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Artist Spotlight
2. Mar

Don Ellis

Classical, Avant-garde, East Indian and Balkan metric concepts, big band jazz – Don Ellis brought it all together with his own orchestra; as early as the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival, Ellis and band were putting the public’s expectations to the ...

Artist Spotlight
5. Feb

The Singers Unlimited

Oscar Peterson himself instigated the first contact between the Schwarzwald studio and The Singers Unlimited originating from Chicago. That contact developed into a fruitful decade-long relationship; the Villingen studio’s superb technology perfectly suited the sophisticated requirements of vocal artist and ...

Artist Spotlight
11. Jan

Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander has been one of the most popular pianists in jazz for over 50 years. Early on, his prodigious technique and wide-ranging style garnered comparisons with the great Oscar Peterson. But there has always been another side to Alexander’s ...

Artist Spotlight
1. Nov

George Duke

Artist Spotlight: George Duke A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke. Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet. After finishing the recording session one evening, he ...

Artist Spotlight
22. Sep

Oscar Peterson

When the world-renowned Canadian pianist came to Villingen in 1961, there was a mood of intense excitement all round. Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS), former owner of the hifi dynasty SABA who died in 2004, had just set up the first version ...

Artist Spotlight
2. Mar

Don Ellis

Classical, Avant-garde, East Indian and Balkan metric concepts, big band jazz – Don Ellis brought it all together with his own orchestra; as early as the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival, Ellis and band were putting the public’s expectations to the ...

Artist Spotlight
5. Feb

The Singers Unlimited

Oscar Peterson himself instigated the first contact between the Schwarzwald studio and The Singers Unlimited originating from Chicago. That contact developed into a fruitful decade-long relationship; the Villingen studio’s superb technology perfectly suited the sophisticated requirements of vocal artist and ...

Artist Spotlight
11. Jan

Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander has been one of the most popular pianists in jazz for over 50 years. Early on, his prodigious technique and wide-ranging style garnered comparisons with the great Oscar Peterson. But there has always been another side to Alexander’s ...

Artist Spotlight
1. Nov

George Duke

Artist Spotlight: George Duke A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke. Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet. After finishing the recording session one evening, he ...

Artist Spotlight
22. Sep

Oscar Peterson

When the world-renowned Canadian pianist came to Villingen in 1961, there was a mood of intense excitement all round. Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS), former owner of the hifi dynasty SABA who died in 2004, had just set up the first version ...