Edward Grieg) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
c. Galactic Swan - 2:54(Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer, Jimmy Pratt
d. Ave Maria - 3:41(Franz Schubert, Sir Walter Scott) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer, Jimmy Pratt
e. Poem - 4:30(Zdenko Fibich) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
f. Gliding Dance of the Maidens - 5:39(Alexander Borodin) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
g. The Dance of Death - 3:26(Edward Grieg) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
h. Prelude No. 20 - 4:33(Frédéric Chopin) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer, Jerry van Rooyen
i. Air - 2:55(Johann Sebastian Bach) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 362 — Time Travellers Galaxis   (1974)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

The ensemble is called "The Galactic Light Orchestra." This entry represents several recording sessions and the personnel are collective. A Cologne-based string section and choir are present. Track f is listed as "Dance" and is the Borodin theme on which the song "Stranger In Paradise" is based.


Date: April 22, 1974
Location: Royal Albert Hall, London, England
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
Bert Kaempfert Live In London (large orchestra)

Bert Kaempfert (ldr), Greg Bowen, Ian Hamer, Bob Lanese, Ack van Rooyen, Kenny Wheeler (t), Keith Christie, David Hawler, Chris Pyne, Chris Smith, Jim Wilson (tb), John Butterworth, Barry Castle, Peter Civil, Frank Rycroft, James Warburton (frh), Vic Ash, Tony Coe, Bunny Gould, Stan Saltzmann (sax), Herb Geller (sax, f), Andy Babinchuck, Paul Frowde, Wilf Gibson, Tony Gilbert, Neville Hughes, John Kirkland, John Knight, Ian McKinnon, Peter Oxer, Godfrey Salmon, Derek Solomons, Joe Temple (vn), Norris Bosworth, Graham Griffiths, Frank Mellor, Arnold Newnham, Robert Hope Simpson, Allan Smyth (vl), Nigel Pinkett, Marilyn Sampson, Suki Tawb, Quinton Williams (vc), Helmut Franke, Bernd Steffanowski (g), Ladi Geisler (bg), Günter Platzek (p, or), Ken Baldock, Chris Lawrence, Lucas Lindholm (b), Rolf Ahrens (d), Bert Kaempfert (con)

a. Market Day - 7:12(Bert Kaempfert)
b. Gentleman Jim(Bert Kaempfert)
c. Mexican Road(Bert Kaempfert)
d. Happy Trumpeter(Bert Kaempfert)
e. Bye Bye Blues - 3:00(Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
f. Never My Love - 3:15(Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi)
g. A Song for Satch - 3:51(Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein)
h. Wonderland by Night (Wunderland Bei Nacht) - 3:47(Klaus Günter Neumann, Willi Stanke)
i. That Happy Feeling - 3:16(Guy Warren [Kofi Ghanaba, Kpakpo Akwei])
j. Strangers in the Night - 3:54(Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
k. All I Ever Need Is You - 3:09(James Holiday, Edward Reeves)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
l. Blue Midnight - 3:26(Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein)
m. Three O'Clock in the Morning - 2:59(Julian Robledo, Dorothy Terriss)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
n. Tahitian Sunset - 3:03(Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
o. Afrikaan Beat - 2:46(Bert Kaempfert)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
p. Sweet Caroline - 4:01(Neil Diamond)
q. Take the "A" Train - 3:48(Billy Strayhorn)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
r. I Cover the Waterfront - 3:54(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
s. Let Me Be There - 3:18(John Rostill)
t. Melancholy Serenade - 2:42(Jackie Gleason, Duke Enston)
u. Tuxedo Junction - 3:47(Buddy F. Feyne, Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson, Julian Dash)
v. L-O-V-E - 2:43(Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
w. A Swingin' Safari - 3:31(Bert Kaempfert)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
x. Red Roses for a Blue Lady - 2:40(Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett)
y. Over the Rainbow - 3:36(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
z. Skyliner - 4:14(Charlie Barnet)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
aa. Moon over Naples (Spanish Eyes) - 3:18(Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder)
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 366 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1975)
Polydor (Venezuela) LP 12"30.194 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1976)
Polydor (Ger.) CD825 144-2 — Bert Kaempfert Live In London   (1999)
ab. Danke Schön - 3:45(Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach, Milt Gabler)
ac. The Good Life - 3:19(Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon)
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) CD981 157-0 — Bert Kaempfert In London   (2003)

a, b, c, d performed as medley.

This is the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra from two live concerts on the same day. Kaempfert brought certain key musicians with him from Germany while the orchestra was filled out with English players. The personnel identified as "members of Bert Kaempfert's Orchestra" are: van Rooyen, Geller, Lanese, Ahrens, Platzek, Franke, Steffanowski, Lindholm, Geisler. The rest are called "British Musicians." A vocal choir is heard on some tracks. The timings shown include applause. Only 12 titles were released initially. A second LP volume was never issued. This genre is more pop or easy listening than jazz. The main solo instrument is trumpet, probably played by van Rooyen.


Date: May 18, 1974
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 1: Led by Duško Gojkovic and featuring Dexter Gordon, Horace Parlan and Slide Hampton

Duško Gojkovic, NDR Studioband (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t, con), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Slide Hampton, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gerd Lachmann (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Dexter Gordon (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, per, cng), Horace Parlan (p, elp), Heinz Kitschenberg (b, eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Horst Mühlbradt, Hermann Mutschler (per), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Psychedelic Sally - 9:48(Horace Silver)
b. Contacts - 2:39(Karel Krautgartner) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
c. Every Man Is a King - 10:05(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. Drinking Song - 6:16(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
e. The Waltz - 8:39(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. Mo' Joe - 14:36(Joe Henderson) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
g. What Kind of Blues? - 13:53(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
h. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry - 5:45(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Herb Geller
i. Saturday Night Function - 4:52(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard)
j. Jersey Lightning - 2:14(Luis Russell)
k. Latin Haze - 9:31(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
l. It's About Blues Time - 15:02(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
All titles on: Gambit (Sp.) CD69304_2 — Dexter Gordon: The Complete Hamburg Concert 1974   (2008)

The CD presents Dexter Gordon as leader but Gojkovic is clearly the leader and announcer. The personnel of the NDR Studioband are incomplete and unconfirmed. Featured soloists are Gordon (tracks c, f, g, h, k, l), Parlan (tracks d-g, i, j, l), Geller (tracks d (as), i-j (ss), k (f), Hampton (tracks a, c, e, f, j-l) and Gojkovic. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: May 20-21, 1974
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband live led by Duško Gojkovic featuring Dexter Gordon, Horace Parlan and Slide Hampton

Duško Gojkovic, NDR Studioband (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t, con), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Rudi Füsers, Slide Hampton, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gerd Lachmann (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Dexter Gordon (ts), Horace Parlan (p, elp), Heinz Kitschenberg (b, eb), Tony Inzalaco (d), Horst Mühlbradt, Hermann Mutschler (per), Wolfgang Schlüter (per, cng), NDR Studioband (var)

a. inc What Kind of Blues? - 10:06(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
b. Latin Haze - 6:26(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
c. Mo' Joe - 5:42(Joe Henderson) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
d. Psychedelic Sally - 15:20(Horace Silver)
e. It's About Blues Time - 9:24(Duško Gojkovic) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
f. The Waltz - 5:47(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. Every Man Is a King - 7:55(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles unissued.

It is assumed that the personnel are similar to those of the previous session since they are so close in time. Track a fades out. This is apparently a radio broadcast featuring Gordon, Gojkovic, Hampton and Parlan with the NDR Studioband. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks. Gordon, Hampton and Gojkovic solo on all tracks. Parlan solos on tracks a, d and e.


Date: June 12, 1974
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Rob Pronk and the NDR Studioband

NDR Studioband, Rob Pronk (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller (ss, as), Rob Pronk (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. On Course - 4:21(Rob Pronk) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. A Grease Job - 4:13(Rob Pronk) / arr: Rob Pronk
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. The big band members are not identified completely. Geller solos on both tracks (ss on track b according to the archive). Bailey solos on track b. These titles have not been auditioned.


Date: June 25, 1974
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller Sextet

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Philip Catherine (g), Lucas Lindholm (b), Bob Moses (d)

a. Dollars and Senses - 1:49(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. This track has not been auditioned.


Date: June 27, 1974
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]
Hamburg Souvenirs: Lonely Smile (quintet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (ss, as, f), Philip Catherine (g, acg), Jack Gregg (b), Bob Moses (d)

a. Lonely Smile - 4:37(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Der Winter Ist Vergangen - 5:13(Traditional) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein - 5:14(Johann Walter) / arr: Herb Geller
d. Scarborough Fair - 4:57(Paul Simon) / arr: Herb Geller
e. Killing Me Softly - 4:55(Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

Herb Geller (ss) on d, (as) on c, (f) on a-b, e; Charlie Mariano (ss) on c, e, (as) on b, (f) on d; Philip Catherine (g) on a, c-d, (acg) on b, e.

This is an NDR "Hamburg Souvenirs" radio broadcast. Mariano plays a bamboo flute on track d.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (f), Catherine (g), Geller (f)
Track b - Geller (f), Catherine (acg), Mariano (as)
Track c - Geller (as), Mariano (ss), Catherine (g), Catherine (g)/Geller (as)/Mariano (ss)/Moses (2 bars each)
Track d - Geller (ss), Catherine (g), Mariano (f)
Track e - Geller (f), Catherine (acg), Mariano (ss), Geller (f)/Mariano (ss)/Catherine (acg)


Date: November 2, 1974
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 2: Slide Hampton

Slide Hampton, NDR Studioband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t, fh), Slide Hampton (tb, con), Herb Geller (as), George Coleman (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Tony Inzalaco (d), Francis Hall (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Factory - 10:36(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. New Waltz - 9:52(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. Here's That Rainy Day - 5:24(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. Straight Ahead - 8:14(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. Yesterdays - 13:59(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. You Stepped out of a Dream - 8:27(Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. A Felicidade (Happiness) - 6:22(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Susannah McCorkle) / arr: Slide Hampton
h. One Note Samba - 4:22(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca) / arr: Slide Hampton
i. How Insensitive - 4:08(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Slide Hampton
j. No More Blues (Chega de Saudade) - 4:08(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jessie Cavanaugh, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Slide Hampton
k. Tribute - 13:01(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the NDR archives. The complete personnel are not known. All the titles have not been auditioned. Herb Geller solos on track k.


Date: January 13, 1975
Location: Windrose Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nova (Ger.)
Rhyme and Reason (An American In Hamburg)

Herb Geller (ldr), Palle Mikkelborg (t), Herb Geller (ss, as, ts, f, af), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, per), Philip Catherine (g), Rob Franken (elp, snt), Gottfried Boettger (clv, snt), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Earl Jordan, Mark Murphy (v)

a. 31348 Rhyme and Reason Time - 7:13(Herb Geller)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1681 — Rhyme and Reason   (1975)
Discovery LP 12"DS 874 — Rhyme and Reason   (1983)
b. 31349 Sudden Senility - 11:44(Herb Geller)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1681 — Rhyme and Reason   (1975)
Discovery LP 12"DS 874 — Rhyme and Reason   (1983)
Murena (Dan.) CD017 — Copenhagen Dancefloor Classics II   (2002)
c. 31350 The Power of a Smile - 9:48(Herb Geller)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1681 — Rhyme and Reason   (1975)
Discovery LP 12"DS 874 — Rhyme and Reason   (1983)
BGP (Eng.) CDCDBGPD 128 — Vibrafinger   (1999)
d. 31351 Space A La Mode - 8:56(Herb Geller)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1681 — Rhyme and Reason   (1975)
Discovery LP 12"DS 874 — Rhyme and Reason   (1983)
Hubbub Records LP 12"HUBLP 09 — Jazzier Rhythms   (1996)
Hubbub Records CDHUBCD 9 — Jazzier Rhythms   (1996)
Names You Can Trust CDNYCT MIX001 — Cadillac Wax   (2004)
Warner Bros. (Eng.) CD5046691472 — Right On! Vol. 5: More Break Beats and Grooves From the Atlantic and Warner Vaults   (2004)
e. Cosmopolitan Meetings (Title Wave) - 9:00(Herb Geller)
f. instr. Sudden Senility - 9:52(Herb Geller)
g. instr. Rhyme and Reason Time - 4:26(Herb Geller)
h. instr. The Power of a Smile - 6:02(Herb Geller)
i. instr. Space A La Mode - 8:22(Herb Geller)
All titles on: Nova (Ger.) LP 12"6.28332 DX — An American In Hamburg: The View From Here   (1975)
Tramp Records (Ger.) LP 12"TR 9024 — An American In Hamburg: The View From Here   (2013)
Tramp Records (Ger.) CDTRCD 9024 — An American In Hamburg: The View From Here   (2013)

Earl Jordan (v) on a; Mark Murphy (v) on b-d.

This session is a considerable stylistic variation relative to Herb Geller's prior recordings as a leader. The "fusion" approach and emphasis on electronics is typical of the period. Track e is called "Title Wave."


Date: May 26-27, 1975
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband: Hans Hammerschmid

Hans Hammerschmid, NDR Studioband (ldr), Herb Geller (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Hans Hammerschmid (con), Knut Kiesewetter (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. The Wasted Waltz - 4:17(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Be Good Neighbor - 5:26(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
c. Morning and Evening Blues - 4:16(Hans Hammerschmid, Knut Kiesewetter) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. The personnel of the big band and arrangers are not known. Only track a has been auditioned on which Geller solos on electronic soprano saxophone. Track b features Schlüter and track c, Kiesewetter (presumably vocal - he is also a trombonist).


Date: May 31, 1975
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 3: Hans Hammerschmid

Hans Hammerschmid, NDR Studioband (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (fh), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Reith (p), Charly Antolini (d), Hans Hammerschmid (con), Barbara Field, Knut Kiesewetter (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Short Notice - 3:12(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
b. The Wasted Waltz - 4:22(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Fastback - 5:13(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
d. Supraconductivity - 6:13(Albert Mangelsdorff) / arr: Joki Freund
e. God Bless the Child - 5:19(Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
f. Out of This World - 2:54(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
g. Drums Ahead - 5:34(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
h. Be Good Neighbor - 5:20(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
i. Mood Indigo - 3:50(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
j. Sweet Sue, Just You - 9:05(Victor Young, Will J. Harris) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
k. Whisper Not - 4:05(Benny Golson) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
l. Let's Get Away from It All - 4:15(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
m. Morning and Evening Blues - 4:24(Hans Hammerschmid, Knut Kiesewetter) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
n. My Ship - 4:54(Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
o. Straight, No Chaser - 10:46(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. This concert has not been auditioned. The complete band personnel are not identified. Track j is called "Sweet Ham Sue."


Date: September 1975
Location: Windrose Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Telefunken (Ger.)
Pick Up the Saxes

Herb Geller, Grand Funk Selection (ldr), Herb Geller (ts), Helmut Franke (g), Werner Becker (p, elp, snt), Dave Richmond (eb), Brian Russel (d), Manfred Sperling (per)

a. S. O. S. - 3:39(Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus)
b. Brazil - 3:35(Ary Barroso, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. Day After Day - 3:20(Les Humphries)
d. Soul Sale - 3:50(Herb Geller)
e. Funky Fender - 2:23(Martin Binder [Jack Martin], Harry Topel)
f. Shame, Shame, Shame - 3:14(Sylvia Robinson)
g. Tu T'en Vas - 2:34(Alain Barrière)
Telefunken (Ger.) 456.11771   (1975)
h. Pick Up the Saxes - 3:37(Martin Binder [Jack Martin], Harry Topel)
Telefunken (Ger.) 456.11771   (1975)
i. Melancholy - 4:37(L. L. Westphal)
j. Flamingo - 2:48(Ted Grouya, Edmund Anderson)
k. Sonny St. Soir - 3:58(Herb Geller)
l. Ya, Ya - 2:36(Clarence Lewis, Irvin Dorsey, Morgan Robinson)
All titles on: Telefunken (Ger.) LP 12"6.22380 AS — Pick Up the Saxes   (1975)

Grand Funk Selection is a group of Hamburg musicians, on this session featuring Herb Geller on tenor saxophone. The genre is more rock than jazz. The LP cover advertises "Funky Rock, Moody Mood, Soft Soul, Disco-Dancing." On some tracks, Geller overdubs additional parts to create a saxophone section.


Date: September 6, 1975
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert: Peter Herbolzheimer and Sadao Watanabe

Peter Herbolzheimer, NDR Studioband, Sadao Watanabe (ldr), Werner Gutterer, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Günther Fuhlisch, Hermann Plato (tb), Heinz Reese (btb), Sadao Watanabe (sns, as), Herb Geller (as, f), Franz Kakerbek (as), Fritz Skokan, Emil Wurster (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), Takehiro Honda (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Todd Cannedy (d), Peter Herbolzheimer (con)

a. Gentle Mood - 11:07(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Glimpse - 6:06(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. Bastienne - 10:27(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
d. Peace - 5:36(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
e. People Will Laugh - 7:51(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. Jive Samba - 11:35(Nat Adderley) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles unissued.

Sadao Watanabe (sns) on b, (as) on a, c-f; Herb Geller (f) on a.

Information comes from the NDR archives. This live concert has not been auditioned. The arranger credits are not confirmed but seem likely. The first set of the concert featured Watanabe's quartet with guest trumpeters Allan Botschinsky and Duško Gojkovic only.


Date: September 13, 1975
Location: Uelzen, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert: Ingfried Hoffmann

Ingfried Hoffmann, NDR Studioband (ldr), Palle Mikkelborg (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Ingfried Hoffmann (elp, con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. The Joker - 7:02(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
b. New Eve - 3:24(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
c. Marionettentheater - 9:31(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
d. The Way - 6:05(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. Bluesy Pussy - 5:50(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
f. Destiny's - 8:02(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
g. Without Title - 8:18(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
h. On the Way Out - 4:35(Ack van Rooyen) / arr: Ack van Rooyen
i. Two for the Road - 11:00(Jerry van Rooyen) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
j. Südamerika Suite - 18:21(Ingfried Hoffmann) / arr: Ingfried Hoffmann
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Those listed are soloists. Arranging credits are not confirmed but seem likely. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: January 18 and/or 23, 1976
Location: Rhein-Main Halle, Wiesbaden, Germany
Label: ZDF/WEA (Ger.)
Jazz Gala Concert (big band with guests)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins (t), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Nat Adderley (c, v), Otto Bredl, Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, dir), Toots Thielemans (h, g), Wilton Gaynair (ss, ts, f), Gerry Mulligan (ss, bar), Herb Geller (as, f, af), Ferdinand Povel (as, af), Pee Wee Ellis, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin (ts), James Towsey (bar, f, bf), Volker Kriegel (g), Wolfgang Dauner (p, elp), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Alex Riel (d, per), Grady Tate (d, per, v), Nippy Noya (per, cng), Esther Phillips (v)

a. 32485 (4:28) Blues in My Shoes - 5:07(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
b. Bluesette - 4:07(Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel)
unissued
c. 32493 (3:52) Jive Samba - 5:29(Nat Adderley) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
d. 32488 Brown Ballad - 3:55(Ray Brown) / arr: Quincy Jones
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
e. Lester Left Town - 5:01(Wayne Shorter)
unissued
f. 32491 (7:22) Gentle Mood - 8:20(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
g. What a Difference a Day Made (What a Difference a Day Makes) - 3:40(Maria Grever, Stanley Adams)
unissued
h. 32492 (3:54) The up and down Man - 7:26(Albert Mangelsdorff) / arr: Albert Mangelsdorff
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
i. The Groovemaker - 4:00(Peter Herbolzheimer)
unissued
j. 32486 Song for Strayhorn - 4:16(Gerry Mulligan) / arr: Gerry Mulligan
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
k. 32487 Festive Minor - 5:34(Gerry Mulligan) / arr: Gerry Mulligan
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
l. 1st Concert Finale Blues in My Shoes - 5:47(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
m. 32494 (3:42) Work Song - 6:37(Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown, Jr.) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
n. Oh, Babe! - 4:37(Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, Nat Adderley)
unissued
o. Times Lie - 4:53(Chick Corea) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
p. The Peacocks - 6:16(Jimmy Rowles)
unissued
q. 32489 Moondance - 4:14(Van Morrison) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
r. Yin - 7:31(Wolfgang Dauner) / arr: Wolfgang Dauner
ZDF/WEA (Ger.) LP 12"1004 — Jazz Im ZDF   (1976)
s. Moody's Mood - 5:10(James Moody, Eddie Jefferson)
unissued

Ack van Rooyen (fh) on f; Nat Adderley (c) on c, l-m, (v) on n; Toots Thielemans (h) on b, d, l, (g) on b; Wilton Gaynair (ss) on r, (f) on o; Gerry Mulligan (ss) on l, (bar) on j-l; Pee Wee Ellis (ts) on g, l, s; Stan Getz (ts) on e, l, o-p; Herb Geller (f) on c, o, (af) on p; James Towsey (f) on o, (bf) on p; Ferdinand Povel (af) on p; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) on a-h, j-q, s, (eb) on i, r; Alex Riel (d) on f-j, q-r, (per) on c, o; Grady Tate (d) on a-e, k-p, s, (per) on i, r, (v) on q; Nippy Noya (per) on f, r, (cng) on a-c, g, i, l-m, o, q; Esther Phillips (v) on g, l, s.

