The Wolverines of Bern at 35
Artists / Instruments:
The Wolverines Jazz Band: Hans Zurbrgg (tp) Beat Uhlmann (cl, ts, as) Rudolph Knpfel (tb) Heinz Geissbhler (p) Walter Sterchi (bj) Fredy Lthi (b) Christian Ott (dr)
Bob Wilber´s New Generation Jazz Band: Bob Wilber (cl, ss, as) Byron Stripling (tp) John Allred (tb) Mark Shane (p) Dave Cliff (g) Phil Flanigan (b) Joe Ascione (dr) Antti Sarpila (cl, ts)
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This recording is a tribute to the Wolverines Jazz Band of Bern, Switzerland, seven of Europe´s finest musicians, who have not only continued as a band for more than three decades but have become an institution that belongs to Bern as much as its famous "bear pit.¯ They are joined for their 35th anniversary celebration by Bob Wilber´s New Generation Jazz Band in an enthusiastic, swinging program of traditional jazz demonstrating that "the time of Dixieland is not yet over.¯
Here is what the critics have to say:
The Wolverines of Bern at 35: Selected by Al Van Starrex as a Writer´s Choice for 1998 in the January/February 1999 issue of Coda.
Selections: Papa De-Da-Da Please Don´t Talk About Me When I´m Gone Blues and the Boogie Masters Careless Love Savoy Blues Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams I Ain´t Gonna Give Nobody None O´ This Jelly Roll Kansas City Man Blues Air Mail Special Apex Blues China Boy Black and Tan Fantasy Ole Miss Jazz Me Blues Beale Street Blues
Original Dixieland One Step
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