Echoes Of Swing: Winter Days At Schloss Elmau

You'd be forgiven for assuming from the group's name that 30s-style swing performances were to be expected. Yet this German-British-American quartet, formed in 1997, adopts a far more ambitious and innovative approach. Ingenious arrangements retain roots in classic jazz styles, but blend swing, mainstream, bop, blues and cool later styles with Latin American rhythms, and even touches of classical music, in quite a heady eclectic mix. Pianist Bernt Lhotzky is the musical
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