This is "The Jazz Gala Big Band Orchestra," directed by Peter Herbolzheimer, with special guests. The exact dates of the performances are not know but all seem to have taken place in the same venue. Some sources indicate Hannover as the location for some of the tracks. Herbolzheimer and Toots Thielemans act as MCs.

The timings shown do not include announcements or applause. The tracks come from two "concerts" televised by ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen). These are probably tracks assembled for broadcast rather than complete video recordings of the live concerts as they actually occurred. Tracks a-l comprise the 1st "concert" and m-s, the 2nd, which has more performances than are indicated here (including two Thielemans guitar solos that end the DVD I viewed). The TV broadcasts of both "concerts" begin with the same performance of "Blues In My Shoes" that includes introductions of the band personnel. This is also the issued version except that on the issues, Johnny Griffin's second solo chorus and the repeat ending have been deleted.

It should be noted that several more of the issued performances are edited. The edited timings are shown in parentheses. Track o is not the version of "Times Lie" issued on Atlantic SD 1693 and the latter is not an edited version of track o. There appear to be two takes of this title (see next session).

Soloists:
Track a - Griffin
Track b - Griffin, Thielemans (h), Geller (as), Thielemans (g and whistling)
Track c - Adderley (c)
Track d - Thielemans (h)
Track e - Getz
Track f - Kriegel, Povel (as), van Rooyen (fh), Kriegel
Track g - Phillips, Ellis
Track h - Mangelsdorff
Track i - Kriegel
Track j - Mulligan (bar)
Track k - Farmer (fh), Mulligan (bar), Ørsted Pedersen (b)
Track l - Mulligan (bar), Ellis, Phillips, Thielemans (h), Adderley (c), Getz, Mulligan (ss) [Note: This is a series of solos ending with the "Blues In My Shoes" shout choruses.]
Track m - Adderley (c), Hampton
Track n - Adderley (v), Whigham, Kriegel
Track o - Getz
Track p - Getz
Track q - Tate (v), Gaynair (ts), Tate (v)
Track r - Hampton, Dauner
Track s - Phillips, Ellis


Date: January 18 and/or 23, 1976
Location: Rhein-Main Halle, Wiesbaden, Germany
Label: ZDF/WEA (Ger.)
Jazz Gala Concert (big band with guests)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Art Farmer, Rick Kiefer, Ron Simmonds, Ack van Rooyen, Derek Watkins (t), Otto Bredl, Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, dir), Herb Geller (as, f), Ferdinand Povel (as), Wilton Gaynair (ts, f), Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bar), James Towsey (bar, f), Volker Kriegel (g), Wolfgang Dauner (p, elp), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Grady Tate (d), Alex Riel (per), Nippy Noya (cng)

a. 32490 Times Lie - 3:52(Chick Corea) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1693 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Ger.) LP 12"65337 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50277 — Jazz Gala Concert   (1976)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"CL 30069 — Jazz Special - Gala Concert   (1980)
Koala (Ger.) CD970320 — Gala Concert   (1987)
b. Maytag - 3:49(Gerry Mulligan) / arr: Gerry Mulligan
unissued

See the previous session. Track a is the version of "Times Lie" issued on Atlantic SD 1693. Whether it was recorded at one of the same concerts or a different one is not known. Track b has not been auditioned but is mentioned in Gerry Mulligan discographies as having been recorded on January 23, 1976 in Wiesbaden. Getz is the soloist on track a.


Date: May 17-19, 1976
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband under the direction of George Gruntz

George Gruntz, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey, Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Herb Geller (ss, as, o), Alan Skidmore (as, ts), Warren Gould (bsn), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, mar), George Gruntz (p, snt, con), Daniel Humair (d), NDR Bigband (var)

a. The Blues - 18:28(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
b. Triple Hip Trip - 7:41(Daniel Humair) / arr: George Gruntz
c. Epitaph for a Friend - 11:57(Franco Ambrosetti) / arr: George Gruntz
d. The Boogie - 7:34(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
e. Israel - 4:34(John Carisi) / arr: George Gruntz
All titles unissued.

Herb Geller (ss) on e, (o) on c; Wolfgang Schlüter (mar) on d-e.

The complete personnel are not known. Track b was recorded on May 17, tracks a and d on May 18 and tracks c and e on May 19. Herb Geller solos on tracks a (as), c (o) and e (ss).


Date: June 24, 1976
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Rolf Kühn and the NDR Studioband

Rolf Kühn, NDR Studioband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Rolf Kühn (cl, con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Red Button - 5:37(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
b. Sunny Cloud - 7:32(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Both titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other tracks may have been recorded it this session. The members of the big band are not identified. Geller solos on both tracks which have not been auditioned.


Date: July 1976
Location: Deutsche Grammophon Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
Rhythm Combination & Brass: Hip Walk (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Bob Lanese, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Otto Bredl, Rudi Füsers, Vincent Nilsson, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel, James Towsey (ww, sax), Eef Albers (g), Rob Franken, Horst Mühlbradt (key), Dieter Reith (key, snt, or), Lucas Lindholm, Bo Stief (b, eb), Alex Riel (d), Nippy Noya, Wolfgang Schlüter (per), Inga Rumpf (v)

a. Hip Walk - 5:58(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
b. Butterfly - 5:27(Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
c. Superstition - 5:20(Stevie Wonder) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. Wheeler's Choice - 5:40(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
e. Stoned Cockattoo - 3:22(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
f. Jive Samba - 5:29(Nat Adderley) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2488 662 — The Jazz Rock Album   (1979)
RTB (Yug.) LP 12"5941 — The Jazz Rock Album   (1979)
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
g. Spirit - 4:27(Al Jarreau) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
h. Nerve Wrecker - 4:28(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
i. Neosho - 5:51(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2371 704 — Hip Walk   (1976)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7426 — Hip Walk   (1978)
Repertoire (Ger.) CDPMS 7065-WP — Hip Walk   (1997)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

Vincent Nilsson (tb) on a, c-d, g; Jiggs Whigham (tb) on b, e-f, h-i; Inga Rumpf (v) on c, g.

This entry comprises more than one recording session and the personnel are collective.

Soloists:
Track a - Mikkleborg, Albers
Track b - Povel (ss)
Track c - Rumpf, Franken (elp)
Track d - Wheeler (fh)
Track e - Whigham
Track f - Albers
Track g - Rumpf, Povel (ts)
Track h - Reith (or)
Track i - Van Rooyen (fh)


Date: December 21, 1976
Location: Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Musik für Millionen

Karel Krautgartner, NDR Radio Orchestra Hannover (ldr), Milo Pavlovich (t), Günther Fuhlisch (tb), Herb Geller (as, f), Karel Krautgartner (cl, con), Eugen Cicero (p), Charly Antolini (d), The Swingle Singers (v), NDR Radio Orchestra Hannover (var)

a. Opus One - 2:09(Sy Oliver, Sid Garris) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
b. Wenn Ich Dich Seh - 2:17(Fritz Schulz-Reichel) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
c. Pompton Turnpike - 3:20(Dick Rogers, Will Osborne) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
d. I'll Remember April - 4:44(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
e. Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 - 4:59(Frédéric Chopin) / arr: Karlheinz Loges
f. Send in the Clowns - 4:09(Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Ward Swingle
g. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - 3:26(Stevie Wonder) / arr: Ward Swingle
h. Golden Wedding - 6:22(Jean Gabriel Marie) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
i. Cole Porter Medley (Overture) - 18:03(Cole Porter) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
j. Melody Fair - 2:28(Robert Farnon) / arr: Karlheinz Loges
k. Orfeo Negro Medley - 5:08(Luiz Bonfa) / arr: Robert Farnon
l. Somewhere - 3:28(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Paul Kuhn
m. Nervous - 5:46(composer unknown) / arr: Robert Farnon
n. Stardust - 3:49(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Robert Farnon
o. Once upon a Summertime - 3:45(Michel LeGrand, Edmond Bacri [Eddie Marnay], Eduard Ruault, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
p. Richard Rodgers Medley - 8:39(Richard Rodgers) / arr: Robert Farnon
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete orchestra personnel are not known. This TV show has not been auditioned. The show also included performances by Stéphane Grapelli and the Diz Disley Trio.


Date: January 28, 1977
Location: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
Label: Telefunken (Ger.)
Jazz Gala 77 (big band with guests live)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Benny Bailey, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmonds, Lew Soloff (t), Clark Terry (t, v), Ack van Rooyen (fh), Otto Bredl, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Frank Rosolino, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Howard Johnson (tu, bar), Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel, James Towsey (sax), Johnny Griffin (ts), Gary Burton (vib), Volker Kriegel (g), Rob Franken (key), Ben Aronov (p), Bo Stief (b, eb), Alex Riel (d), Nippy Noya (per, cng)

a. Filibuster - 6:26(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Like Someone in Love - 5:13(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
c. Butterfly - 6:00(Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. Manteca - 7:16(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
e. Nica's Dream - 4:33(Horace Silver) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
f. The Healer - 4:42(Wilton Gaynair) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
g. Don't Speak Now - 4:32(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
h. Tee Pee Time - 6:15(Clark Terry, Hal Crook) / arr: Hal Crook
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
i. Mumbles - 4:21(Clark Terry) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
j. Wheeler's Choice - 6:45(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
k. Hypnotic Pig Nose - 3:54(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Volker Kriegel
l. Ant Stepped on an Elephant's Toe - 6:07(Albert Mangelsdorff)
m. Supraconductivity - 4:58(Albert Mangelsdorff)
n. Sideways - 4:00(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
o. Corean Chic - 5:33(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
p. Spanish Flavour - 5:47(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
q. Neosho - 5:47(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
r. Hip Walk - 6:45(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles on: Telefunken (Ger.) LP 12"4.28438 — Jazz Gala 77   (1977)

This is the "Jazz Gala 77 All Star Big Band" led by Peter Herbolzheimer, in concert.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (as), Griffin
Track b - Griffin
Track c - Johnson (bar)
Track d - Rosolino, Whigham
Track e - Rosolino
Track f - Terry
Track g - Terry
Track h - unidentified (ts), unidentified (tb), Terry
Track i - Terry (v), Geller (as), Terry (t)
Track j - Mangelsdorff
Track k - Kriegel
Track l - Mangelsdorff (unaccompanied tb solo)
Track m - Burton, Mangelsdorff (duo)
Track n - Burton
Track o - Povel (ts), Noya (cng)
Track p - Bailey
Track q - Van Rooyen
Track r - Mikkelborg, Johnson (tu)


Date: March 1977
Location: Studio 70, Munich, Germany
Label: Calig (Ger.)
Birth of the Second Life

Milan Pilar (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Herb Geller (ss, as, af), Max Greger, Jr. (p, elp, snt, or), Rudi Wilfer (p, elp, snt), Milan Pilar (eb, per, con), Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (d, per), Hans Herbst (per, cng), Dana Kovacev (per), Berni Prock (per, tim), Doris Hagen, Evelyn Schwarzmeier (v)

a. End of the Beginning of the End - 4:14(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
b. To Ali Cante - 2:55(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
c. Just Plain Folksy - 3:27(Herb Geller) / arr: Milan Pilar
d. Clown - 4:18(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
e. Pt. 1 Birth of the Second Life - 3:22(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
f. Pt. 2 Birth of the Second Life - 3:12(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
g. Sister Jane - 4:47(Max Greger, Jr.) / arr: Milan Pilar
h. Uru - 2:58(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
i. Bigosh - 3:05(Milan Pilar) / arr: Milan Pilar
j. Introitus - 4:47(Rudi Wilfer) / arr: Milan Pilar
All titles on: Calig (Ger.) LP 12"CAL 30615 — Birth of the Second Life   (1977)

The ensemble is called "Catch Up II." Herb Geller solos on tracks a (as) and c-f (ss).


Date: May 31, 1977
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Russ Garcia

Russell Garcia, NDR Bigband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Russell Garcia (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Almost like Being in Love - 3:37(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) / arr: Russell Garcia
b. Groovin' High - 2:58(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Russell Garcia
Both titles unissued.

NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos (presumably as) on both tracks (not auditioned).


Date: June 1, 1977
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Russ Garcia featuring Benny Bailey

Russell Garcia, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (fh), Herb Geller (as, f), Branislaw 'Lala' Kovacev (d), Russell Garcia (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. My Funny Valentine - 3:38(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Russell Garcia
ACT (Ger.) CD9259-2 — Bravissimo II: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1998)
b. The Beast - 5:35(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
unissued

NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos (presumably as) on track b (not auditioned). Geller plays flute obbligati behind Bailey on track a.


Date: June 2, 1977
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Russ Garcia

Russell Garcia, NDR Bigband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Russell Garcia (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Goliath - 2:35(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
b. Lover Come Back to Me - 4:49(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Russell Garcia
Both titles unissued.

NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos (presumably as) on both tracks (not auditioned).


Date: June 3, 1977
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Russ Garcia

Russell Garcia, NDR Bigband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Russell Garcia (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Are You Serial? - 6:12(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
b. Seconds Anyone? - 7:08(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
Both titles unissued.

NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos (presumably as) on both tracks (not auditioned).


Date: July 1977
Location: Deutsche Grammophon Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
Rhythm Combination & Brass: Touchdown (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen, Derek Watkins (t, fh), Bob Lanese (t), Otto Bredl, Erich Kleinschuster, Bart van Lier (tb), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Herb Geller (ss, ts, o), Ferdinand Povel (ss, ts, f), James Towsey (ss, bar, bcl, f), Erich Kuhnisch, unknown (str), Eef Albers (g), Rob Franken (elp, snt), Horst Mühlbradt (elp, per), Bo Stief (b, eb), Lucas Lindholm (eb), Alex Riel (d), Nippy Noya (per, cng), Don Adams (v)

a. Timeline - 3:45(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
b. Spain - 4:37(Chick Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
c. A Day in the Life - 6:36(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
d. The Mixolydian Highlander - 5:41(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2488 662 — The Jazz Rock Album   (1979)
RTB (Yug.) LP 12"5941 — The Jazz Rock Album   (1979)
MPS (Ger.) CD529 079-2 — Masterpieces   (1995)
e. Hi-Fly Angel - 4:43(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
f. Madcap - 4:40(Dieter Reith) / arr: Dieter Reith
g. Antares - 5:21(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
h. A Letter from R.K. - 5:51(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
i. Inka's Return - 4:01(Horst Mühlbradt) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2371 836 — Touchdown   (1977)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1764391 — Big Band Man   (2008)

Bob Lanese (t) on a; Herb Geller (o) on d, f; Erich Kuhnisch (str) on d, i; unknown (str) on d, i; Horst Mühlbradt (elp) on g, i, (per) on g, i; Lucas Lindholm (eb) on d; Don Adams (v) on c, e.

Soloists:
Track a - Albers
Track b- Franken (elp)
Track c - Povel (ts)
Track d - Povel (ss)
Track e - Albers
Track f - Franken (snt), Van Lier
Track g - Watkins (t), Van Rooyen (fh), Povel (ts)
Track h - Kiefer (t)
Track i - Mühlbradt (elp), Povel (ss)


Date: July 1977
Location: RÜSSL Tonstudio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Transatlantic (Ger.)
The Show Must Go On

Pasadena Roof Orchestra (ldr), Clive Baker, John Malam (t), Digby Fairweather (c), Bob Renvoize (tb), Andy Pummell (as), Mac White (as, bar, cl), Herb Geller (ts), Frank White (ts, bar), John Barron (g), Peter Durrant (p), John Arthy (b), Derek Jones (d), Keith Nichols (dir), Teri Leggett, Chris Marlowe, Angie Masterson, John Parry (v)

a. Don't Be That Way - 3:17(Edgar Sampson, Mitchell Parish, Benny Goodman) / arr: Keith Nichols
Castle Music (Eng.) CDCCSCD 189 — Pasadena Roof Orchestra: The Collection   (1988)
b. Sing, Sing, Sing - 2:57(Louis Prima) / arr: Keith Nichols
Both titles on: Transatlantic (Ger.) LP 12"0064.010 — The Show Must Go On   (1977)
Strange Days (Jpn.) CDWAS 1034 — The Show Must Go On   (2005)

Frank White (ts) on a, (bar) on b; Mac White (bar) on a, (cl) on a; Teri Leggett (v) on b; Chris Marlowe (v) on b; Angie Masterson (v) on b; John Parry (v) on b.

These are the only tracks on which Herb Geller performs as a guest artist. The female vocal trio on track b is called "Sweet Substitute."

Soloists:
Track a - Mac White (cl), Geller, Fairweather
Track b - Fairweather, Geller, Parry, Sweet Substitute (Leggett, Marlowe, Masterson)


Date: Probably 1978
Location: Unknown
Label: Polydor (Ger.)
Swing (big band)

Bert Kaempfert (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (t), Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (as, f), Ferdinand Povel (ts), James Towsey (bar), Bert Kaempfert (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Woodchopper's Ball - 3:18(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman)
b. Little Brown Jug - 2:52(J. E. Winner)
c. One O'Clock Jump - 2:52(Count Basie)
d. Lullaby of Birdland - 3:16(George Shearing, George David Weiss)
e. Two O'Clock Jump - 3:11(Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Harry James)
f. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) - 2:47(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
g. Apple Honey - 3:19(Woody Herman)
h. Intermission Riff - 3:23(Ray Wetzel)
i. Jumpin' at the Woodside - 3:38(Count Basie)
j. Marie - 3:21(Irving Berlin)
k. It's Only a Paper Moon - 3:18(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose)
l. In the Mood - 3:17(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
All titles on: Polydor (Ger.) LP 12"2310 592 — Swing   (1978)
Polydor (Ger.) CD817 816-2 — Famous Swing Classics   (1990)
Polydor (Ger.) CD533 908-2 — Good Life Music, Vol. 4: Swing   (1996)
Taragon CD1073 — Swing   (2000)

Little seems to be known about this big band recording which reprises many classics and actually contains many fine solos. Probably more than one session was involved. Herb Geller is the flute soloist on tracks d, g, i and k and most likely the alto saxophone soloist on track f.


Date: January 18, 1978
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Wolfgang Schlüters 77 Swing Revival

Wolfgang Schlüter (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dick Wellstood (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Charly Antolini (d)

a. I Love You, Samantha - 4:41(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Dream Dancing - 4:37(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Two Sleepy People - 4:13(Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser) / arr: Wolfgang Schlüter
d. I've Got the World on a String - 4:34(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Wolfgang Schlüter
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. A Duke Ellington medley (piano solo) was also recorded at this session. These tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: April 28, 1978
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Mike Carr Trio

Mike Carr (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Mike Carr (or), Tony Inzalaco (d)

a. Mr. Walker - 4:54(Wes Montgomery)
b. Our Delight - 3:26(Tadd Dameron)
c. I Thought About You - 4:51(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. Additional tracks were recorded but Herb Geller does not play on them. These titles have not been auditioned.


