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Tokunbo Akinro: vocal, Morten Klein: tenor sax, Frank Fiedler: bass, Olaf Casimir: bass, Richie Staringer: fender piano
Recorded over two weeks at Zawinul’s own club ‘Birdland’ in Vienna it captures Zawinul’s band in typically blistering form and features a host of great names as friends dropped by to help celebrate the club and the man himself. The recording features new versions of Zawinul classics plus some great new songs.
Joe Zawinul -keyboards & vocoder,Sabine Kabongo - vocal, Linley Marthe - bass, Manolo Badrena, Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Aziz Sahmaoui - percussions, vocals, Scott Henderson, Amit Chatterjee & Alegre Correa - guitars; Nathaniel Townsely & Karim Ziad - drums.
WDR Big Band Koeln , conducted by John Clayton, Joe Williams - vocal, Milt Jackson - vibraphone, Cedar Walton - piano, John Clayton - bass , Jef Hamilton - drums
During an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Peterson played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. He is also remembered for touring in a trio with Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar in the 1950s. Peterson's impressive collection of awards include all of Canada's highest honors, such as the Order of Canada, as well as a Lifetime Grammy and a spot in the International Jazz Hall of Fame.