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Sep 23 2015
at 4:11 AM
After all these years, Pat & Eberhard & Gary (72 at this recording; can’t wait to hear what occurs at his 75th!) et al. still make magical music together, however the amalgamation. The record is an excellent mix of voices to honor Weber, and I hope you have the chance to hear it very soon, if you haven’t done so already. As side notes: Pat’s solo on "Hommage" has a touch of "Blade Runner" to it; I’ve often thought that the inner sleeve pic on Orchestrion Project is like Pan meets Blade Runner, if that connection makes any sense. And finally, Pat says that this is the first time he’s written for big band since he was back in high school. Can you imagine the work back then? Probably blew away most music that some spend their whole lives trying to make!
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Aug 24 2020
at 12:25 PM
Bookmark and Share At the time these rehearsels came out I contacted SWR for information. They give me the possibility to buy a special DVD beginning with the rehearsels and then the actual concert. Of course with payment. It is a sort of collectectors item and don’t know if its still possible to purchase ? I’m very glad i have the dvd in my collection. I think not many people know you could by the dvd from the program via SWR. Hope this information will help you if you really want the rehearsel footage. Greetz Roel
Aug 18 2020
at 4:24 PM
Bookmark and Share MBPE1: No, just the performance and Eberhard speaking in German. One page of notes in the booklet. May be more info online at Pat’s website or elsewhere. Pat’s Hommage a Eberhard Weber CD is same show.
Aug 18 2020
at 2:50 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll have to look for the DVD of this, and find a DVD player that is region free. :-) Are the rehearsal interviews and footage included in the DVD, like this? I still feel bad about Ralph Towner missing out on playing this show. Apparently during the rehearsals he fell unconscious and had a heart pacemaker implanted. He was very lucky.
Aug 14 2020
at 6:56 AM
Bookmark and Share MarcNebo, many thanks for the recommendation. I’ve bought the DVD and yes indeed is great. I’ve always liked so much Pat’s composition Hommage, but watching it performed is much, much better. It’s great to see Eberhards improvisations on the screen, Scot Colley playing in the final part, Gary and al the members of the SWR Big Band. My only complaint is that while Pat is soloing with the synth we can see anything imaginable except... Pat’s hands. It is quite annoying, you are all the time thinking: come on, show me Pat playing, but it doesen’t happen, and everytime ther is a shot os his hands it lasts just a couple of seconds which makes the situation more frustrating. And it makes no sense, while in the rest of the piece the editing is excellent. I thought that kind of things only happend in Spain :)
Aug 11 2020
at 10:23 PM
Bookmark and Share I received the DVD the other day and have watched the whole concert once and Pat’s Hommage a Eberhard Weber twice. It is very good, but Pat’s Hommage is great. Pat only plays on that part and the other musicians play on the other tunes. Gary Burton, Paul McCandfless, and Jan Garabarek play with the big band. The audio and video are very good. Pat’s Hommage was the highlight. He used several guitars during the 30 minute piece. If you are interested it is under Eberhard Weber’s name and is called the Jubilee Concert and was recorded in Stuttgart Germany.
Jul 27 2020
at 9:41 PM
Bookmark and Share The other day I found a Import DVD of the Hommage a Eberhard Weber concert in Germany. I already have the CD and in an earlier post I mentioned I saw the US debut concert at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2015. The Detroit show and the CD are excellent. If you read the reviews and interviews with Pat regarding the project you would realize how special the tribute was. It was a really complex project and Eberhard was very happy with the results. Check it out, it’s worth a listen. The second half of the Detroit Jazz Festival concert was Pat playing solo with the DJF Orchestra playing his "hits". He was smiling the whole time. Alan Broadbent did the arrangements so the orchestra didn’t sound cheesy llike some past Jazz musicians backed by an orchestra.
Dec 11 2015
at 6:27 AM
Bookmark and Share the rest of the album is great as well !
Dec 10 2015
at 8:06 PM
Bookmark and Share I caught the North American debut at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival. It was a great performance with Pat, Scott, Gary and Danny Gottlieb plus the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra. They had an early release of the CD at the festival. Great recording.
Nov 27 2015
at 3:44 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi Frank, I absolutely agree with you. I could have written your message.
Nov 20 2015
at 9:27 AM
Bookmark and Share i have this now and it was worth the wait. Hommage justs gets better and better with each listen. I love the first Track, Resume Variations, with Jan Garabek also.
Sep 30 2015
at 9:22 AM
Bookmark and Share I have it on order, very excited to get it.
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