Date: Summer 1978
Location: RÜSSL Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Symphonic Swampfire

Rolf Kühn (ldr), Klaus Blodau, Larry Elam, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Ronald Pisarkiwiecz (tu), Herb Geller (sax, f), Charlie Mariano (sax), Rolf Kühn (cl, con), Christian Heinrich, Ronald Hoogeveen, Friedeman Kober, Dirk Kummer, Kazuo Murnaka, Michael Pohl, Volker Schell, Uwe Trietkau (vn), Moshe Ben Dor, Heinz-Otto Graf, Jürgen Paulmann (vl), Konrad Haesler, Raimund Korup (vc), Philip Catherine (g), Klaus Robert Kruse, Thilo von Westernhagen (key), Joachim Kühn (p, elp, snt), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Bruno Castellucci (d), Wolfgang Schlüter (per, tmp)

a. Swampfire, Part I - 9:11(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
Universal (Ger.) CD314 539 101-2 — Music For Two Brothers   (1998)
b. Swampfire, Part II - 7:28(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
c. La Canal - 7:01(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
Miramar CD23058-2 — Blue Night Special   (1995)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
Wax 'N' Soul Records Digital Download — Basin Street Club, Vol. 2   (2012)
d. Just Call - 5:40(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
e. Judy - 6:30(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0068.216 — Symphonic Swampfire   (1979)
MPS (Ger.) LP 12"15450 — Symphonic Swampfire   (1979)
MPS (Du.) LP 12"5C 064-62827 — Symphonic Swampfire   (1979)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 2722120 — Symphonic Swampfire   (2009)

The primary soloists are the Kühn brothers and guitarist Catherine. Charlie Mariano is the soprano saxophone soloist on track e.


Date: November 14, 1978
Location: Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Känguru im Onkel Pö

Känguru (ldr), Herb Geller (as, ts, f), Frank Hieber, Klaus Robert Kruse (key), Anselm Kluge (eb), Udo Dahmen (d)

a. After Breakfast - 7:35(Frank Hieber)
b. Astral Suite - 10:28(Klaus Robert Kruse)
c. I Can Guru - 5:13(Klaus Robert Kruse)
d. To Be - 6:38(Klaus Robert Kruse)
e. At Man - 5:21(Anselm Kluge)
f. Dauerregen Tut Mein Herz Zersägen - 8:00(Anselm Kluge)
g. From Cancer to Cancer - 7:26(Klaus Robert Kruse)
h. The Roundfunk - 5:30(Klaus Robert Kruse)
i. Latin Weather - 8:29(Anselm Kluge)
j. C'est la Vie - 9:07(Frank Hieber)
k. Sweet Little Mareen - 5:22(Anselm Kluge)
l. Peace Is Born - 8:21(Klaus Robert Kruse)
m. Out of the Jungle - 5:27(Udo Dahmen)
n. Sunwinds - 11:28(Klaus Robert Kruse)
o. My First D 6 - 9:14(Frank Hieber)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 21, 1978
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert: Nordring Rendezvous

Ken Moule, NDR Studioband (ldr), Don Rader (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Harry Grube (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Charly Antolini (d), Ken Moule (con), Greetje Kauffeld, Odd Børre Sørensen (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. People - 0:33(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill)
b. California Maiden - 2:34(Chris Sedgwick)
c. Moon over Miami - 4:01(Edgar Leslie, Joe Burke)
d. Bony Moronie - 2:58(Larry Williams)
e. Come Rain or Come Shine - 4:12(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
f. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 2:34(Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner)
g. Rosen, So Viele Rosen - 4:03(Rolf-Hans Müller)
h. After You've Gone - 3:26(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer)
i. How Long Has This Been Going On - 4:02(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
j. River Lady - 2:45(Greg Adams)
k. Where or When - 2:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
l. More Than You Know - 3:30(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu)
m. Just in Time - 2:26(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
n. Shiny Stockings - 3:14(Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald)
o. People - 0:32(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not identified. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: February 19-23, 1979
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Charles Tolliver and other guests with the NDR Bigband

Charles Tolliver (ldr), Benny Bailey (t, fh), Charles Tolliver (t), Herb Geller (as, f), Wolfgang Dauner (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alvin Queen (d), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Ruthie's Heart - 8:41(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
b. Mother Wit - 7:11(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
c. Plight - 6:24(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
d. Lynnsome - 7:06(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
e. Grand Max - 6:11(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
f. Rejoicin' - 6:55(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
g. Impact - 7:06(Charles Tolliver) / arr: Charles Tolliver
All titles on: Mosaic CDMS-037 — Mosaic Select: Charles Tolliver Big Band   (2011)

Complete personnel of the band are not disclosed. Track a was recorded on Feb. 19, tracks d and g on Feb. 21, track e on Feb. 22 and track f on Feb. 23.

Soloists:
Track a - Tolliver, Bailey, Geller (as)
Track b - Tolliver
Track c - Tolliver, Dauner
Track d - Lindholm, Geller (f), Bailey
Track e - Tolliver, Queen, Bailey, Geller (as), Dauner
Track f - Tolliver, Geller (as), Dauner
Track g - Tolliver, Geller (as), Dauner, Queen


Date: May 23, 1979
Location: Studio 4, Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Bluebell (Swd.)
Saxes Galore (octet)

Nils Lindberg (ldr), Lennart Aberg (ss, ts, f), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Bernt Rosengren (as, ts, f), Claes Rosendahl (ts, f), Erik Nilsson (bar, f), Nils Lindberg (p), Red Mitchell (b, v), Rune Carlsson (d)

a. Curbits - 4:53(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. Storm Warning - 5:47(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
c. As You Are - 7:46(Nils Lindberg, Red Mitchell) / arr: Nils Lindberg
d. Ars Gratia Artis - 4:24(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
e. Torn Eriks Polska - 3:43(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
f. Inversion - 9:57(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
All titles on: Bluebell (Swd.) LP 12"BELL 105 — Saxes Galore   (1979)
Bluebell (Swd.) CDABCD 3004 — Saxes Galore/Brass Galore   (1994)

Red Mitchell (v) on c.

Alto saxophone solos are heard on all tracks except e and are probably by Herb Geller. He also could be responsible for the soprano saxophone solos on tracks d and f.


Date: June 21, 1979
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband: Alexei Fried

Alexei Fried, NDR Studioband (ldr), Herb Geller, Jiri Stivin (as), Alexei Fried (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Dialog for Two Alto Saxophones and Bigband - 10:17(Alexei Fried) / arr: Alexei Fried
unissued

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other titles may have been recorded at this session. The complete big band personnel are not known.


Date: October 18, 1979
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 12: New Jazz Festival

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Tomasz Stanko (t), Herb Geller (as), George Adams (ts), Don Pullen (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Dieter Glawischnig (dir), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Self-Portrait in Three Colors - 14:02(Charles Mingus) / arr: Erling Kroner
b. Jump Monk(Charles Mingus)
c. Ecclusiastics - 11:10(Charles Mingus) / arr: Erling Kroner
d. Reincarnation of a Lovebird - 9:55(Charles Mingus) / arr: Erling Kroner
e. Nostalgia in Times Square (Strollin', Strollin' Honies) - 8:24(Charles Mingus) / arr: Erling Kroner
All titles unissued.

a, b performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 20, 1979
Location: Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Bellaphon (Ger.)
Peter Herbolzheimer All Star Big Band live: Jazz Gala Concert 79

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Allan Botchinsky, Art Farmer (t, fh), Chuck Findley, Palle Mikkelborg, Jan Oosthof (t), Peter Herbolzheimer (tb, con), Erich Kleinschuster, Nat Peck, Bart van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Tony Coe (ww, ts, cl), Herb Geller (ww, as), Don Menza, Ferdinand Povel (ww, ts), Heinz von Hermann (ww, ts, bar), Eef Albers (g), Fritz Pauer (p, elp), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Alex Riel, Grady Tate (d), Leata Galloway (v)

a. The Age of Prominence - 5:58(Flavio Ambrosetti) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
b. Lester Left Town - 3:50(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
c. The One Step - 5:21(Chick Corea) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
d. Giant Steps - 3:46(John Coltrane) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
e. Neosho - 6:30(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
f. Collage - 4:25(Don Menza)
unissued
g. Sunflower Chant - 6:55(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
h. Spain - 9:02(Chick Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
i. Filibuster - 6:50(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
j. The Meaning of the Blues - 6:41(Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
k. The Mixolydian Highlander - 5:12(Peter Herbolzheimer) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156502 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 2   (1988)
l. Mburo - 5:33(Wilton Gaynair) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
m. Bluesette - 3:20(Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)
n. Sophisticated Lady - 4:46(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156503 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 3   (1988)
o. Stormy Monday - 3:27(T-Bone Walker, Peter Chatman) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
Bellaphon (Ger.) LP 12"BID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert 79   (1979)
Rare Bird (Jpn.) CDBID 156501 — Jazz Gala Concert, Vol. 1   (1988)

Track j features Galloway backed only by Menza and the rhythm section. Riel and Tate appear to share the drum duties but who plays on each track is difficult to determine. The unissued track f is listed in the NDR archives.

Soloists:
Track a - Van Lier, Von Herman (bar)
Track b - Povel (ts)
Track c - Coe (cl), Botchinsky (fh)
Track d - Albers, Geller (as), Riel
Track e - Botchinsky (fh)
Track f – not auditioned
Track g - Farmer (fh)
Track h - Mikkelborg (t), Findley (t), Menza (ts)
Track i - Geller (as), Von Herman (ts), Tate, Riel
Track j - Whigham
Track k - Albers
Track l - Findley, Ørsted Pedersen (b)
Track m - Galloway (v), Coe (ts), Povel (ts)
Track n - Galloway (v), Menza (ts)
Track o - Galloway (v), Kleinschuster


Date: December 1, 1979
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 13: Hans Hammerschmid

Hans Hammerschmid, NDR Studioband (ldr), Chuck Findley (t), John Marshall (tb), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Hans Hammerschmid (p, dir), Lucas Lindholm (b), Grady Tate (d), Etta Cameron (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. You Can't Lose if You Play the Blues - 5:38(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
b. Latin Fire - 5:47(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
c. Toe Jam Blues - 7:09(Mike Barone)
d. Broadway - 3:43(Bill Bird, Henri Woode, Teddy McRae)
e. I'm in the Mood for Love - 4:13(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f. It Might as Well Be Spring - 5:37(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g. Days of Wine and Roses - 6:11(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
h. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 3:32(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
i. The Very Thought of You - 4:15(Ray Noble)
j. Sweet Talk - 5:50(Hans Hammerschmid) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
k. La Fiesta - 6:11(Chick Corea)
l. On Green Dolphin Street - 6:29(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not identified. This concert has not been auditioned. See also the following session.


Date: December 1, 1979
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Studioband Concert No. 13: Quintet Performances

Hans Hammerschmid (ldr), Chuck Findley (t), Herb Geller (as), Hans Hammerschmid (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Grady Tate (d), Etta Cameron (v)

a. Hot House - 10:30(Tadd Dameron)
b. Embraceable You - 7:40(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. Solitude - 6:46(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie De Lange)
d. Stella by Starlight - 5:56(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles unissued.

Etta Cameron (v) on b-c.

These quintet performances were part of Studioband Concert No. 13 (previous session).


Date: April-May 1980
Location: RÜSSL Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: MPS (Ger.)
Cucu Ear

Rolf Kühn (ldr), Klaus Blodau, Larry Elam, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Egon Christmann (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (ww), Rolf Kühn (cl, snt, con), Philip Catherine, Peter Weihe (g), Joachim Kühn (p, elp, snt), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b, eb), Alphonse Mouzon (d)

a. One More Bass Hit (Dedicated to My Mother) - 6:46(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
Universal (Ger.) CD314 539 101-2 — Music For Two Brothers   (1998)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
b. Key-Alliance - 5:41(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
c. To Zbiggi - 6:01(Joachim Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
d. Cucu Ear - 5:06(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
e. Beverly Hills Party - 6:09(Joachim Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
Blue Flame (Ger.) CD40162 — Rolf Kühn: Picture CD   (1989)
f. Sultans of Jazz - 6:12(Rolf Kühn) / arr: Rolf Kühn
MPS (Ger.) CD06025 1782049 — Rolf Kühn: The Artist's Selection - More, More, More and More   (2008)
All titles on: MPS (Ger.) LP 12"0068.259 — Cucu Ear   (1980)

The main soloists are the Kühn brothers.


Date: April 2, 1980
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 13: Heinz Sauer Quartet (Sauer, Degen, Lenz, Stephenson) featured

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Heinz Sauer (ldr), Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch, Manfred Niezgoda (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Egon Christmann (btb), Herb Geller, Jochen Ment (as), Harald Ende, Heinz Sauer, Emil Wurster (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), Bob Degen (p), Gunter Lenz (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. Sagma - 5:14(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
ACT (Ger.) CD9232-2 — Bravissimo: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1996)
b. Steaming T. - 5:01(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
c. Worth a Week's Anguish - 7:39(Heinz Sauer)
unissued
d. In Case of Chase - 7:09(Heinz Sauer)
unissued
e. Phrenie's Window Dance - 2:53(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
f. Blowing the Clouds Away - 9:04(Heinz Sauer)
unissued
g. Chelsea Bridge - 4:35(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
h. It Don't Mean a Thing - 7:34(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
unissued
i. Minor Circle - 5:29(Heinz Sauer)
unissued
j. I Want to Die Easily - 5:47(Traditional)
unissued
k. Stylish - 5:35(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
l. Art's Art - 7:40(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
m. Tragic Moments - 4:53(Heinz Sauer)
unissued
n. Lush Life - 6:13(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
o. Isolation Row - 1:47(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
p. Fading Day - 5:47(Heinz Sauer) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued

Information on this session comes from the NDR archives. The unissued tracks have not been auditioned. Herb Geller solos on track a.


Date: Summer 1980
Location: RÜSSL Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: SHP (Ger.)
Ardent Desire

Thilo von Westernhagen (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Ellen Homilius (vib), Thilo von Westernhagen (p), Hans Oberländer (eb), Joachim Luhrmann (d)

a. Vogelsang - 5:56(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
b. An Evening with H.G. - 5:54(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
Both titles on: SHP (Ger.) LP 12"202 — Ardent Desire   (1980)

Ellen Homilius (vib) on a.

Herb Geller does not appear on the other tracks of this LP.


Date: September 10-12, 1980
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Bill Holman featured with the NDR Bigband

Dieter Glawischnig, Bill Holman, NDR Bigband (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Klaus Weiss (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Honeysuckle Rose - 5:43(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) / arr: Bill Holman
b. Plurabelle - 10:46(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Howdy Podner - 5:37(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: [private recording] CDunnumbered — NDR Big Band Plays Bill Holman   

The complete band personnel are not known. This material has circulated among collectors as a privately produced CD. See also the session of May 1981 below.

Soloists:
Track a - Schlüter, Holman, Geller
Track b - Schlüter, Holman, Geller, Gojkovic
Track c - Schlüter, Holman, Gojkovic


Date: December 12, 1980
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 156: Music For Monk (NDR Studioband and guests)

George Gruntz (ldr), Bob Coassin, Heinz Habermann, Manfred Moch (t), Manfred Schoof (t, fh), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato, Eje Thelin (tb), Rick Planc (tu), Harald Ende, Klaus Nagurski, Werner Rönfeld (ww), Jochen Ment (ww, ban), Herb Geller (ss, as), Steve Lacy (ss), Alan Skidmore (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), George Gruntz (p, elp, snt, con), Lucas Lindholm (b), Charly Antolini (d)

a. 'Round Midnight - 7:41(Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
b. Off Minor - 5:01(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
c. Blue Monk - 9:30(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
d. Jackie-ing - 12:10(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
e. Monk's Mood - 7:32(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
f. Straight, No Chaser - 8:20(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
g. Rhythm-A-Ning - 5:41(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued
h. Totally Bemonked Suite: Generelle Einmonkung - Procession/Auszug - 1:00(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
i. Totally Bemonked Suite: Tango Monksmosphere 1 - 2:44(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
j. Totally Bemonked Suite: Procession/Einzug - 1:47(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
k. Totally Bemonked Suite: Symmetry Man - 6:05(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
l. Totally Bemonked Suite: Monk's Schein-Sonate - 6:54(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
m. Totally Bemonked Suite: Interlude - 1:15(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
n. Totally Bemonked Suite: Tango Monksmosphere 2 - 8:05(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
o. Totally Bemonked Suite: Monk's Trott (Monk's Foxmosphere)/Entmonkungsversuch - 2:56(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
TCB (Swi.) CD27802-6 — Radio Days: Totally Bemonked   (2007)
p. Rhythm-A-Ning - 4:27(Thelonious Monk) / arr: George Gruntz
unissued

h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o performed as medley.

These live performances include Gruntz's "Totally Bemonked Suite for Jazz Orchestra and Concertino". The soloists on the suite are Lacy (ss), Geller (as, ss), Skidmore (ts), Schoof (t, fh), Thelin (tb), Schlüter (vib), Ment (bandoneon) and Gruntz (p). Most of the musicians are from the NDR Studioband with Lacy, Schoof, Thelin and Antolini listed as "guests." Only the suite has been auditioned. Information on this concert comes from the NDR archives.


Date: February 12, 1981
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Herb Geller-Dick Wellstood Duo

Herb Geller, Dick Wellstood (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as), Dick Wellstood (p)

a. How About You? - 3:24(Burton Lane, Ralph Freed)
b. Irresistible You - 4:49(Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
c. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - 4:41(Andy Razaf, Don Redman)
All titles unissued.

Information on this session comes from the archives of NDR. Only track b has been auditioned.


Date: April 25, 1981
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 22

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Manfred Schoof (t, fh), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Herb Geller (as), Gerd Dudek (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Wolfgang Dauner (p), Pierre Favre (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. The Hillary Step - 17:18(Alexander von Schlippenbach) / arr: Alexander von Schlippenbach
b. Rush Hour - 12:02(Rainer Brüninghaus) / arr: Rainer Brüninghaus
c. Sketch Up and Downer - 10:24(Wolfgang Dauner) / arr: Wolfgang Dauner
d. Old and New Forms - 14:32(Manfred Schoof) / arr: Manfred Schoof
e. Ataque al Orgilloso Castillo - 17:13(Günter Lenz) / arr: Gunter Lenz
f. Loveland - 11:35(Adelhard Roidinger) / arr: Adelhard Roidinger
g. Gop-No-More Choral - 24:56(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Only the soloists are identified. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: May 5-8, 1981
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Bill Holman featured with the NDR Bigband

Dieter Glawischnig, Bill Holman, NDR Bigband (ldr), Duško Gojkovic (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Klaus Weiss (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Evil Eyes - 6:22(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. Theme and Variations #2 - 4:16(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
c. After You've Gone - 2:46(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Bill Holman
d. You Go to My Head - 6:03(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Bill Holman
e. All the Things You Are - 5:28(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Bill Holman
f. Sow's Ear - 5:01(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: [private recording] CDunnumbered — NDR Big Band Plays Bill Holman   

This is part of a radio broadcast of Bill Holman featured with the NDR Bigband. The complete band personnel are not known. This material has circulated among collectors as a privately produced CD. See also the session of September 10-12, 1980 above.

Soloists:
Track a - Schlüter, Geller, Holman, Ahlers
Track c - Schlüter, Geller
Track d - Geller, Schlüter, Holman
Track e - Holman


Date: February 23, 1982
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband directed by Dieter Glawischnig

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Volker Kriegel (g), Thomas Bettermann (p), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Ghana Marathon - 5:54(Thomas Bettermann) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued

It is not known if other titles were recorded at this session. The complete personnel of the big band is also unknown. Herb Geller may perform on other instruments. The track has not been auditioned.


Date: April 2, 1982
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Jazz Workshop No. 170: Ellingtonia in der Fabrik (George Gruntz, NDR Bigband and guests)

George Gruntz, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Palle Mikkelborg, Clark Terry (t, fh), Britt Woodman (tb), Herb Geller (as, cl, f), Norris Turney (as), Alan Skidmore (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), George Gruntz (p, con), Gunter Lenz (b), Gerry Brown (d), NDR Choir (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Sophisticated Lady - 7:02(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: George Gruntz
b. It Don't Mean a Thing - 3:26(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: George Gruntz
c. Fleurette Africaine - 5:43(Duke Ellington) / arr: George Gruntz
d. Come Sunday - 4:02(Duke Ellington) / arr: George Gruntz
e. East St. Louis Toodle-oo - 4:26(Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley) / arr: George Gruntz
f. Caravan - 8:11(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) / arr: George Gruntz
g. Solitude - 6:47(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie De Lange) / arr: George Gruntz
h. Rockin' in Rhythm - 6:49(Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Irving Mills) / arr: George Gruntz
i. What Is Music Suite - 27:58(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
j. Take the "A" Train - 7:07(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: George Gruntz
All titles unissued.

