Bert Kaempfert and his Music on DVD

Strangers in the Night – The Music of Bert Kaempfert

DVD Strangers In The Night - The Music  Of Bert KaempfertThe Berlin Jazz Orchestra & Special Guests

Released: September 21, 2012
DVD-Video (2), PAL 16:9
Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS 5.1/PCM-Stereo
Playing time: 65 Min.
Universal # 370 739-8

A live recording from Frankfurt’s Alte Oper on 12 February 2008. Augmented by the Frankfurt Strings and the Berlin Voices, the Berlin Jazz Orchestra performed under the direction of Jiggs Whigham. Soloists included Ack van Rooyen (flugelhorn, trumpet), Herb Geller (saxophone, flute), Jiggs Whigham (trombone) and Ladi Geisler (bass) together with several of Bert Kaempfert’s fellow musicians. This concert was rounded off by, as special guests, jazz singer Sylvia Vrethammar, singer Marc Secara as well as pianist and entertainer Joja Wendt.

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Strangers In The Night – The Bert Kaempfert Story

dvd_strangers_bk_storyDocumentary by Marc Boettcher

DVD – Video (2) + Audio CD
# 982 430 4 – Polydor
Stereo-Type: DVD 9, Dolby Digital
Languages: German, English
Duration: ca. 120 Min.
Released: November 01, 2004

The biography of the man whose ideas occupy a firm place in the annals of music history began more than eighty years ago in a working-class district of Hamburg.

In Marc Boettcher’s documentary we hear from Bert Kaempfert’s friends and companions, Freddy Quinn, Hildegard Knef and James Last, among others, as well as from members of the Kaempfert family.

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Bert Kaempfert In Concert

DVD Bert Kaempfert In ConcertDVD – Video (5)
# 982 092 9 – Polydor
Stereo Upmix 5.1 Surround
Released: June 21, 2004

In November 1979 Bert Kaempfert and his 40-strong orchestra went on tour and featuring soloists Ack van Rooyen on trumpet, Jiggs Whigham on trombone and Swedish jazz singer Sylvia Vrethammar. This tour had been preceded by a concert given on 20 June in Neu-Isenburg’s Hugenottenhalle, which Hessen Radio happened to record for television, thus making it possible, ten years later, to transfer this now historic recording on to video disc. Requiring complex digital audio-master processing, the task was carried out in London’s Mayfair Studios by John Hudson, one of the world’s leading sound engineers. In April 1991 the video disc was replaced by a video cassette.

We are very pleased that “the concert event of the year”, as it was described in the press at that time, is now available on DVD.

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