Trumpetmachine was the name given to a multinational jazz-rock collective assembled by Swiss keyboardist/bandleader George Gruntz for a series of recording sessions conducted over three days in June 1977. The fruits of these sessions were collected on the album For Flying Out Proud, released the following year on the German MPS label. Members: Franco Ambrosetti […]

Piano Conclave ‎– Palais Anthology (1975)

Palais Anthology is a one-off album by multinational jazz-rock supergroup Piano Conclave, released in 1975 on MPS. Arranged and directed by Swiss pianist/composer George Gruntz, the project grew out of his earlier 2001 Keys – Piano Conclave album and features most of the same personnel, including pianists Joachim Kühn, Jasper van’t Hof, and Gordon Beck. […]

George Gruntz ‎– 2001 Keys – Piano Conclave (1974)

2001 Keys – Piano Conclave is a jazz-rock album by Swiss pianist/composer George Gruntz, released in 1974 on Atlantic. The title was adopted by his ensemble Piano Conclave, which released Palais Anthology the following year with several big-name soloists also heard here, including Gordon Beck, Joachim Kühn, and Jasper Van’t Hof. Tracklist: A1. “Flight 6-2A-A5” […]

George Gruntz

George Gruntz (June 24, 1932 — Jan. 10 2013) was a Swiss pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader with a musical career that spanned more than a half-century, starting in the late 1950s. Between 1971 and 2006, his namesake Concert Big Band recorded under multiple configurations, releasing more than 14 live and studio albums on MSB, […]