NDR Choir (v) on d, g, i; NDR Bigband (var) on d, g, i.

Information on this live Ellington tribute comes from the NDR archives. The NDR choir is made up of 8 female singers who are not identified. The complete personnel of the NDR Bigband are also not identified. None of these titles has been auditioned.


Date: August 21, 1982
Location: Stadthalle, Lübeck, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Swing and Sweet

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Rolf Ericson (t), Herb Geller (as), Stephan von Dobrzynski (cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Charly Antolini (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Etta Cameron, Nana Gualdi, Paul Kuhn (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goodbye) - 3:35(Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito, Ernie Erdman, Dan Russo)
b. Maple Leaf Rag - 3:00(Scott Joplin)
c. Ostrich Walk - 4:15(Larry Shields, Nick La Rocca, Eddie Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro)
d. Saturday Night Function - 4:10(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard)
e. Blue Lou - 1:50(Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
f. I Got Rhythm - 4:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. Avalon - 5:50(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
h. The Very Thought of You - 4:10(Ray Noble)
i. Moonlight Serenade - 3:25(Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish)
j. In the Mood - 3:10(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
k. I Get a Kick out of You - 4:55(Cole Porter)
l. Torch Song Medley - 8:45
m. Honeysuckle Rose(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
n. Peter Kreuder Medley(Peter Kreuder)
o. Michael Jary Medley(Michael Jary)
p. German Hits of the Past Medley
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not identified. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: September 4 or 9, 1982
Location: SWF Studios, Baden-Baden, Germany
Label: Koala (Ger.)
I Won't Dance (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Allan Botchinsky, Greg Bowen, Alan Downey, Klaus Osterloh (t), Otto Bredl, Uli Launhardt, Bart van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Kurt 'Bubi' Aderhold, Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller, James Towsey, Heinz von Hermann (sax), unknown (f), Eef Albers (g), Rob Franken (p), Bo Stief (b), Bruno Castellucci (d)

a. Hit the Road, Jack - 2:50(Percy Mayfield) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Love Is Just Around the Corner - 2:04(Leo Robin, Lewis E. Gensler) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
Both titles on: Koala (Ger.) LP 12"IRS 942.329 — Music For Swinging Dancers, Vol. 2: I Won't Dance   (1984)
Teldec (Ger.) LP 12"6.25867 — Music For Swinging Dancers, Vol. 2: I Won't Dance   (1984)
Alanna Records CDACD 5611 — Toots Suite   (2005)

unknown (f) on b.

Herb Geller does not solo on either track.


Date: September 10, 1982
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Hamburg Jazz Festival: A Tribute To Charlie Parker

Jens Sondergaard (sax), Herb Geller (as), Ole Kock Hansen (p), Claus Hovmann (b), Ed Thigpen (d), Etta Cameron (v)

a. Now's the Time - 5:52(Charlie Parker)
b. Billie's Bounce(Charlie Parker)
c. Oo Bop Sh'bam - 1:17(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
All titles unissued.

a, b performed as medley.

Herb Geller (as) on c.

Information comes from the NDR archives. These titles have not been auditioned.


Date: October 13, 1982
Location: Junges Theater, Göttingen, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 28

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey, Martin Drover (t), Jiggs Whigham (tb), Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Horace Parlan (p), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Sigrid Meyer (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Cold Tater Stomp - 11:57(Alan Foust) / arr: Alan Foust
b. The Stroller - 3:33(Dick Lieb) / arr: Dick Lieb
c. Big, Bad Blues - 11:14(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. Just Squeeze Me - 5:03(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. Summernight - 6:20(Rainer Schnelle) / arr: Rainer Schnelle
f. Birdland - 10:42(Josef Zawinul) / arr: Gunter Lenz
g. Ornithology - 7:56(Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. Here's That Rainy Day - 7:12(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. Swiss Air - 11:24(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. Shell Game - 5:47(Frank Wess) / arr: Frank Wess
k. Better Git It in Your Soul - 10:55(Charles Mingus)
l. Cold Tater Stomp - 15:21(Alan Foust) / arr: Alan Foust
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: January 27, 1983
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: Olivia Productions A.G.
Louie Bellson and His Big Band Live

Louie Bellson (ldr), Benny Bailey, Americo Belotto, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Ack van Rooyen (t), Hermann Breuer, Rudi Füsers, Tom Malone, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller (as), Andre Villeger (as, cl), Michael Brecker, Thomas Grunwald (ts), Howard Johnson (bar, tw), unknown (f), Dean Brown (g), Gil Goldstein (elp), Tim Landers (eb), Louie Bellson (d)

a. The Drum Squad - 5:19(Bob Florence) / arr: Bob Florence
b. Samantha - 3:45(Sam Nestico) / arr: Sam Nestico
c. Blues for Freddy - 14:23(Louis Bellson) / arr: Louie Bellson
d. Niles Ahead - 7:22(Bob Florence) / arr: Bob Florence
e. We've Come a Long Way Together - 6:18(Louis Bellson) / arr: Louie Bellson
f. Explosion - 14:53(Matt Catingub) / arr: Matt Catingub
All titles on: View Video Videotape (VHS)1302 — Louie Bellson and His Big Band   (1991)
View Video DVD2302 — Louie Bellson and His Big Band   (2003)

Andre Villeger (cl) on e; unknown (f) on e; Howard Johnson (tw) on c.

This is a live concert by the Bellson orchestra. The director is Stanley Dorfman. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Bellson
Track b - Geller
Track c - M. Brecker, Johnson (tin whistle), Whigham, Soloff, Goldstein, M.Brecker
Track d - R. Brecker, Goldstein
Track e - Bailey
Track f - Geller, M. Brecker, Bellson


Date: January 27, 1983
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: Olivia Productions A.G.
Cobham Meets Bellson Live (big band)

Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham (ldr), Benny Bailey, Americo Belotto, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Ack van Rooyen (t), Hermann Breuer, Rudi Füsers, Tom Malone, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Herb Geller, Andre Villeger (as), Michael Brecker, Thomas Grunwald (ts), Howard Johnson (bar), unknown (f), Dean Brown (g), Gil Goldstein (elp), Tim Landers (eb), Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham (d)

a. Cobham Meets Bellson - 33:35(Louis Bellson) / arr: Louie Bellson
View Video Videotape (VHS)1303 — Cobham Meets Bellson   (1986)
View Video DVD2303 — Cobham Meets Bellson   (2007)

This is a suite featuring the two drummers backed by Bellson's band recorded on the same date and at the same venue as the Bellson concert above. The only other soloist is Randy Brecker. The director is Stanley Dorfman.


Date: January 27, 1983
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: Olivia Productions A.G.
Gil Evans and His Orchestra Live

Gil Evans (ldr), Benny Bailey, Randy Brecker, Ack van Rooyen (t), Lew Soloff (t, fh), Hermann Breuer, Rudi Füsers, Tom Malone, Jiggs Whigham (tb), John Clark (frh), Howard Johnson (tu, bar, bcl), Herb Geller (as, f), Michael Brecker, Thomas Grunwald (ts), Mike Mainieri (vib), Dean Brown (g), Gil Goldstein (key), Gil Evans (p, elp, con), Tim Landers (eb), Billy Cobham (d, per)

a. Hotel Me - 9:52(Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
b. Friday the Thirteenth - 6:12(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Gil Evans
c. Variation on the Misery - 6:52(Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
d. Waltz - 6:23(Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
e. Orange Was the Colour of Her Dress Then Blue Silk - 4:52(Charles Mingus) / arr: Gil Evans
f. Stone Free - 14:55(Jimi Hendrix) / arr: Gil Evans
g. Here Come De Honey Man - 4:23(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Gil Evans
All titles on: View Video Videotape (VHS)1301 — Gil Evans and His Orchestra   (1987)
TDK Mediactive (Fr.) DVDDV-JGEO — Gil Evans and His Orchestra   (2002)
View Video DVD2301 — Gil Evans and His Orchestra   (2003)

Lew Soloff (fh) on g; Howard Johnson (tu) on c-d, f, (bcl) on a, g; Herb Geller (f) on f-g; Gil Evans (p) on a, c-e, (elp) on b, f.

This is the Gil Evans Orchestra in live performance on the same date and at the same venue as the the two previous sessions. The director is Stanley Dorfman. The timings shown do no include applause or announcements.

Solo Features:
Track a - R. Brecker
Track b - Johnson
Track c - Soloff
Track d - Clark
Track e - Evans
Track f - Clark, Malone, Soloff, Evans


Date: February 3, 1983
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Salsa, Latin Street Music & Jazz Rock

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Americo Belotto (t), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Philip Catherine (g), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Anne Haigis (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Don't Stop the Carnival - 5:54(Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) / arr: Gunter Lenz
b. Mongo - 13:11(Joe Gallardo) / arr: Joe Gallardo
c. Un Mambito - 9:19(Joe Gallardo) / arr: Joe Gallardo
d. Come On On In - 4:24(Anne Haigis) / arr: Wolfgang Dauner
e. Yatra Ta - 8:04(Tania Maria)
f. Spain - 5:07(Chick Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
g. Gospel John - 6:06(Jeff Steinberg) / arr: Ron Simmonds
h. Song with No Name - 10:25(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Ron Simmonds, Barbara Thompson
i. Y Luego - 4:45(Heinz von Hermann)
j. Togetherness - 3:36(Hubert Laws) / arr: Heinz von Hermann
k. The Will - 4:48(Ray Pitts)
l. Upa, Negrinho (Upa, Neguinho) - 2:37(Eduardo Lobo, Gianfrancisco Guarnere) / arr: Ron Simmonds
m. Get Closer - 5:38(Ralf Illenberger, Martin Kolbe) / arr: Wolfgang Dauner
n. Free - 4:02(Bob Wilson) / arr: Pit Löw
o. Samba Michel - 4:58(Michel Colombier) / arr: Pit Löw
p. Bebop Rock - 9:26(Wolfgang Dauner) / arr: Wolfgang Dauner
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: June 3, 1983
Location: Weser Ems Halle, Oldenburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 33: The Philharmonic State Orchestra Oldenburg

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Philharmonic State Orchestra Oldenburg (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (as), Harry Grube (p), Ronnie Stephenson (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband, Philharmonic State Orchestra Oldenburg (var)

a. Concerto for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra - 19:40(Rolf Liebermann)
b. Yardbird Suite - 6:50(Charlie Parker)
c. Night Never Comes - 9:17(Slide Hampton)
d. My Funny Valentine - 5:44(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. La Rochelle - 5:29(Roman Schwaller)
f. Thelonious Assault - 6:10(Benny Bailey)
g. Feeling - 9:54(Slide Hampton)
h. Bebop Rock - 6:40(Wolfgang Dauner)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete personnel of both ensembles are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: July 3-7, 1983
Location: SWF Studios, Baden-Baden, Germany
Label: Koala (Ger.)
I Won't Dance (big band)

Peter Herbolzheimer (ldr), Allan Botchinsky, Bob Coassin, Jan Oosthof, Ack van Rooyen, Derek Watkins (t), Otto Bredl, Bart van Lier, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), Kurt 'Bubi' Aderhold, Karl Drevo, Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller, James Towsey, Heinz von Hermann (sax), unknown (str), Peter Tiehuis (g), Rob Franken (p), Dave King, Bo Stief (b), Bruno Castellucci (d)

a. Moonglow - 3:24(Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills) / arr: Ron Simmonds
Koala (Ger.) LP 12"IRS 942.329 — Music For Swinging Dancers, Vol. 2: I Won't Dance   (1984)
Teldec (Ger.) LP 12"6.25867 — Music For Swinging Dancers, Vol. 2: I Won't Dance   (1984)

Other titles were recorded during this time period on which Herb Geller does not participate so it is not known which of the bassists and saxophonists are actually on this track.


Date: August 14-21, 1983
Location: Atlantis and Park Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Sonet (Swd.)
In Goodmansland (with dectet)

Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (ldr), Putte Wickman (cl), Herb Geller (f, af), Johan Stengard (f), Rune Gustafsson, Henrik Jansson, Janne Schaffer (g), Kjell Ohman (p), Rob Pronk (p, con), Mads Vinding (b, eb), Magnus Persson (d), Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (v)

a. Flying Home - 2:47(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Alexander's Ragtime Band - 1:29(Irving Berlin) / arr: Mads Vinding
c. You Turned the Tables on Me - 2:59(Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) / arr: Rob Pronk
All titles on: Sonet (Swd.) LP 12"SNTF 908 — In Goodmansland   (1983)

This and the following two sessions were recorded over a one week period. The exact personnel assignments for each track on the LP are questionable as given in the liner notes. I have divided the tracks into three sessions that have similar ensembles based on aural evidence.

Soloists other than vocals:
Track a - Wickman
Track b - none
Track c - Geller (af)


Date: August 14-21, 1983
Location: Atlantis and Park Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Sonet (Swd.)
In Goodmansland (with big band)

Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Rolf Ericson, Jan Kohlin, Bertil Lovgren (t), Olle Holmqvist, Torgny Nilsson, Lars Olofsson (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Dave Castle (as), Ulf Andersson, Hector Bingert (ts), Erik Nilsson (bar), Rune Gustafsson, Janne Schaffer (g), Kjell Ohman (p, elp), Mads Vinding (b, eb), Magnus Persson (d), Rob Pronk (con), Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (v)

a. King Porter Stomp - 2:05(Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Just One of Those Things - 1:51(Cole Porter) / arr: Rob Pronk
c. Sweet Georgia Brown - 3:01(Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) / arr: Rob Pronk
d. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) - 2:39(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian) / arr: Rob Pronk
e. Let's Dance - 0:53(Gregory Stone, Josef Bonime, Fanny May Baldridge) / arr: Rob Pronk
f. Stompin' at the Savoy - 0:46(Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb) / arr: Rob Pronk
g. Rose Room - 0:46(Art Hickman, Harry Williams) / arr: Rob Pronk
h. After You've Gone - 0:54(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Rob Pronk
i. Sing, Sing, Sing - 0:52(Louis Prima) / arr: Rob Pronk
j. Goodbye - 1:24(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Rob Pronk
All titles on: Sonet (Swd.) LP 12"SNTF 908 — In Goodmansland   (1983)

e, f, g, h, i, j performed as medley.

Georgie Fame (v) on a, d-f, h-j; Sylvia Vrethammar (v) on a-g, i-j.

The medley of tracks e-j is called "In Goodmansland." Bingert is the tenor saxophone soloist on track d. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: August 14-21, 1983
Location: Atlantis and Park Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Sonet (Swd.)
In Goodmansland (with large orchestra)

Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (ldr), Stefan Gustavsson, Hans Larsson (frh), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Putte Wickman (cl), Johan Stengard (f), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (str), Anders Loguin (mar, per), Rune Gustafsson, Janne Schaffer (g), Stefan Nilsson, Kjell Ohman (p, elp), Mads Vinding (b, eb), Magnus Persson (d), Rob Pronk (con), Georgie Fame, Sylvia Vrethammar (v)

a. Makin' Whoopee - 3:20(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Rob Pronk
b. Limehouse Blues - 3:47(Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) / arr: Rob Pronk
c. Don't Be That Way - 4:34(Edgar Sampson, Mitchell Parish, Benny Goodman) / arr: Rob Pronk
d. Memories of You - 3:20(Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) / arr: Rob Pronk
All titles on: Sonet (Swd.) LP 12"SNTF 908 — In Goodmansland   (1983)

Fame is out on track d. Vrethammar is out on track c.

Soloists other than vocals:
Tracks a-b - Geller (ss)
Track c - Wickman, Gustafson
Track d - none


Date: September 1983
Location: Mobile Elmsound Studio, Wahlstorf, Germany
Label: B & R Musik (Ger.)
Pleasureland

Thilo von Westernhagen (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as), Ellen Homilius (vib, mar), Peter Weihe (g, per), Thilo von Westernhagen (p, cel, or), unknown (snt), Ede Brumund-Rüther (eb), Peter Franken (d, per)

a. Pleasureland - 3:43(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
b. Childwife - 4:16(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
c. Where Is Your Watermelon? - 2:44(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
d. Una Isola Muy Hermosa - 3:42(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
e. Waterlilies in the Desert I - 2:34(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
f. Waterlilies in the Desert II - 3:23(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
g. Kuscheltiere (Stuffed Toys) - 3:50(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
h. Celestial Crystal - 1:45(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
i. Domino II - 4:04(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
j. Drachenflug (Kite Flying) - 7:55(Thilo Von Westernhagen)
Lifestyle CDLSCD 652 — Lifestyle Sampler, Vol. 1   (1986)
All titles on: B & R Musik (Ger.) LP 12"66.23274 — Pleasureland   (1983)
Lifestyle LP 12"LSR 6002 — Pleasureland   (1984)
Lifestyle CDLSCD 3102 — Pleasureland   (1984)

e, f performed as medley.

Herb Geller (ss) on d, j, (as) on a; Thilo von Westernhagen (cel) on h, (or) on i.

This music is not traditional jazz and combines von Westernhagen's classical background with rock and electronic genres. I only hear Geller on 3 tracks although some of the sounds heard may be his electrified soprano. Track f is a piano solo. Track h is a celeste solo.


Date: October 31 & November 1, 1983
Location: Studio 9, Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Bluebell (Swd.)
Big Band Galore

Nils Lindberg (ldr), Jan Allan (t, ah), Markku Johansson (t, fh), Jan Kohlin (t), Sven Larsson (tb, tu), Torgny Nilsson (tb), Lennart Aberg (ss, ts, af), Herb Geller (as, f), Krister Andersson (ts, cl), Bernt Rosengren (ts, f), Erik Nilsson (bar, bcl), Nils Lindberg (p), Jesper Lundgaard (b), Rune Carlsson (d)

a. A Fool's Paradise - 5:50(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
b. At Daybreak - 6:33(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
c. Contradictions - 7:51(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
d. Bridal Tune - 5:45(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
e. Birdland - 5:34(Gene Roland, Charlie Ventura) / arr: Nils Lindberg
f. Daydreaming - 6:00(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
g. Joker - 5:08(Nils Lindberg) / arr: Nils Lindberg
All titles on: Bluebell (Swd.) LP 12"BELL 176 — Big Band Galore   (1983)

Soloists:
Track a - Aberg (ss), Allan (t), Geller (as), Lundgaard, Lindberg
Track b - Lindberg, Allan (t), Rosengren (ts)
Track c - Allan, Aberg, Rosengren
Track d - T. Nilsson (tb), Lindberg, Aberg (af)
Track e - E. Nilsson (bar), Johansson (fh), Andersson (ts), Geller (as), Rosengren (ts)
Track f - Geller (as)
Track g - T. Nilsson, Geller (as), Lindberg, Andersson, Allan (ah), Johansson


Date: November 12, 1983
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband: New Jazz Festival

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Manfred Schoof (t), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Anthony Braxton (r), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Glawischnig (p, con), Lucas Lindholm (b), John Marshall (d), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Saxoon - 13:34(Fred Anderson, Jr.) / arr: George Lewis
b. Opus 112 - 22:11(Anthony Braxton) / arr: Anthony Braxton
c. Gop-No-More Choral - 19:50(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: December 8, 1983
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Nordring Rendezvous

Hans Hammerschmid, NDR Bigband (ldr), Ack van Rooyen (fh), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Erich Bachträgl (d), Hans Hammerschmid (con), Richard Boone, Laila Dalseth (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Nordring Signature Tune - 1:44(Barry Forgie) / arr: Barry Forgie
b. Land of Make Believe - 5:10(Chuck Mangione) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
c. What a Difference a Day Made (What a Difference a Day Makes) - 3:23(Maria Grever, Stanley Adams) / arr: Roy Hellvin
d. That's All - 4:49(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt)
e. My Funny Valentine - 4:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. Pavour Nocturne - 6:18(Rik Elings) / arr: Rik Elings
g. Dindi - 5:08(Antonio Carlos Jobim, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Aloysio De Oliveira) / arr: Bo Sylvén
h. Oh, Lady Be Good - 3:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Nils Jørgen Steen
i. Watermelon Man - 4:00(Herbie Hancock)
j. My Foolish Heart - 4:53(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Sigurd Jansen
k. Just Friends - 4:00(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Sigurd Jansen
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: February 11, 1984
Location: Musikschule, Frechen, Germany
Label: [private recording]
Hartmut Sperl Trio with Herb Geller Live

Herb Geller, Hartmut Sperl (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Achim Bräuer (g, d, per), Hartmut Sperl (p), Bernd Wolf (b)

a. Blues for Alice - 6:49(Charlie Parker)
b. Choo Choo - 8:12(composer unknown)
c. Stella by Starlight - 9:19(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
d. Night and Day - 10:30(Cole Porter)
e. Dat Dere - 7:45(Bobby Timmons, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
f. Hot House - 8:42(Tadd Dameron)
g. Peace - 9:39(Horace Silver)
h. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - 11:18(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
i. Unknown Title - 4:36
j. My Funny Valentine - 8:48(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k. Quicksilver - 7:00(Horace Silver)
l. On Green Dolphin Street - 7:38(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
m. Unknown Title - 5:19
n. Whims of Chambers - 9:34(Paul Chambers)
o. Steeplechase - 6:39(Charlie Parker)
p. Nardis - 7:22(Miles Davis)
All titles unissued.

