About the album
It was in 1993 that TCB - The Montreux Jazz label launched its Swiss Radio Days series of albums and began releasing previously unpublished concert recordings by major jazz artists, which have been aired by Swiss Radio since 1946.
At Radio Studio Zurich there were also more than 100 live concerts with solo guest artists who were backed by the Jazz Live Trio, the house rhythm section, led by German pianist Klaus Koenig, with Switzerland’s Isla Eckinger or Peter Frei on bass. The drum chair was occupied successively by Switzerland’s Alex Bally, South Africa’s Makaya Ntshoko, Switzerland’s Pierre Favre and Switzerland’s Peter Schmidlin.
Now TCB is releasing ten more treasures from the Swiss Radio Days archive, recorded between 1966 and 1984 and featuring, among others, Gianni Basso, Guy Lafitte, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Stuff Smith, Leo Wright, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore, Sahib Shihab, Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan, Johnny Griffin, Hal Singer, Leszek Zadlo and Ferdinand Povel.
This Swiss Radio Days compilation features two American trumpet players, Idrees Sulieman and Benny Bailey, recorded in the years 1970/5 and 1982/3 at the radio studio in Zurich.