Herb Geller (as) on a-h, j-l, n-p; Achim Bräuer (g) on m, (d) on a-l, n-p, (per) on h, m.

The timings shown do not include applause or announcements.


Date: April 2-6, 1984
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concerts

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Egon Christmann (tb), Herb Geller (as), Gerd Dudek, Grégoire Peters (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Lena Ericson, Joy Fleming, Knut Kiesewetter, Östen Warnerbring (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Cheek to Cheek - 3:47(Irving Berlin)
b. Whisper Not - 4:32(Benny Golson)
c. As You Are - 6:19(Nils Lindberg, Red Mitchell) / arr: Nils Lindberg
d. Just the Way You Are - 5:17(Billy Joel)
e. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - 2:52(Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) / arr: Sven-Olof Walldorff
f. Love for Sale - 2:27(Cole Porter)
g. I Write the Songs - 3:38(Bruce Johnston)
h. Harf Steen - 2:08(Knut Kiesewetter)
i. When You're Smiling - 2:52(Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, Mark Fisher)
j. I Can't Get Started - 4:12(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
k. Land of Make Believe - 5:19(Chuck Mangione)
l. Storyboard - 4:35(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Francy Boland
m. For All We Know - 3:46(J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
n. Porgy and Bess Medley - 4:03(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
o. You've Got a Friend - 3:22(Carole King)
p. Neckarbrückenblues - 4:52(Roland Heck, Albin Metz)
q. I Say a Little Prayer for You - 4:18(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
r. Kall, Oh Kall - 3:15(Ralf Nowy)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. These performances have not been auditioned and come from various concerts.


Date: May 5, 1984
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Martin Drover (t), Herb Geller (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Main Street, Gillian Scalici (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Swingtime in the Rockies - 3:05(Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman) / arr: Heinz von Hermann
b. Caravan - 3:13(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
c. That Cat Is High - 2:40(J. Mayo Williams)
d. Route 66 (Get Your Kicks on Route 66) - 3:00(Bobby Troup)
e. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo - 2:55(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
f. St. Louis Blues - 3:19(W. C. Handy)
g. In the Mood - 2:48(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland) / arr: Janez Gregorc
h. That's Entertainment - 1:17(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
i. All That Jazz - 1:50(Benny Carter, Al Stillman)
j. What I Did for Love - 2:38(Marvin Hamlisch)
k. Lullaby of Broadway - 0:50(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
l. Give My Regards to Broadway - 1:09(George M. Cohan)
m. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina - 3:12(Andrew Lloyd Webber)
n. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - 2:15(Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Sholom Secunda, Jacob Jacobs)
o. I Got Rhythm - 1:47(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
p. 'S Wonderful(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles unissued.

o, p performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. Main Street is a vocal group.


Date: June 7, 1984
Location: Raschplatzpavillon, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 35

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller (sax, f), Wolfgang Bleibel (as), Leszek Zadlo (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Gustavo Beytelmann (p), Juan José Mosalini (ban), Patrice Caratini (b), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Plurabelle - 10:08(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. Daahoud - 6:42(Clifford Brown) / arr: Gunter Lenz
c. Sophisticated Lady - 4:59(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
d. Confirmation - 9:21(Charlie Parker) / arr: Rob McConnell
e. Goodbye - 6:20(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Bill Holman
f. Night Never Comes - 12:04(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. Nocturna - 7:38(Julián Plaza) / arr: Gunter Lenz
h. Après Tonados (Apretonado) - 6:51(Juan José Mosalini) / arr: Patrice Caratini
i. Le Crabe - 8:21(Patrice Caratini) / arr: Patrice Caratini
j. Violento - 3:57(Juan José Mosalini) / arr: Joki Freund
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not identified. Several titles were performed by the trio of Caratini, Beytelmann and Mosalini. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: June 15, 1984
Location: Hochschule für Musik, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 36

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller, Lothar Krist (as), Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Better Git It in Your Soul - 9:34(Charles Mingus)
b. Tune Up - 5:59(Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Miles Davis)
c. Countdown(John Coltrane)
d. Freedom Jazz Dance - 4:49(Eddie Harris)
e. Night Never Comes - 7:56(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles unissued.

b, c performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: September 8 & 9, 1984
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Jeton (Ger.)
Lightnin' (big band)

Klaus Weiss (ldr), Benny Bailey, Greg Bowen, Bert Joris, Don Rader (t), Bob Burgess, Joe Gallardo, Erik van Lier, Jiggs Whigham (tb), unknown (ss, pic, f), Herb Geller, Heiner Wiberny (as), Wolfgang Engstfeld, Andi Scherrer (ts), Max Boeree (bar), John Schröder (g), Rob Pronk (p), Isla Eckinger (b), Klaus Weiss (d)

a. Lightnin' - 4:55(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. Don't You Ever Learn? - 7:05(Rob Pronk) / arr: Rob Pronk
c. Papa Lips - 4:59(Bob Mintzer) / arr: Bob Mintzer
d. One for Maja - 5:33(Tony Inzalaco) / arr: Bora Rokovic
e. Late Spring - 3:16(Bora Rokovic) / arr: Bora Rokovic
f. Klever Klaus - 4:25(Mal Waldron) / arr: Francy Boland
g. Mr. Fonebone - 4:52(Bob Mintzer) / arr: Bob Mintzer
h. New Bread - 3:38(Francy Boland) / arr: Francy Boland
i. Antigua - 6:28(Bob Mintzer) / arr: Bob Mintzer
j. Time Change - 5:45(Klaus Weiss) / arr: Francy Boland
k. Too Close for Comfort - 4:14(Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener) / arr: Bill Holman
l. Morning Song - 5:55(Don Menza) / arr: Don Menza
Jeton (Ger.) CD575 00155 — Love Songs and Ballads   (1987)
Bell (Ger.) CDBLR 89062 — Jazz Ballads   (2008)
m. So Here You Are - 4:18(Rob Pronk) / arr: Rob Pronk
All titles on: Jeton (Ger.) CD119/1 — Lightnin'   (1985)

unknown (ss) on h, (pic) on g, (f) on i.

Soloists:
Track a - Joris, Engstfeld
Track b - Schröder, Scherrer, Engstfeld, Eckinger, Weiss
Track c - Gallardo
Track d - Bailey
Track e - Wiberny
Track f - Schröder, Pronk, Engstfeld, Geller
Track g - Schröder, Scherrer, Weiss
Track h - Schröder, Engstfeld, Schröder, Rader
Track i - Whigham, Geller
Track j - Schröder, Engstfeld
Track k - Schröder
Track l - Engstfeld
Track m - Schröder, Whigham, Eckinger, Rader


Date: September 10-14, 1984
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband with Guests: Ellingtonia

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Alan Downey, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch, Tomasz Stanko (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Charles Orieux (btb), Herb Geller, Jochen Ment (as), Harald Ende, Heinz Sauer, Emil Wurster (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Tom van der Geld (vib), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Fritz Ozmec (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. It Don't Mean a Thing - 4:30(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
b. In a Sentimental Mood - 4:55(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz) / arr: Robert Lamb
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
c. Sophisticated Lady - 5:17(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
d. Chelsea Bridge - 7:05(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Francy Boland
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
e. Daydream (Day Dream) - 8:18(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche) / arr: Robert Lamb
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
f. Come Sunday - 5:06(Duke Ellington) / arr: Francy Boland
unissued
g. Creole Love Call - 6:31(Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson) / arr: Robert Lamb
unissued
h. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart - 5:29(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond) / arr: Gunter Lenz
unissued
i. Daydream (Day Dream) - 8:41(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche) / arr: Gunter Lenz
unissued
j. Raincheck (Rain Check)(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Gunter Lenz
unissued

i, j performed as medley.

Soloists on issued tracks (unissued tracks have not been auditioned):
Track a - Sauer, Stanko, Norris, Sauer
Track b - Sauer, Stanko, Sauer
Track c - Stanko, Sauer, Stanko, Sauer
Track d - Sauer, Norris, Stanko, van der Geld, Sauer
Track e - Norris, Sauer, Stanko, Sauer, Stanko/Sauer, Stanko, Sauer


Date: October 15-19, 1984
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband with Guests: Ellingtonia

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Americo Belotto, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch, Tomasz Stanko (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Slide Hampton, Hermann Plato (tb), Tom Bildo (btb), Herb Geller, Jochen Ment (as), Harald Ende, Heinz Sauer, Emil Wurster (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), unknown (f), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. Caravan - 8:10(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
ACT (Ger.) CD9233-2 — Ellingtonia   (1999)
b. Cotton Tail - 6:30(Duke Ellington) / arr: Gunter Lenz
unissued
c. I Don't Want to Be Kissed - 4:41(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
unissued
d. A New Thing - 3:40(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
unissued

Soloists on the issued track (unissued tracks have not been auditioned): Hampton, Sauer, Hampton, Riel, Hampton.

NDR archival information indicates that track c is a Slide Hampton original composition and not the standard, "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed."


Date: October 20, 1984
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Live at the 9th Annual Hamburg Jazz Festival

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Americo Belotto, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch, Tomasz Stanko (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Slide Hampton, Hermann Plato (tb), Tom Bildo (btb), Herb Geller, Jochen Ment (as), Harald Ende, Heinz Sauer, Emil Wurster (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), unknown (f), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. Caravan - 9:05(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
b. Chelsea Bridge - 7:49(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Francy Boland
c. Cotton Tail - 7:06(Duke Ellington) / arr: Gunter Lenz
d. Creole Love Call - 8:33(Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson) / arr: Robert Lamb
e. Daydream (Day Dream) - 10:18(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche) / arr: Gunter Lenz
f. Raincheck (Rain Check)(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Gunter Lenz
g. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart - 9:23(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond) / arr: Gunter Lenz
h. It Don't Mean a Thing - 6:41(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
i. Sophisticated Lady - 5:37(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
All titles unissued.

e, f performed as medley.

The personnel is assumed to be the same as for the preceding studio session but this is not confirmed. Soloists are indicated as Bellotto, Hampton, Sauer, Norris and Riel. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 24, 1984
Location: Jazzclub Oase, Siegen, Germany
Label: Circle (Ger.)
Hot House (Herb Geller Quartet Live)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Hartmut Sperl (p), Bernd Wolf (b), Achim Bräuer (d)

a. Triste - 7:40(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
b. Embraceable You - 7:08(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. Hot House - 6:26(Tadd Dameron)
d. Well, You Needn't - 8:26(Thelonious Monk)
e. Willow Weep for Me - 5:22(Ann Ronell)
f. Donna Lee - 6:30(Charlie Parker)
All titles on: Circle (Ger.) LP 12"241184/30 — Hot House   (1985)

Hartmut Sperl (p) on a-d, f.

Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Piano is out on track e. See the following session for more titles from this date.


Date: November 24, 1984
Location: Jazzclub Oase, Siegen, Germany
Label: Circle (Ger.)
Fungi Mama (Herb Geller Quartet Live)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Hartmut Sperl (p), Bernd Wolf (b), Achim Bräuer (d)

a. Fungi Mama - 7:35(Blue Mitchell)
b. Saturday Night in the Cosmos - 3:43(Don Pullen, Frank Dean, Jr.)
c. Cool Blues - 8:07(Charlie Parker)
d. I'll Remember April - 8:30(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
e. Walkin' (Gravy) - 7:51(Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
f. Stella by Starlight - 9:04(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles on: Circle (Ger.) LP 12"241184/34 — Fungi Mama   (1986)

Herb Geller (as) on a, c-f; Bernd Wolf (b) on a-c, e-f; Achim Bräuer (d) on a-c, e-f.

Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Geller is out on track b. Track d is a piano/alto saxophone duet. See the preceding session for other titles from this date.


Date: December 10-14, 1984
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Fritz Pauer (p), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Blues for Alice - 4:25(Charlie Parker) / arr: Victor Burghardt
ACT (Ger.) CD9259-2 — Bravissimo II: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1998)

The archival records of the NDR reveal neither the complete personnel of the NDR Bigband nor the other titles performed. Herb Geller does not solo on this track.


Date: May 1985
Location: North German Towns
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband On Tour

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller (as), Sal Nistico (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Erika Schroeder (g), Walter Norris (p), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Rachel Gould (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Straight, No Chaser - 10:50(Thelonious Monk)
b. Rose Waltz - 6:18(Walter Norris)
c. Time Check - 5:57(Don Menza)
d. That Old Devil Moon - 2:47(Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Dieter Reith
e. Cry Me a River - 4:58(Arthur Hamilton) / arr: Francy Boland
f. Blues for Alice - 4:43(Charlie Parker) / arr: Victor Burghardt
g. Autumn Nocturne - 12:52(Josef Myrow, Kim Gannon) / arr: Phil Wilson
h. Serenade to a Planet(Benny Bailey) / arr: Phil Wilson
i. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) / arr: Phil Wilson
j. Shawnuff (Shaw 'Nuff) - 7:40(Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
k. Storyboard - 4:50(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Francy Boland
l. Song with No Name - 9:35(Barbara Thompson)
m. Old Henry - 7:31(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
n. Spinning Wheel - 8:43(David Clayton Thomas) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
o. You've Made Me So Very Happy(Berry Gordy, Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
p. Hi De Ho(Carole King, Gerry Goffin) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
q. Chameleon - 6:55(Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock)
r. That Ol' Bus Smell - 13:33(Dieter Reith) / arr: Peter Herbolzheimer
All titles unissued.

g, h, i;   n, o, p performed as medleys.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. These performances are taken from an NDR Studioband tour and have not been auditioned. The exact dates of the performances are not known.


Date: September 1, 1985
Location: International Radio Show, Berlin, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Volker Kriegel (g), Thomas Bettermann (key, p), Bruno Castellucci (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Elaine Delmar (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Funk You Very Much - 5:10(Volker Kriegel)
b. Chateau Sentimental - 7:19(Volker Kriegel)
c. Ghana Marathon - 5:25(Thomas Bettermann)
d. Circus Gambet - 6:34(Volker Kriegel)
e. Janellas Abertas - 5:17(Caetano Veloso)
f. Missing Link - 8:46(Volker Kriegel)
g. Storyboard - 4:49(Volker Kriegel)
h. While I Am Still Young - 2:15(Oscar Brown, Jr.)
i. I'm a Woman - 2:58(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
j. The Windmills of Your Mind - 3:00(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
k. Pick Yourself Up - 2:29(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
l. Tea for Two - 3:19(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
m. Just A Little Lovin' - 2:31(Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
n. Honeysuckle Rose - 3:29(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
o. There'll Be Some Changes Made - 3:08(Willard Overstreet, Bill Higgins)
p. Bridge over Troubled Water - 3:46(Paul Simon)
q. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother(Robert William Scott, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
r. I'm All Smiles - 2:14(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
s. If You Believe - 3:03(Charlie Smalls, Jerry Leiber)
t. The Trolley Song - 3:05(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
All titles unissued.

p, q performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. These titles have not been auditioned.


Date: October 11, 1985
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [private recording]
10th Hamburg Jazz Festival: Herb Geller/Walter Norris Duo Live

Herb Geller, Walter Norris (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Walter Norris (p)

a. How About It (The Order) - 5:32(Herb Geller)
b. Stand-Up Comic (Otto, der Film) - 13:29(Herb Geller)
c. Claudette Colbert(Herb Geller)
d. Unknown Title
e. Stand-Up Comic (Otto, der Film)(Herb Geller)
f. Thumbs Up - 6:00(Walter Norris)
g. 'Round Midnight - 9:56(Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
h. Sophisticated Lady(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
i. Birdland Stomp - 6:37(Herb Geller)
j. Conception - 5:01(George Shearing)
All titles unissued.

b, c, d, e;   g, h performed as medleys.

Except for the medley b-e, these performances have not been auditioned. The information shown comes from a collector in Germany.


Date: November 11, 1985
Location: Studio 9, Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Bluebell (Swd.)
How 'Bout It (septet)

Herb Geller, Nils Lindberg (ldr), Markku Johansson (t), Torgny Nilsson (tb), Herb Geller (ss, as), Joakim Milder (ts), Nils Lindberg (p), Jesper Lundgaard (b), Rune Carlsson (d)

a. How About It (The Order) - 5:21(Herb Geller)
b. Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day - 5:30(Nils Lindberg)
c. Blues For Bill - 3:32(Nils Lindberg)
d. Waltzing the Cat - 4:59(Nils Lindberg)
e. Mayreh - 3:58(Horace Silver)
f. Melody in Blue - 5:13(Nils Lindberg)
g. When Lights Are Low - 6:32(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
h. Taboo - 5:06(Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
i. Stand-Up Comic (Otto, der Film) - 4:41(Herb Geller)
All titles on: Bluebell (Swd.) LP 12"BELL 197 — How 'Bout It   (1986)

Markku Johansson (t) on a, c-e, h; Torgny Nilsson (tb) on a, c-e, h; Herb Geller (ss) on c, i, (as) on a-h; Joakim Milder (ts) on a, d-f.

Track i is listed as "Otto, der Film" dedicated to the German comedian Otto Waalkes. Tracks b, g and i feature Geller with just the rhythm section.

Soloists:
Track a - Johansson, Geller (as), Lindberg, Lundgaard
Track b - Geller
Track c - Johansson, Geller (ss), Nilsson
Track d - Lindberg, Johansson, Geller (as), Lundgaard
Track e - Geller (as), Nilsson, Milder, Johansson, Lindberg
Track f - Milder, Geller (as), Lundgaard, Lindberg
Track g - Geller (as), Lindberg, Lungaard
Track h - Lindberg, Nilsson, Johansson, Geller (as), Lundgaard
Track i - Geller (ss), Lindberg


Date: January 23, 1986
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 43: Three Tenors and Big Band

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Phil Wilson (tb), Herb Geller (as), Gerd Dudek, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Roman Schwaller (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Walter Norris (p), Ronnie Stephenson (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Smooth Sailing - 13:04(Arnett Cobb, Sir Charles Thompson) / arr: Phil Wilson
b. The Sidewinder - 5:26(Lee Morgan) / arr: Phil Wilson
c. I Like the Sunrise - 5:46(Duke Ellington) / arr: Phil Wilson
d. Que Está Pasando - 5:29(Heinz Czadek) / arr: Heinz Czadek
e. The Best Thing for You - 4:40(Irving Berlin) / arr: Norman Gladhill
f. Juicy Lucy - 6:36(Horace Silver) / arr: Rob Pronk
g. A Night in Tunisia - 9:16(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Phil Wilson
h. Cookin' at the Continental - 6:48(Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Rob Pronk
i. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face - 17:34(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) / arr: Phil Wilson
j. You Don't Know What Love Is(Gene DePaul, Don Raye) / arr: Phil Wilson
k. Autumn Nocturne(Josef Myrow, Kim Gannon) / arr: Phil Wilson
l. Straight, No Chaser - 8:56(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
m. Perdido - 12:32(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) / arr: Phil Wilson
All titles unissued.

i, j, k performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel is not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: January 24 & 25, 1986
Location: Birdland Club, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Enja (Ger.)
Birdland Stomp (Herb Geller Trio Live)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as), Michael Melzer (g), Red Mitchell (b), Harold Smith (v)

a. Birdland Stomp - 6:13(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
b. Come Rain or Come Shine - 7:00(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
c. Stand-Up Comic (Otto, der Film) - 7:31(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
d. The Princess - 7:03(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
e. Summer Serenade - 7:09(Benny Carter)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
f. Confirmation - 9:30(Charlie Parker)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"5019 — Birdland Stomp   (1987)
g. Hot House - 8:33(Tadd Dameron)
h. Straight, No Chaser - 9:34(Thelonious Monk)
All titles on: Ward/Enja (Jpn.) CDVQCT 10011 — Birdland Stomp   (2008)
PID Records (Sp.) CD1148624 — Birdland Stomp   (2014)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6514 — Birdland Stomp   (2014)
Enja (Ger.) Digital DownloadENJ 2162 — Birdland Stomp   (2008)

Herb Geller (ss) on c, (as) on a-b, d-h; Harold Smith (v) on b, h.

All issues incorrectly list track c as "Our Love Is Here To Stay" by George and Ira Gershwin but the song performed is definitely Geller's original. It should be noted that there are two Herb Geller albums named Birdland Stomp (see also session of May 24-25, 1990 below).


Date: March 5, 1986
Location: Maritim Hotel, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: Benefit Concert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Eugen Cicero (p), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Salvatore Adamo, Deep River Quartet (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Don't Stop the Carnival - 4:50(Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) / arr: Gunter Lenz
b. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) - 4:47(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
c. How High the Moon - 3:23(William Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) / arr: Heinz Schultze
d. Cicero Plays Chopin - 4:39(Frédéric Chopin)
e. Down by the Riverside - 4:19(Traditional)
f. Mir Geht's Gut (I'm Good) - 3:23(Werner Bochmann)
g. Si Tu Étais - 4:12(Salvatore Adamo)
h. Diese Welt Ist ein Jahrmarkt - 2:55(Salvatore Adamo)
i. Kapitän, Wohin Fährt Unser Boot - 4:00(Salvatore Adamo)
j. Adamo Medley - 6:30
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. The Deep River Quartet is a Dutch vocal group. Salvatore Adamo is known as "Adamo."


Date: March 14, 1986
Location: Hamburger Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 44: Nordring Veranstaltung

George Gruntz, NDR Studioband (ldr), Benny Bailey (t), Glenn Ferris (tb), John Surman (sax, cl), Herb Geller (as), Alan Skidmore (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Janne Schaffer (g), Olli Ahvenlahti (key), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), George Gruntz (con), Karin Krog (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Blues for Arnold - 7:10(Olli Ahvenlahti) / arr: Olli Ahvenlahti
b. Dolphin Dance - 8:25(Herbie Hancock) / arr: Bob Mintzer
c. Days of Wine and Roses - 8:18(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Olli Ahvenlahti
d. Katalia - 11:06(Olli Ahvenlahti) / arr: Olli Ahvenlahti
e. Paquito - 7:04(Olli Ahvenlahti) / arr: Olli Ahvenlahti
f. Maze - 4:10(Janne Schaffer, Ulf Janson) / arr: Ulf Janson
g. From Here to Eternity - 5:32(Janne Schaffer)
h. I Can Read Your Mind - 4:36(Janne Schaffer)
i. As Deep as the Sea - 4:56(Janne Schaffer)
j. Traffic - 5:15(Janne Schaffer) / arr: Ulf Janson
k. Intro and Don't Just Sing - 10:45(John Surman)
l. Would It Be Me - 6:26(John Surman)
m. My Man - 4:19(Maurice Yvain, Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz)
n. My Shining Hour - 6:20(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
o. Lament - 4:16(Toots Thielemans)
p. Paquito - 1:37(Olli Ahvenlahti) / arr: Olli Ahvenlahti
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: April 5, 1986
Location: Fürstenhof Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Günther Fuhlisch (tb), Herb Geller (as), Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Etta Cameron, Georgie Fame, Knut Kiesewetter (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Lovey Dovey - 2:29(Memphis Curtis, Ahmet Ertegun)
b. On a Misty Night - 7:26(Tadd Dameron)
c. Funny How Time Slips Away - 2:58(Willie Nelson)
d. Do It the Hard Way - 2:22(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. Exactly Like You - 1:44(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f. Bonnie and Clyde - 2:59(Mitch Murray, Peter Callender)
g. Lil' Darlin' - 4:26(Neal Hefti)
h. Point of No Return - 1:59(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
i. Oh, Lady Be Good - 3:14(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
j. Destination Moon - 2:54(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) / arr: Nils Jørgen Steen
k. It Might as Well Be Spring - 6:33(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
l. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) - 4:55(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
m. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 3:08(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
n. The Very Thought of You - 3:26(Ray Noble)
o. You Are Too Beautiful - 4:59(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
p. 'S Wonderful - 2:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
q. It Don't Mean a Thing - 2:52(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
r. I Got Rhythm - 5:28(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
s. More Than You Know - 2:57(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu)
t. When You're Smiling - 3:16(Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, Mark Fisher)
u. I Can't Get Started - 4:08(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
v. Cheek to Cheek - 3:20(Irving Berlin)
w. Times Gettin' Tougher than Tough - 3:08(Jimmy Witherspoon)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: August 24, 1986
Location: Rathausmarkt, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Hamburger Sommer

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Egon Christmann (tb), Stephan Buck, Herb Geller (as), Andreas Böther, Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Jan Harrington (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. New York, New York - 3:08(Fred Ebb, John Kander)
b. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Hallelujah, I Love Him So) - 3:34(Ray Charles)
c. The Lady Is a Tramp - 3:39(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. After You've Gone - 7:40(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer)
e. Getting To Know You - 3:17(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - 3:00(Jim Croce)
g. Que Está Pasando - 5:27(Heinz Czadek)
h. Kansas City - 3:01(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
i. Saving All My Love for You - 4:20(Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin)
j. Oh Babe - 3:09(Louis Prima, Milton Kabak)
k. Perdido - 8:43(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: October 10, 1986
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Dino Saluzzi Quintet with the NDR Studioband

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband, Dino Saluzzi (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Enrico Rava (t), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Harry Pepl (g), Dieter Glawischnig (p, con), Dino Saluzzi (ban), Furio di Castri (b), Bruce Dittmers (d), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Intro D - 5:40(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Dino Saluzzi, Ernst Vöster
b. Tangola - 11:34(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Dino Saluzzi, Arnold Schön
c. Minguita - 17:00(Dino Saluzzi)
d. La Pequina - 6:49(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Dino Saluzzi, Rainer Schnelle
e. Anvil - 8:45(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt, Dino Saluzzi
f. Alla en Sur - 20:54(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Dino Saluzzi, Ernst Vöster
g. José - 7:34(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Dino Saluzzi, Ernst Vöster
h. Declaration de Amor - 7:47(Dino Saluzzi)
i. The Way - 13:16(Dino Saluzzi) / arr: Joki Freund, Dino Saluzzi
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Band is out on tracks c and h. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 7, 1986
Location: Musikforum der Musikhochschule , Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 46

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Herb Geller (sax), Matthias Schubert (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), John Schröder (g), Joachim Kück (p), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Gabriele Hasler, Monika Linges, Sigrid Meyer (v), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Birdland - 5:26(Josef Zawinul) / arr: Gunter Lenz
b. Time to Tell - 3:40(Ulrike Haage, Sigrid Meyer) / arr: Ulrike Haage
c. Little "B" - 8:44(Jörg Achim Keller) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
d. The World Was Young - 3:20(Monika Linges) / arr: Heinz Czadek
e. Song of Light - 4:57(Monika Linges) / arr: Heinz Czadek
f. Karen's Dance - 5:38(Joachim Kück) / arr: Joachim Kück
g. I Remember Clifford - 5:12(Benny Golson) / arr: Herb Geller
h. You're so Strong - 5:43(Gabriele Hasler) / arr: Helmut Kirchgässner
i. Strange Events - 6:56(Peter Herborn) / arr: Peter Herborn
j. Waltz in the Sun - 12:51(Manfred Schoof) / arr: Manfred Schoof
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: December 20, 1986
Location: Raschplatzpavillon, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 47: Azimuth

Azimuth, Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Herb Geller (sax), Gerd Dudek (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), John Taylor (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), John Marshall (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Norma Winstone (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. The Widow in the Window - 10:05(Kenny Wheeler) / arr: Kenny Wheeler
b. It Ain't Necessarily So - 6:07(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: John Taylor
c. Adios Ion - 7:18(John Taylor)
d. Sea Lady - 6:00(Kenny Wheeler) / arr: Kenny Wheeler
e. "0" - 8:07(John Taylor) / arr: John Taylor
f. Café - 8:13(Egberto Gismonti)
g. Coffee Time - 6:44(John Taylor)
h. Three for Dreen and Blue for Lue - 11:05(Kenny Wheeler) / arr: Kenny Wheeler
i. Jero - 5:54(John Taylor)
j. Siren Song - 5:35(John Taylor) / arr: John Taylor
k. Looking For - 6:43(John Taylor) / arr: John Taylor
l. Little Feller - 10:22(Kenny Wheeler) / arr: Kenny Wheeler
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. Azimuth is the trio of Wheeler, Taylor and Winstone. The big band is out on tracks f, g and i.


Date: January 8, 1987
Location: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Label: [private recording]
Herb Geller Quartet live in Amsterdam

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Robert Vermeulen (p), Tjitze Vogel (b), Arnoud Gerritse (d)

a. Summer Serenade - 6:27(Benny Carter)
b. Stand-Up Comic (Otto, der Film) - 5:34(Herb Geller)
c. Conception - 5:42(George Shearing)
d. Birdland Stomp - 6:17(Herb Geller)
e. Our Love Is Here to Stay - 9:05(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. How About It (The Order) - 5:19(Herb Geller)
All titles unissued.

The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: March 1987
Location: Bunker Sound Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Limetree (Du.)
Trombone Tangents

Jerry Tilitz (ldr), Jerry Tilitz (tb), Herb Geller (as), Dylan Vaughan (g), Frido Ruth (snt), Rainer Vogeley (eb), Ken Stewart (d), Durk Schönbeck (cng)

a. Caribbean Thoroughfare - 5:18(Jerry Tilitz)
b. Pent up House - 4:10(Sonny Rollins)
c. Blue Monk - 3:16(Thelonious Monk)
d. Arid Blues - 5:34(Jerry Tilitz)
e. Suitcase Samba - 4:38(Jerry Tilitz)
f. Mood Indigo - 3:05(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
g. Reeperbahn Shuffle - 5:48(Jerry Tilitz)
h. Coney Island Requiem - 3:55(Jerry Tilitz)
All titles on: Limetree (Du.) LP 12"MLP 0025 — Trombone Tangents   (1988)

Herb Geller (as) on e; Frido Ruth (snt) on h; Durk Schönbeck (cng) on a.

Herb Geller only appears on track e on which he solos.


Date: May 16, 1987
Location: Ratsgymnasium, Aula, Wolfsburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband & Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia

Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband, Barbara Thompson (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Herb Geller (sax), Barbara Thompson (ss, as), Paul Dunne (g), Peter Lemer (key), Dave Ball (b), Jon Hiseman (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Le Grand Voyage - 6:32(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
b. L'extreme Jonction - 10:33(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
c. Les Barricades Mystérieuses - 5:24(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
d. Entres les Trous de la Memoire - 8:02(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
e. Nightwatch - 7:09(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
f. Song with No Name - 9:29(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
g. Voices Behind Locked Doors - 8:44(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
h. City Lights - 8:24(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
i. Horizons New - 6:03(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
j. Country Dance - 7:06(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
k. Out to Lunch - 5:01(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
l. Die Wiederkehr - 8:01(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
m. Sunset - 5:08(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
n. Blues for Adolphe Sax - 12:05(Barbara Thompson) / arr: Barbara Thompson
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. Paraphernalia is Thompson, Lemer, Dunne, Ball and Hiseman.


Date: September 4, 1987
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 50

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Alojz Krajncan (eu), Herb Geller, Knut Riisnaes (sax), Lee Konitz (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Walter Norris (p), Bruno Castellucci (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Confirmation - 7:06(Charlie Parker) / arr: Rob McConnell
b. Wanton Boy - 4:13(Joze Privsek) / arr: Joze Privsek
c. You and Me - 6:22(Franz Georg Pressler)
d. All or Nothing at All - 4:29(Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
e. You Know I Care - 5:50(Duke Pearson)
f. It's All Right with Me - 4:53(Cole Porter) / arr: Tony Baker
g. Invitation - 7:52(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
h. Night Never Comes - 8:20(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
i. Tribute - 5:13(Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
j. All the Way - 5:35(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Bill Holman
k. It Never Entered My Mind - 5:57(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
l. Body and Soul - 10:24(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
m. My Romance - 6:41(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Tony Baker
n. Ow! - 7:03(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The big band is out on tracks c, g, k and l. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: September 21, 1987
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: Swing im Schulfunkkonzert

NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (sax), Stephan von Dobrzynski (sax, cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Horst Mühlbradt (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Bruno Castellucci (d), Jiggs Whigham (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Cherokee - 1:23(Ray Noble) / arr: Barry Ross
b. Sugar Foot Stomp - 1:34(Louis Armstrong, Joseph "King" Oliver, Walter Melrose) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
c. Smoke House - 2:45(Benny Goodman, Fred Norman) / arr: Ove Lind
d. Take the "A" Train - 2:42(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
e. Ko - Ko - 1:59(Duke Ellington) / arr: Karel Krautgartner
f. Sing, Sing, Sing - 5:34(Louis Prima) / arr: Arnold Schön
g. Don't Be That Way - 3:59(Edgar Sampson, Mitchell Parish, Benny Goodman) / arr: Stephan von Dobrzynski
h. Avalon - 9:18(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
i. Jumpin' at the Woodside - 2:28(Count Basie) / arr: Heinz Schultze
j. Flying Home - 4:59(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
k. Midnight Sun - 4:10(Lionel Hampton, Johnny Burke, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Heinz Schultze
l. Vibes Boogie - 2:42(Lionel Hampton) / arr: Heinz Schultze
m. Moonlight Serenade - 2:35(Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Heinz von Hermann
n. Skyliner - 3:20(Charlie Barnet)
o. Every Day I Have the Blues - 4:52(Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks, Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman, John Len Chatman), William York) / arr: Joze Privsek
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. The big band is out on track h. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: October 26, 1987
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Bebop im Schulfunkkonzert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Herb Geller (sax), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Joachim Kerwin (vc), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Heinz Schultze (g), Michael Naura, Fritz Pauer (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Aage Tanggaard (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Shawnuff (Shaw 'Nuff) - 5:16(Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker) / arr: Fritz Pauer
b. A Night in Tunisia - 5:25(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
c. Now's the Time - 3:46(Charlie Parker)
d. How High the Moon - 3:40(William Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) / arr: Heinz Schultze
e. Ornithology - 3:03(Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. Little Rootie Tootie - 6:52(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Herb Geller
g. Manteca - 2:55(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Ow! - 5:13(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
i. The Champ - 6:44(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Frank St. Peter
j. Crosscurrent - 2:50(Lennie Tristano)
k. Venus De Milo - 3:36(Gerry Mulligan) / arr: Herb Geller
l. Angel Eyes - 15:03(Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
m. Bluesology(Milt Jackson)
n. The Man With the Golden Arm - 2:41(Elmer Bernstein) / arr: Herb Geller
o. A Nice Day - 2:09(Buddy Collette) / arr: Herb Geller
All titles unissued.

l, m performed as medley.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. The big band is out on tracks b, c, j, l and m. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 14, 1987
Location: Audimax, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Chet Baker with the NDR Studioband Live (Concert No. 52)

Chet Baker, Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Chet Baker, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Egon Christmann (btb), unknown (ww), Herb Geller (ss, as), Jochen Ment (as), Harald Ende, Stan Sulzmann (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), John Schröder (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. Straight, No Chaser - 21:32(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
unissued
b. Old Henry - 6:36(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
unissued
c. La Fiesta - 7:40(Chick Corea) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
unissued
d. All Blues - 7:02(Miles Davis) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
e. Mister B - 4:57(Hal Galper) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
f. In Your Own Sweet Way - 6:52(Dave Brubeck) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
g. All of You - 4:17(Cole Porter) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
h. It Don't Mean a Thing - 6:05(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
i. Storyboard - 4:39(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Francy Boland
unissued
j. Better Git It in Your Soul - 8:33(Charles Mingus) / arr: Frank St. Peter
unissued
k. How Deep Is the Ocean? - 4:34(Irving Berlin) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
Jazz Fest CD2200-2 — Look For the Silver Lining   (1997)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
l. Here's That Rainy Day - 5:34(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
Jazz Fest CD2200-2 — Look For the Silver Lining   (1997)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
m. Dolphin Dance - 7:09(Herbie Hancock) / arr: Karsten Gorzel
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
n. Look For the Silver Lining - 5:14(Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)
o. Django - 4:29(John Lewis) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) CD9021-2 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (1995)
JVC/Universal (Jpn.) CDGQCP 59034 — Chet Baker: The Legacy, Vol. 1   (2008)

Chet Baker (t) on d-g, k-o.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The timings shown do not include applause. Unidentified woodwinds including bass clarinet and flute (possibly Geller) are heard on various tracks. Baker also performed encores of "My Funny Valentine" without the band. Herb Geller solos on tracks a (not auditioned), e (as), i (not auditioned) and m (ss).


Date: January 8 & 9, 1988
Location: Braunschwieg, Germany (Jan. 8); Hildesheim, Germany (Jan. 9)
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concerts

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Phil Wilson (ldr), Phil Wilson (tb, con), Herb Geller (as), Danny Moss (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Horst Mühlbradt (p), Charly Antolini (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), The Right Idea (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Oh, Lady Be Good - 8:53(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Phil Wilson
b. Smooth Sailing - 9:37(Arnett Cobb, Sir Charles Thompson) / arr: Phil Wilson
c. Andrews Sisters Medley - 3:34 arr: Heinz Becker-Lehfeldt
d. Woodchopper's Ball - 6:12(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman) / arr: Phil Wilson
e. Apple Honey - 3:12(Woody Herman) / arr: Phil Wilson
f. It's Sand Man - 5:45(Ed Lewis, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Phil Wilson
g. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You - 5:10(Victor Young, Bing Crosby, Ned Washington) / arr: Phil Wilson
h. Swing Medley - 4:25 arr: Heinz Becker-Lehfeldt
i. Flying Home - 6:21(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles unissued.

Two identical concerts on consecutive days. Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. These performances have not been auditioned. The Right Idea is a vocal group whose members are not identified.


Date: January 25, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Hard Bop im Schulfunkkonzert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Engstfeld (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Walter Norris (p), Barbara Dennerlein (or), Lucas Lindholm (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Serenade to a Soul Sister - 5:14(Horace Silver) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
b. This Here (Dis Here, Dis Hyunh) - 6:50(Bobby Timmons)
c. The Preacher - 3:18(Horace Silver) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
d. Sister Sadie - 4:24(Horace Silver) / arr: Claes Rosendahl
e. Moanin' - 4:55(Bobby Timmons) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
f. Blues March - 4:33(Benny Golson) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
g. Work Song - 5:14(Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
h. Straight, No Chaser - 5:22(Thelonious Monk)
i. Walk on the Wild Side - 6:36(Elmer Bernstein, Mack David) / arr: Herb Geller
j. Opus De Funk - 6:11(Horace Silver)
k. Cookin' at the Continental - 4:46(Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Rob Pronk
l. Juicy Lucy - 5:15(Horace Silver) / arr: Rob Pronk
m. I Remember Clifford - 5:03(Benny Golson)
n. Jubilation - 3:03(Junior Mance) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
o. Daahoud - 5:24(Clifford Brown)
p. So What - 4:34(Miles Davis) / arr: Joze Privsek
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. The big band is out on tracks b, g, h, j and m. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: January 27-29, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband featuring Barbara Dennerlein

Barbara Dennerlein, NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Barbara Dennerlein (or), Alex Riel (d), Jiggs Whigham (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Asinus Phi(Barbara Dennerlein)
unissued
b. Jordu (Jor Du, Cet Air La, Mellow Mood, Minor Encamp, Minor Escamp)(Duke Jordan) / arr: Dieter Reith
unissued
c. Georgia on My Mind(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) / arr: Dieter Reith
unissued
d. Satin Doll(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Francy Boland
unissued
e. There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Francy Boland
unissued
f. This Old Fairy Tale - 4:47(Barbara Dennerlein) / arr: Phil Wilson
ACT (Ger.) CD9259-2 — Bravissimo II: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1998)
g. Walk on the Wild Side(Elmer Bernstein, Mack David) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued

Archival records of the NDR do not reveal the complete band personnel. Dennerlein is the only soloist on the issued track. The other tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: February 15, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: Free Jazz im Schulfunkkonzert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Manfred Schoof (t), Herb Geller (sax), Alan Skidmore (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Glawischnig (p, con), Rainer Schnelle (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), John Marshall (d), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Horizons - 10:37(Manfred Schoof) / arr: Manfred Schoof
b. Congeniality - 4:58(Ornette Coleman)
c. Lines - 8:17(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
d. Freedom Now - 2:52
e. Clusterity - 10:48(Heiner Stadler) / arr: Heiner Stadler
f. Impressions - 5:28(John Coltrane)
g. A-Plus - 4:23(Dieter Glawischnig) / arr: Dieter Glawischnig
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Tracks b, d and f were performed with small ensembles. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: February 15, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: Fusion Music im Schulfunkkonzert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Manfred Schoof (t), Herb Geller (sax), Alan Skidmore (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Matthias Pogoda (g), Rainer Schnelle (p), John Marshall (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Funk You Very Much - 5:49(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Heinz Czadek
b. Spiral Dance - 6:04(Keith Jarrett) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
c. Red Baron - 4:51(Billy Cobham) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
d. Birdland - 4:07(Josef Zawinul) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
e. Butterfly - 4:10(Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
f. La Fiesta - 6:06(Chick Corea) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: March 7-11, 1988
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband featuring Ruth Jacott

Ruth Jacott, NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Jiggs Whigham (con), Ruth Jacott (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. D.E.S.-Suas - 4:12(Heribert Leuchter) / arr: Heribert Leuchter
b. Between the Seasons - 4:11(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Bora Rokovic
c. Sticky Wicket - 4:25(Al Jarreau, Jay Graydon, Greg Phillinganes) / arr: Rik Elings
d. You Bring Me Joy - 4:12(David Lasley) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
e. What a Fool Believes - 4:36(Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. Other titles may have been recorded. The personnel of the big band are not identified. Herb Geller solos on track c. These tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: March 21-25, 1988
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband featuring Jimmy Owens

NDR Studioband, Jimmy Owens (ldr), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Walter Norris (p), Aage Tanggaard (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. Swiftly Fast - 6:12(Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
b. Pyramid Threads Black - 3:59(Hank Johnson)
c. Expression of a Feeling - 8:33(Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
d. Nothing to Fear - 7:14(Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
e. Pleasure Be with You - 4:34(Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
All titles unissued.

Jimmy Owens (fh) on c, e.

Neither the other tracks recorded nor the complete personnel of the orchestra are known. These tracks have been broadcast.

Soloists:
Track a - Owens (t), Geller, Norris, Schlüter, Tanggaard
Track b - Owens (t)
Track c - Owens (fh, t)
Track d - Owens (t), Geller
Track e - Owens (fh)


Date: April 28, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 1 (Großer Sendesaal), Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Chet Baker with the NDR Bigband: The Last Great Concert

Chet Baker, Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Chet Baker, Heinz Habermann, Bob Lanese, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Egon Christmann (btb), Andreas Boether, Herb Geller (as), Harald Ende, Emil Wurster (ts), Klaus Nagurski (bar), unknown (f), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), John Schröder (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Aage Tanggaard (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. All Blues - 5:30(Miles Davis) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1991)
Enja (Ger.) CD5097-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (1993)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6523 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (2014)
b. Well, You Needn't - 6:00(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1991)
Enja (Ger.) CD5097-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (1993)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6523 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (2014)
c. Django - 5:40(John Lewis) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1991)
Enja (Ger.) CD5097-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (1993)
ACT (Ger.) CD9232-2 — Bravissimo: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1996)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6523 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (2014)
d. Look For the Silver Lining - 5:24(Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Bernard Ebbinghouse
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1992)
Enja (Ger.) CD6020-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1993)
Jazz Fest CD2200-2 — Look For the Silver Lining   (1997)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6524 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (2014)
e. Sippin' at Bells - 4:42(Miles Davis) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1992)
Enja (Ger.) CD6020-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1993)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6524 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (2014)
All titles on: Enja (Ger.) CDENJ 6074-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Justin Time (Can.) CDJTR 8425/6-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79650 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1994)

This is Chet Baker in concert with the NDR Bigband. The following titles were also performed at the same concert with the NDR Radio Orchestra Hannover under the direction of Dieter Glawischnig: "My Funny Valentine," "Summertime," "I Fall In Love Too Easily," I Get Along Without You Very Well," "There's a Small Hotel" and "Tenderly." Herb Geller is not present on any of those.

Soloists:
Track a - Baker
Track b - Geller, Baker
Track c - Baker
Track d - Baker
Track e - Geller, Baker, Geller, Baker, Tanggaard

The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

For small group performances at this concert, see the following session. Baker performed "My Funny Valentine" as an encore accompanied only by Norris and Lindholm.

Chet Baker died two weeks after this concert.


Date: April 28, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 1 (Großer Sendesaal), Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Chet Baker Quintet and Sextet Live: The Last Great Concert

Chet Baker (ldr), Chet Baker (t, v), Herb Geller (as), John Schröder (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Aage Tanggaard (d)

a. Conception - 7:46(George Shearing)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDENJ 6074-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Justin Time (Can.) CDJTR 8425/6-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79624 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1992)
Enja (Ger.) CD6020-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (1993)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79650 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1994)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6524 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert, Vol. II - Straight From the Heart   (2014)
b. In Your Own Sweet Way - 9:04(Dave Brubeck)
Enja (Ger.) LP 12"R1 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1988)
Enja (Ger.) CDENJ 6074-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Justin Time (Can.) CDJTR 8425/6-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1990)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79600 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs   (1991)
Enja (Ger.) CD5097-2 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (1993)
Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79650 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 & 2   (1994)
Solid/Ultra-Vybe (Jpn.) CDCDSOL 6523 — Chet Baker: The Last Great Concert - My Favorite Songs   (2014)
c. That Old Devil Moon - 8:09(Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg)
unissued

Herb Geller (as) on a; Chet Baker (v) on c.

These tracks are part of the same concert/radio broadcast as the preceding session. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Baker performed "My Funny Valentine" as an encore accompanied only by Norris and Lindholm.

Soloists on issued tracks:
Track a - Geller, Baker, Schröder, Norris
Track b - Baker, Schröder, Norris, Lindholm

Chet Baker died two weeks after this concert.


Date: May 7, 1988
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Das Neue Werk Hamburg '88

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Kenny Wheeler (t), Anthony Braxton, Herb Geller (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Dieter Glawischnig (p, con), Lucas Lindholm (b), John Marshall (d), NDR Bigband (var)

a. More Be Than Bop - 14:49(Matthias Rüegg) / arr: Mathias Rüegg
b. Bea's Flat - 21:58(Russ Freeman) / arr: Heiner Stadler
c. Opus 112 - 12:34(Anthony Braxton) / arr: Anthony Braxton
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. It is likely but not absolutely certain that track b is the Russ Freeman composition.


Date: June 23-24, 1988
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Enja (Ger.)
A Jazz Song Book (quintet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (ss, as), John Schröder (g), Walter Norris (p), Mike Richmond (b), Adam Nussbaum (d)

a. Cosmopolitan Meetings (Title Wave) - 5:30(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
b. For Chet (Chet Baker/Chet and the Devil) - 6:15(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
c. For Joe (Joe Albany) - 5:04(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
d. The Law - 5:22(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
e. The Groove and I (Mr. Music) - 6:54(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
f. How About It (The Order) - 5:00(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
g. Little Big Sam - 5:14(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
h. L.A. Daze - 4:21(Herb Geller)
Enja (Ger.) CD6006-2 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)
i. Landscape - 4:34(Herb Geller)
All titles on: Enja (Ger.) CDR2 79655 — A Jazz Song Book   (1989)

Herb Geller (ss) on a, d, (as) on b-c, e-i; John Schröder (g) on a-b, d-e, g-i; Mike Richmond (b) on a-e, g-i; Adam Nussbaum (d) on a-e, g-i.

The issues give the recording date as December 1988 but NDR archives indicate June 23-24.

Soloists:
Track a - Nussbaum (intro), Norris, Geller (ss), Schröder
Track b - Geller (as), Schröder, Richmond, Norris
Track c - Norris (intro), Geller (as), Norris, Geller (as)
Track d - Geller (ss), Norris, Schröder
Track e - Geller (as), Schröder, Richmond, Norris, Geller (as)/Schröder (4-bar exchanges with Nussbaum)
Track f - Geller (as intro), Norris, Geller (as), Geller/Norris (duet - others out)
Track g - Geller (as), Schröder, Norris
Track h - Schröder, Geller (as)
Track i - Geller (as), Schröder


Date: June 29, 1988
Location: Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: George Gruntz - Cosmopolitan Greetings (Opera)

George Gruntz, NDR Bigband (ldr), Don Cherry (t), Howard Johnson (tu, bar), Herb Geller, Larry Schneider (sax), Strings of Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (str), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), George Gruntz (p, con), Mike Richmond (b), Adam Nussbaum (d), Markus Fohr, Rolf Liebermann (con), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Jumping the Gun on the Sun - 9:36(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
b. Happening Now - 11:52(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
c. Those Two - 18:26(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
d. 4. Zwischenmusik - 4:17(Rolf Liebermann) / arr: Rolf Liebermann
e. Bob Lyrics - 8:11(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
f. 7th Avenue Express - 12:09(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
g. Funny Death - 11:01(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
h. An Eastern Ballad and Song - 12:17(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
i. Prophecy - 18:54(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
j. Prozession - 4:24(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
k. Schlußmusik - 4:24(George Gruntz) / arr: George Gruntz
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: September 17, 1988
Location: Rathsgymnasium, Wolfsburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Inga Rumpf live with the NDR Bigband

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Inga Rumpf (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Werner Gutterer, Heinz Habermann, Manfred Moch (t), Ack van Rooyen (fh), Egon Christmann, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann) (tb), Herb Geller, Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Christof Lauer (ts), Werner Rönfeld (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), John Taylor (p, elp), Lucas Lindholm (b, eb), John Marshall (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Inga Rumpf (v)

a. Ballet - 16:11(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
b. Pride Aside - 8:00(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
c. Four or Less - 7:05(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
d. Kosasa - 7:59(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
e. J & W - 7:01(Wolfgang Schlüter, John Taylor)
unissued
f. Almost Ev'ry Day - 4:40(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
g. Tapestry - 8:26(Mike Gibbs) / arr: Mike Gibbs
unissued
h. Funk You Very Much - 6:26(Volker Kriegel) / arr: Heinz Czadek
unissued
i. Friends - 4:34(Inga Rumpf) / arr: Joki Freund
unissued
j. Hot Summer Night - 3:16(Inga Rumpf) / arr: Ron Simmonds
unissued
k. All For Love - 4:49(Inga Rumpf) / arr: Ron Simmonds
unissued
l. Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves - 4:33(Annie Lennox, David Allan Stewart) / arr: Rainer Schnelle
unissued
m. It's a Man's World - 5:28(James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) / arr: Rainer Schnelle
unissued
n. The Blues Don't Get Tired of Me - 3:32(William T. Davidson) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Extra (Ger.) CD800 860 — It's a Man's World   (1993)
Edel (Ger.) Digital Download — Radio Love   (2012)
o. Jumpin' Jack Flash - 4:40(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Extra (Ger.) CD800 860 — It's a Man's World   (1993)
Edel (Ger.) Digital Download — Radio Love   (2012)

Inga Rumpf (v) on i-o.

Some information comes from the NDR archives. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause (issued track n - 3:49; track o - 4:49). It appears that tracks a-h comprised an instrumental first set of the concert and tracks i-o the second set featuring vocalist Inga Rumpf. More trombonists may be present. Only tracks n and o have been auditioned and Herb Geller does not solo on either. A tenor saxophone soloist is heard on both tracks. Track e is a John Taylor/Wolfgang Schlüter duet.


Date: October 18 & 19, 1988
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: MusicMasters
The Benny Carter All-Star Sax Ensemble (octet): Over the Rainbow

Benny Carter (ldr), Benny Carter, Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess (ts), Joe Temperley (bar), Richard Wyands (p), Milt Hinton (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. Over the Rainbow - 8:20(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Benny Carter
MusicMasters CD5022-2-C — MusicMasters Jazz Sampler   (1989)
b. Out of Nowhere - 5:39(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) / arr: Benny Carter
c. Straight Talk - 9:24(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
d. The Gal from Atlanta - 7:39(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
e. Theme from "The Pawnbroker" - 5:18(Quincy Jones, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Benny Carter
f. Easy Money - 11:10(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
g. Ain't Misbehavin' - 9:04(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks) / arr: Benny Carter
h. Blues for Lucky Lovers - 5:38(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on: MusicMasters CDCIJD 60196Y — Over the Rainbow   (1989)
Limelight CD820 810-2 — Over the Rainbow   (1989)
Nimbus CDNI 2737/40 — Benny Carter: 4 Albums From the MusicMasters Catalogue   (2011)

Saxophone solo order:
Track a - Heath, Geller, Temperley, Wess, Carter
Track b - Carter, Wess, Geller, Heath, Temperley
Track c - Wess, Carter, Heath, Temperley, Geller
Track d - Wess, Carter, Temperley, Geller
Track e - Wyands feature
Track f - Carter, Geller, Wess, Temperley, Heath, Carter
Track g - Temperley, Heath, Geller, Wess, Carter
Track h - Temperley, Geller, Heath, Carter, Wess


Date: October 29, 1988
Location: Kieler Schloß, Kiel, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Jiggs Whigham - George Gershwin Concert (DRK Ball)

NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Rolf Ericson (t), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Herb Geller, Stephan von Dobrzynski (sax), Stephan Diez (g), Debra Trattner (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Klaus Weiss (d), Elaine Delmar (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Strike up the Band - 1:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Arnold Schön
b. Our Love Is Here to Stay - 3:14(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
c. Someone to Watch over Me - 3:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
d. They Can't Take That Away from Me - 2:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
e. Rhapsody in Blue - 8:50(George Gershwin) / arr: Hardy Schneiders
f. Oh, Lady Be Good - 3:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. Porgy and Bess Medley - 5:23(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Arnold Schön
h. Who Cares? - 2:58(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i. I Loves You Porgy - 4:36(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Allan Ganley
j. A Foggy Day - 3:54(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
k. 'S Wonderful - 2:53(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Paul Kuhn
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Tracks f and h are performed with a small group. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: December 3, 1988
Location: Oslo, Norway
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: German-Norwegian Society Concert

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Herb Geller (sax), Christof Lauer (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Harry Grube (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Klaus Weiss (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. 'S Wonderful - 2:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Paul Kuhn
b. Porgy and Bess Medley - 5:35(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Arnold Schön
c. Oh, Lady Be Good - 5:36(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. Embraceable You - 4:29(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Herb Geller
e. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - 2:24(Irving Berlin) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Jumpin' at the Woodside - 3:07(Count Basie) / arr: Heinz Schultze
g. In the Mood - 3:15(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland) / arr: Janez Gregorc
h. Flying Home - 5:27(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
i. Vibes Boogie - 2:58(Lionel Hampton) / arr: Heinz Schultze
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Track c is performed with a small group. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: December 8, 1988
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Inga Rumpf with the NDR Bigband directed by Jiggs Whigham

NDR Bigband, Inga Rumpf, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Johannes Faber, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Joe Gallardo, Lucas Schmid (tb), Egon Christmann (btb), Howard Johnson (tu, bar), Herb Geller, Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Roman Schwaller (ts), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Nils Gessinger (p, elp), Lucas Lindholm (b, eb), Werner Schmitt (d), Jiggs Whigham (con), Inga Rumpf (v)

a. Friends - 5:01(Inga Rumpf) / arr: Joki Freund
b. Hot Summer Night - 2:51(Inga Rumpf) / arr: Ron Simmonds
Both titles on: Extra (Ger.) CD800 860 — It's a Man's World   (1993)
Edel (Ger.) Digital Download — Radio Love   (2012)

Herb Geller does not solo on either track. Both tracks feature guitarist Diez along with Rumpf. On track a, either other vocalists are present or Rumpf recorded overdubs.


Date: January 14, 1989
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Hot Jazz Festival 1989

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Ingolf Burkhardt, Rolf Ericson (t), Wolfgang Ahlers (tb), Herb Geller, Christof Lauer (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Fritz Pauer (p), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Etta Cameron (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Take the "A" Train - 3:05(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Herb Geller
b. Honeysuckle Rose - 6:40(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Apple Honey - 4:19(Woody Herman) / arr: Phil Wilson
d. Woodchopper's Ball - 4:15(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman) / arr: Phil Wilson
e. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart - 4:23(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond) / arr: Duško Gojkovic
f. I'll Come Back for More - 4:42(Ora May Diamond, Belford Hendricks, Bee Walker) / arr: Allan Ganley
g. All of You - 4:28(Cole Porter) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
h. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 5:39(Cole Porter) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
i. A Foggy Day - 2:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Herb Geller
j. A Foggy Day - 2:30(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Herb Geller
k. Flying Home - 4:43(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. The second version of "A Foggy Day" (track j) is an Etta Cameron encore.


Date: April 14, 1989
Location: Raschplatzpavillon, Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Studioband Concert No. 67: Nordring Produktion

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Studioband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Rolf Ericson (t), Frode Thingnaes (tb), Herb Geller (sax), Tone Jansa (sax, f), Seppo Paakkunainen (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Abdullah Ibrahim [Dollar Brand], Jasper van't Hof (p), Lucas Lindholm, Aladár Pege (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Studioband (var)

a. Pineau - 13:32(Jasper van't Hof) / arr: Jerry van Rooyen
b. New Bop - 6:32(Jasper van't Hof) / arr: Rob Pronk
c. Whispering Wind - 8:17(Seppo Paakkunainen) / arr: Seppo Paakkunainen
d. Space Shuffle - 8:25(Seppo Paakkunainen) / arr: Seppo Paakkunainen
e. One Way Out - 7:42(Alex Riel)
f. Ballad for Atom - 6:21(Frode Thingnaes) / arr: Frode Thingnaes
g. Samba Loco - 4:55(Frode Thingnaes) / arr: Frode Thingnaes
h. Pattern - 6:36(Tone Jansa) / arr: Tone Jansa
i. Mea Parvite - 4:49(Tone Jansa) / arr: Tone Jansa
j. Studio Suite - 15:33(Aladár Pege) / arr: Aladár Pege
k. African Market - 10:08(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
l. Thaba Bosigo - 4:21(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
m. Mindif - 6:26(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
n. Star Dance - 4:59(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
o. Black and Brown Cherries - 8:00(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
p. Our Loving Family - 8:59(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
q. Thaba Bosigo - 4:20(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
r. Our Loving Family - 4:15(Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)) / arr: Fritz Pauer
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. This concert has not been auditioned. Track e is a Riel drum solo.


Date: May 22-26, 1989
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Capri
Pal Joey Suite (big band)

Phil Wilson (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Phil Wilson (tb, con), Egon Christmann (btb), Herb Geller, Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Danny Moss (ts), Thomas Gramatzki (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, x), Stephan Diez (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d)

a. It's Sand Man - 4:39(Ed Lewis, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Phil Wilson
b. Smooth Sailing - 7:17(Arnett Cobb, Sir Charles Thompson) / arr: Phil Wilson
c. A Night in Tunisia - 6:44(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Phil Wilson
d. Blueberries - 5:52(Phil Wilson) / arr: Phil Wilson
All titles on: Capri CD74051-2 — Pal Joey Suite   (2000)

Wolfgang Schlüter (vib) on a-b, d, (x) on c.

This is Phil Wilson leading the NDR Bigband. The personnel are unconfirmed but probably resemble that of the following session entry recorded over the same time period. The specific recording date and breakdown of personnel for each track are not provided. The CD release only provides collective personnel. Other trumpet players present on the sessions that took place during this week could be Larry Elam, Ulli Beckerhoff and Ingolf Burkhardt. Other trombone players present could be Gunther Fuhlisch or Michael Danner. Other saxophone players present could be Andreas Boether, Christof Lauer, Fiete Felsch, Stephan von Dobrzynski and Joe Ridder. The guitarist could be Matthias Pogoda.

Herb Geller solos on track a.


Date: May 23-27, 1989
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Capri
The Wizard of Oz Suite (big band)

Phil Wilson (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Heinz Habermann, Paul Kubatsch, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Phil Wilson (tb, con), Egon Christmann (btb), Herb Geller (ss, as, f), Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Danny Moss (ts), Thomas Gramatzki (bar, cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib, x), Stephan Diez (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b, eb), Ronnie Stephenson (d)

a. Munchkinland - 4:37(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
b. If I Were King of the Forest - 3:32(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
c. If I Only Had a Brain - 5:59(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
d. We're off to See the Wizard - 6:26(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
e. Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead - 3:53(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
f. The Merry Old Land of Oz - 4:08(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
g. Over the Rainbow - 3:58(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Wilson
h. Perdido - 5:23(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) / arr: Phil Wilson
i. St. James Infirmary - 4:45(Joe Primrose) / arr: Phil Wilson
j. Oh, Lady Be Good - 7:08(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Phil Wilson
k. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You - 4:38(Victor Young, Bing Crosby, Ned Washington) / arr: Phil Wilson
l. Woodchopper's Ball - 3:56(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman) / arr: Phil Wilson
m. I Like the Sunrise - 4:50(Duke Ellington) / arr: Phil Wilson
All titles on: Capri CD74040-2 — The Wizard of Oz Suite   (1993)

Wolfgang Schlüter (vib) on c, h, j-k, (x) on a, d-f; Lucas Lindholm (b) on a, c-m, (eb) on b.

This is the NDR Bigband led by Phil Wilson. Herb Geller solos on tracks d (ss), e (as) and j (ss, as).


Date: June 3, 1989
Location: Künstlerstätte Schloß Bleckede, Bleckede, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 69: Musikalischer Frühling im Schloß Bleckede

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Michael Philip Mossman (t), Christof Lauer, Daniel Schnyder (sax), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Vladyslav Sendecki (p), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Better Git It in Your Soul - 1:21(Charles Mingus)
unissued
b. Berimbau - 5:03(Baden Powell, Vinicius DeMoraes)
unissued
c. Last Night When We Were Young - 4:49(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
unissued
d. Northern Light - 5:18(Traditional) / arr: Pete Jacques
unissued
e. Lost in a Dream - 5:46(Stephan Diez)
unissued
f. After You've Gone - 4:09(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Bill Holman
ACT (Ger.) CD9259-2 — Bravissimo II: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1998)
g. I Want to Be "Rich" - 5:37(Horst Mühlbradt)
unissued
h. A Night in Tunisia - 11:25(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
unissued
i. Granulat II - 11:02(Daniel Schnyder) / arr: Daniel Schnyder
unissued
j. Interlude und Syria - 15:03(Daniel Schnyder) / arr: Daniel Schnyder
unissued
k. Memoire - 3:33(Daniel Schnyder)
unissued
l. Granulat I - 14:10(Daniel Schnyder) / arr: Daniel Schnyder
unissued
m. Hallo Hubert - 6:00(Daniel Schnyder) / arr: Daniel Schnyder
unissued

NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos on track h. He also solos on the issued track f along with vibraphonist Schlüter. Track k is a duo. The unissued titles have not been auditioned.


Date: November 4, 1989
Location: Kieler Schloß, Kiel, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Jiggs Whigham

NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Chuck Findley (t), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Herb Geller, Stephan von Dobrzynski (sax), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Horst Mühlbradt (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Fritz Ozmec (d), Etta Cameron, Michael Finthammer, Christian von Richtofen (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Look For the Silver Lining - 2:59(Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
b. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 2:31(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Arnold Schön
c. Sugar Blues - 2:52(Clarence Williams, Lucy Fletcher) / arr: Arnold Schön
d. The Girl from Ipanema - 3:47(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Thomas Moeckel
e. Manha de Carnaval (Orfeu Negro, Black Orpheus Theme, A Day in the Life of a Fool) - 2:58(Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Carl Sigman) / arr: Thomas Moeckel
f. Trust Him - 2:58(Etta Cameron) / arr: Anders Müller
g. Come Sunday - 4:37(Duke Ellington) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Ain't Nobody Nowhere Without God - 3:21(Duke Ellington) / arr: Anders Müller
i. Stompin' at the Savoy - 4:31(Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Track i is performed with a small group. This concert has not been auditioned. Track e is called “A Day in the Life of a Fool.”


Date: November 17, 1989
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert No. 71: I Remember Chet

Georgie Fame, Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Duško Gojkovic (t), Christof Lauer (sax), Herb Geller (as), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Aage Tanggaard (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Georgie Fame (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. It Don't Mean a Thing - 6:27(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
unissued
b. Broadway - 3:51(Bill Bird, Henri Woode, Teddy McRae) / arr: Phil Wilson
unissued
c. Oleo - 4:13(Sonny Rollins) / arr: Karsten Gorzel
unissued
d. A Night in Tunisia - 9:50(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
unissued
e. What Is This Thing Called Love? - 3:42(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
f. Nica's Dream - 5:14(Horace Silver) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
unissued
g. Seven Steps to Heaven - 4:07(Miles Davis, Victor Feldman) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
unissued
h. You're Driving Me Crazy - 3:44(Walter Donaldson) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
i. The More I See You - 4:00(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: John Warren
unissued
j. But Not for Me - 3:36(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: John Warren
unissued
k. Dancing on the Ceiling - 3:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: John Warren
unissued
l. Do It the Hard Way - 3:34(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: John Warren
unissued
m. It Could Happen to You - 4:05(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: John Warren
unissued
n. Go Go - 5:59(Richard Carpenter, Gladys Bruce, Georgie Fame [Clive Powell]) / arr: John Warren
ACT (Ger.) CD9259-2 — Bravissimo II: 50 Years NDR Bigband   (1998)

This is the NDR Bigband featuring vocalist Georgie Fame (Clive Powell). NDR archival records do not reveal the complete personnel of the band but indicate that Herb Geller solos on tracks a, e, h and m. (The unissued tracks have not been auditioned.) He also solos on the issued track n along with Gojkovich, Norris, Lindholm and Tanggaard. This concert also featured a solo version of "Darn That Dream" by Norris, "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "Lament For Chet" by the duo of Fame and Norris and "Just Friends" performed by Fame, Norris and Gojkovic.


Date: November 24, 1989
Location: Hannover, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Jiggs Whigham, Jan Harrington, Bill Ramsey

NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Lennart Axelsson (t), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Tobias Schmidt-Relenberg (sax), Herb Geller (as), Jan Harrington, Bill Ramsey (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Oh Babe - 3:13(Louis Prima, Milton Kabak) / arr: Victor Burghardt
b. Singin' in the Rain - 3:10(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
c. I Can't Give You Anything but Love - 3:54(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
d. My Baby Just Cares for Me - 2:32(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
e. 'S Wonderful - 2:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Herb Geller
f. Route 66 (Get Your Kicks on Route 66) - 3:15(Bobby Troup)
g. Lulu's Back In Town - 2:40(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Herb Geller
h. Georgia on My Mind - 3:54(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
i. Oh, Lady Be Good - 2:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Arnold Schön
j. That Old Black Magic - 3:03(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
k. Souvenirs, Souvenirs - 1:59(Cy Coben)
l. Zuckerpuppe aus der Bauchtanztruppe - 2:29(Heinz Gietz)
m. Pigalle, Pigalle - 2:27(Heinz Gietz)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Track c is performed with a small group. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: April 18, 1990
Location: Bass Clef Club, London, UK
Label: [private recording]
Herb Geller Quartet Live in London

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Nick Weldon (p), Peter Ind (b), Quinny Lawrence (d)

a. How About It (The Order) - 7:25(Herb Geller)
b. Come Rain or Come Shine - 11:07(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. L.A. Daze - 6:40(Herb Geller)
d. Summer Serenade - 10:20(Benny Carter)
e. Triste - 10:46(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
f. You and the Night and the Music - 9:00(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
g. inc Birdland Stomp - 8:00(Herb Geller)
h. Conception - 6:11(George Shearing)
All titles unissued.

Information on this live session comes from Sergio Portaleoni. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Track g ends prematurely during the last chorus. The Bass Clef Club, located in the Hoxton Square section of London, was owned by bassist Peter Ind.


Date: April 19, 1990
Location: Bass Clef Club, London, UK
Label: [private recording]
Herb Geller Quartet Live in London

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Nick Weldon (p), Peter Ind (b), Quinny Lawrence (d)

a. If I Were a Bell - 8:30(Frank Loesser)
b. inc Sophisticated Lady - 6:35(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
c. L.A. Daze - 6:32(Herb Geller)
All titles unissued.

Information on this live session comes from Sergio Portaleoni. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Track b is missing a bit of the final chord. The Bass Clef Club, located in the Hoxton Square section of London, was owned by bassist Peter Ind.


Date: April 21, 1990
Location: The Bull's Head, Barnes Village, London, UK
Label: [private recording]
Herb Geller and Spike Robinson Live in London

Herb Geller, Spike Robinson (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Spike Robinson (ts), John Pearce (p), Spike Heatley (b), Allan Ganley (d)

a. Manha de Carnaval (Orfeu Negro, Black Orpheus Theme, A Day in the Life of a Fool) - 9:22(Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Carl Sigman)
b. Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie) - 11:46(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. What Am I Here For? - 9:21(Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine)
d. But Not for Me - 8:06(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e. That Old Feeling - 8:58(Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
f. Groovin' High - 8:31(Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles unissued.

The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Robinson, Pearce, Heatley
Track b - Robinson, Geller, Pearce, Heatley, Robinson/Geller (4-bar exchanges)
Track c - Heatley (walking intro), Pearce, Geller, Robinson, Heatley, Robinson/Geller (4-bar exchanges with Ganley)
Track d - Pearce (intro), Robinson, Geller, Pearce, Heatley, Robinson/Geller (8-bar exchanges with Ganley)
Track e - Pearce (intro), Robinson, Pearce, Geller, Heatley, Robinson/Geller
Track f - Pearce (intro), Geller, Robinson, Pearce, Heatley, Robinson/Geller (without rhythm section)


Date: April 23-27, 1990
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Joe Pass with the NDR Bigband directed by Jiggs Whigham

NDR Bigband, Joe Pass, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Larry Elam, Heinz Habermann, Manfred Moch, Rolf Poschka (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Hermann Plato, Arnold Schön (tb), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Egon Christmann (btb), Wolfgang Bleibel, Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Tobias Schmidt-Relenberg, Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts), Thomas Zoller (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Joe Pass (g), Walter Norris (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d)

a. Fragments of Blues - 4:16(Joe Pass) / arr: Phil Wilson
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
b. Waltz for Django - 4:36(Joe Pass) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
c. More Than You Know - 4:58(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
d. The Song Is You - 5:23(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Phil Wilson
unissued
e. Fred - 3:42(Neal Hefti) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
f. Polka Dots and Moonbeams - 3:57(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Bernard Ebbinghouse
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
g. Lullaby of the Leaves - 4:52(Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) / arr: Örjan Fahlström
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
h. That's Earl Brother - 3:24(Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
i. Love for Sale - 5:07(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)
j. Soft Winds - 5:39(Fletcher Henderson) / arr: Esko Linnavalli
ACT (Ger.) CD9100-2 — Joe Pass In Hamburg   (1997)

Jiggs Whigham (tb) on g.

The specific recording date and breakdown of personnel for each track are not provided. Herb Geller does not perform with the band but is the arranger of tracks e, h and i. Besides Joe Pass, soloists include:
Track g - Whigham
Track i - Norris
Track j - Norris, Schlüter


Date: May 14-18, 1990
Location: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Capri
Pal Joey Suite (big band)

Phil Wilson (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Ulli Beckerhoff, Larry Elam, Duško Gojkovic (t), Egon Christmann, Michael Danner, Günther Fuhlisch, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann) (tb), Phil Wilson (tb, con), Andreas Boether, Fiete Felsch, Christof Lauer, Joe Ridder (sax), Herb Geller (ss, as), Stephan von Dobrzynski (ts), Stephan Diez, Matthias Pogoda (g), Horst Mühlbradt (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d)

a. Pal Joey Overture - 2:22(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
b. I Could Write a Book - 6:03(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
c. You Mustn't Kick It Around - 2:34(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
d. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 3:38(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
e. That Terrific Rainbow - 5:46(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
f. In Our Little Den of Iniquity - 3:39(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
g. Take Him - 4:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
h. Do It the Hard Way - 4:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Phil Wilson
All titles on: Capri CD74051-2 — Pal Joey Suite   (2000)

This is Phil Wilson leading the NDR Bigband. The personnel are unconfirmed. The specific recording date and breakdown of personnel for each track are not provided. Other possible participants in the sessions during this week could be Ingolf Burkardt, Manfred Moch, Paul Kubatsch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Hermann Plato (tb), Emil Wurster, Harald Ende, Thomas Gramatski (sax).

Herb Geller solos (ss) on track e.


Date: May 21-23, 1990
Location: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Wolfgang Schlüter featured with the NDR Bigband

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Wolfgang Schlüter (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Larry Elam, Bernd Hufnagel, Manfred Moch (t), Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Grossmann (Großmann), Hermann Plato (tb), Egon Christmann (btb), Herb Geller, Emil Wurster (as), Harald Ende, Wolfgang Engstfeld (ts), Heike Zechner (bar), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), John Schröder (g), Rainer Schnelle (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con)

a. A Night in Tunisia - 8:54(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Horst Mühlbradt
Extra (Ger.) CD11522 — Wolfgang Schlüter With The NDR Bigband: Good Vibrations   (1995)
b. What Is This Thing Called Love? - 3:16(Cole Porter) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued

Neither track has been auditioned. It is not known what other tracks may have been recorded at these sessions.


Date: May 24-25, 1990
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Label: Fresh Sound (Sp.)
Birdland Stomp (quartet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Mark Taylor (d)

a. Birdland Stomp - 5:51(Herb Geller)
b. Come Rain or Come Shine - 8:56(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. Cheryl - 8:08(Charlie Parker)
d. Autumn Nocturne - 3:00(Josef Myrow, Kim Gannon)
e. Jump for Joy - 4:51(Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster, Sid Kuller)
f. Sophisticated Lady - 7:03(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
g. U.M.M.G (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) - 4:35(Billy Strayhorn)
h. Prelude to a Kiss - 1:40(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon)
i. Blood Count - 2:12(Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on: Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 174 — Birdland Stomp   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 5046 — Birdland Stomp   (1991)

e, f, g, h, i performed as medley.

Kenny Drew (p) on a-c, e-i; Mark Taylor (d) on a-c, e-i.

Tracks e-i comprise an "Ellington & Strayhorn Medley." The timing of track e is listed incorrectly on Fresh Sound 174. Track d is an alto saxophone/bass duet.


Date: June 27, 1990
Location: BBC Studios, London, UK
Label: [radio broadcast]
Herb Geller with the Colin Purbrook Trio

Herb Geller, Colin Purbrook (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Colin Purbrook (p), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d)

a. Triste - 6:09(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
b. Embraceable You - 6:41(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. U.M.M.G (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) - 4:39(Billy Strayhorn)
d. inc Landscape - 3:46(Herb Geller)
All titles unissued.

The radio program is "Jazz Parade." Track d fades out as the piano solo begins.


Date: September 29, 1990
Location: Deutsches Haus, Flensburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
Stan Tracey with the NDR Bigband live

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband, Stan Tracey (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Johannes Faber, Torsten Maass, Manfred Moch (t), Joe Gallardo (tb), Alan Skidmore (ss, ts), Herb Geller (as), Heinz von Hermann (bar), Stan Tracey (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Clark Tracey (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Festival Junction - 6:09(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
b. Just Squeeze Me - 4:22(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
c. Blue Feeling - 13:28(Duke Ellington)
d. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond)
e. Cotton Tail - 5:34(Duke Ellington)
f. Mood Indigo - 6:48(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
g. Stomp, Look and Listen - 4:54(Duke Ellington)
h. Genesis Suite: The Beginning - 6:21(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
i. Genesis Suite: The Light - 6:02(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
j. Genesis Suite: The Sun, the Moon and Stars - 5:42(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
k. Genesis Suite: Feather, Fin and Limb - 7:59(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
l. Genesis Suite: The Sixth Day - 9:44(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
m. Genesis Suite: The Gathering - 6:40(Stan Tracey) / arr: Stan Tracey
n. Triple Celebration - 7:51(Stan Tracey)
All titles unissued.

c, d performed as medley.

All members of the orchestra are not identified. Track n is performed by a sextet (Faber, Geller, Skidmore (ts), S. Tracey, Lindholm, C. Tracey). This concert has not been auditioned. The information comes from the NDR archives (Bärbel Kolodzik).

Soloists:
Track a - S. Tracey, Skidmore (ss), Faber, Axelsson, Maass
Track b - Skidmore (ts)
Tracks c-d (medley) - Lindholm, Von Hermann, Faber, S. Tracey, Geller
Track e - S. Tracey, C. Tracey, Skidmore (ts), Lindholm
Track f - Skidmore (ss)
Track g - Faber, Gallardo, C. Tracey
Track h - Gallardo, Skidmore (ss, ts), S. Tracey, Von Hermann
Track i - Geller, Skidmore (ts), Faber, S. Tracey, Moch
Track j - Skidmore (ts), Geller, Faber
Track k - Moch, Von Hermann, Gallardo, S. Tracey
Track l - Skidmore (ss), Geller, C. Tracey, Faber
Track m - Faber, Geller, S. Tracey


Date: October 12, 1990
Location: NDR Studio 10 (Renamed Rolf Liebermann Studio in 2000), Hamburg, Germany
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband Concert: Karin Krog and John Surman

Dieter Glawischnig, NDR Bigband (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Johannes Faber (t), Joe Gallardo (tb), Herb Geller, Roman Schwaller (sax), John Surman (sax, cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Vladyslav Sendecki (p), Lucas Lindholm (b), Alex Riel (d), Dieter Glawischnig (con), Karin Krog (v), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Straight, No Chaser - 17:03(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Hans Hammerschmid
b. Joy Spring - 4:23(Clifford Brown) / arr: Herb Geller
c. Song for Nadine - 7:55(Roman Schwaller) / arr: Heinz Czadek
d. Backstage Blues - 6:42(Wolfgang Schlüter) / arr: Wolfgang Schlüter
e. Just a Moment - 4:01(Joe Gallardo) / arr: Joe Gallardo
f. One Less Winter - 8:29(Joe Gallardo) / arr: Joe Gallardo
g. Seven Steps to Heaven - 6:48(Miles Davis, Victor Feldman) / arr: Jörg Achim Keller
h. Northern Sun - 6:45(Karin Krog) / arr: John Warren
i. Jubilee - 7:26(John Surman) / arr: John Surman
j. You'd Better Love Me - 5:00(John Baker Gray, Hugh Martin) / arr: John Warren
k. The California Principal - 6:10(Stephan Diez)
All titles unissued.

Information comes from the NDR archives. The complete band personnel are not known. Track k is performed with a small group. This concert has not been auditioned.


Date: November 24, 1990
Location: Oslo, Norway
Label: NDR (Ger.)
NDR Bigband: Jiggs Whigham - German-Norwegian Society Concert

NDR Bigband, Jiggs Whigham (ldr), Lennart Axelsson, Johannes Faber (t), Joe Gallardo (tb), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Herb Geller (sax), Stephan von Dobrzynski (sax, cl), Wolfgang Schlüter (vib), Stephan Diez (g), Harry Grube (p), NDR Bigband (var)

a. Indian Summer - 3:21(Victor Herber