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The Christmas Song  Let it Snow
A Song for You   Who Can I Turn To
Send In the Clowns  My One and Only Love

Since 1985 Herb Caruso (a.k.a. Hansi Caruso), who has been hyped by critics as Austrian Frank Sinatra, has been active as a jazz singer and performer and has been one of the most interesting crooners in Austria ever since.
Who else could come up with the idea in Vienna to keep the long and venerable tradition of the American Songbook alive?
Who else could develop the over-sized stage personality of a Hansi Caruso for many years with different formations based on the way of life of this American era?
Herb Caruso here presents a mature album with a real sense for the genre of jazzballads and swing. It transports the compositions of his great idols effortlessly into the 21st century without making the impression of being on a nostalgic trip. His simple but convincing maxim: „You can bring what you feel" and „You can sing when you swing“.
For this very imtimate recordings he invited a very delicate rhythm section with pianist, organist and arranger Erwin Schmidt, the great jazz guitarist Christian Havel and drummer Lukas Böck.
This special Christmas Edition has wonderful versions of The Christmas Song and Let it Snow!

01. A Song for You 3:42 * 02. Yesterday I Heard the Rain 3:45 * 03. The Christmas Song 4:48 * 04.Who Can I Turn To 4:15 * 05. A Stranger In Paradise 4:18 * 06. Send in the Clowns 3:18 * 07. I Am In the Mood for Love 5:07 * 08. My One and Only Love 3:20 * 09. My Foolish Heart 5:15 * 10. Let It Snow 2:49 * 11. One for the Road 3:27 

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Published in Herb Caruso
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:13

Out now: Women!

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Lilibets Dance  Besinnung 
Elisabeth  Hochzeitswalzer
Winnetou und Old Shatterhand

Christian Havel and Erwin Schmidt are a sworn harmonic team since some decades already:
they understand and feel each other perfectly and are reaching an extremly high level in playing and phrasing together as well as complementing each other in sounds.
They choosed to dedicate these recordings to their wifes, and in general to the WOMEN of the world.
For this purpose each of them made some special compositions and they added some fitting originals plus two standards to complete this fine album.
Erwin Schmidt plays the grand piano as well as the Hammond Organ. Christian Havel plays his great Jazz guitar and does some lead singing, too.
Both did also some backvocals.

01. Lilibet`s Dance (C.Havel) 02. Hochzeitswalzer (E.Schmidt) 03. Senza Fine (Gino Paoli) 04. Elisabeth (C.Havel) 05. Bridges to Bridget (E.Schmidt) 06. Winnetou und Old Shatterhand (C.Havel/E.Schmidt) 07. Besinnung (C.Havel) 08 Liebeslied (E.Schmidt) 09. Norwegian Wood (Lennon/McCartney)

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Monday, 19 September 2016 19:15

13.03 Thirteen "o" three

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Gentle Rain - Duo Certitude Sweetheart Boogle Woogle

Christian Havel is without doubt one of the leading Jazz guitarists of Europe. On this album he gathered four very strong collegues for his international quintet. The recording session also features the great voice and musical skills of Lori Williams. Your ears will be pleased by a very variant row of mainly original works by the band, peppered with some nice standards. Moods from balladesque over swinging to groovy.

01. Gentle Rain-DUO 02. Certitude 03. Sweetheart 04. Autumn Leaves 05. 13.03 06. Just For Fun 07. Gentle Rain 08. Leo trinkt Champagner 09. Boogle Woogle 10. Fellowship

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Published in Christian HAVEL
Wednesday, 19 January 2000 23:00

Ten Years On The Block

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I've Got You Under My Skin

This CD gives an overview of some styles and line-ups that happened ever since the first days of the Lady "P" and Friends. From Swing to Italian Chanson! 

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Friday, 26 June 1998 23:00

Swingin` Christmas Time

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Let It Snow

New and old Christmas Songs in delicate and smart Swing. 

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Sunday, 07 January 1996 23:00

I Have Your Love For Christmas

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Santa Claus is Coming to town

enjoy yourself with swinging Christmas standards. (feat. Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Joschi Schneeberger)

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Sunday, 07 January 1996 23:00

Review To Cole Porter

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You Do Something to Me

the lady sings the most important C.P. songs, tastefully accompanied by her fine jazz combo!

(feat. Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt, Joschi Schneeberger)

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Published in Lady "P" and Friends
Monday, 07 January 2013 23:00

Ain't It Funky Now

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Windjammer What The World Needs Now Sunshine Superman

This very groovy band around drummer Andi Weiss plays real cool funky stuff, as the group name indicates. Austrian masters of groove-Jazz, like Christian Havel and Thomas Kugi are featured, completed by the strong rhythm of Erwin Schmidt(organ), Herfried Knapp(b) and Anton Mühlhofer(perc). A mix of big/well known songs and some special ones are brought in the fine, reduced sound of the band! (recorded live!)

01. Sunshine Superman 02. Windjammer 03. What The World Needs Now Is Love 04. Boogie On Reggae Woman 05. Ain‘t It Funky Now 06. Deep Down Soul 07. Drive My Car 08. Jan Jan 09. Sweet Emma 10. Motown Vamp

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Published in kOOlinger
Saturday, 03 January 2009 23:00

The Gazelle Grooves

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Doujie Gazelle Groove

Christian Havel, one of the leading Jazz guitarists of Europe, started “just for fun” jamsessions in the oriental club/restaurant „Aux Gazelles”, somewhere in Vienna. Out of this Session grew a really tight band, this studio recording is a document and a prove for that! The lovely combination of a warm sounding Jazzguitar, a smokey Hammond organ, a light and swingy drums and a snake charming saxophone bring us in the feeling to be right between New York and the Orient.

01. Doujie 02. The Jody Grind 03. Get Out Of Town 04. Andalucia 05. Olvidar 06. Calypsos 07.Can't Buy Me Love 08. Mr.Walker 09. E.S. Bonus Track: 10. Gazelle Groove

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Published in Christian HAVEL
Thursday, 28 December 2000 23:00

Midnight Lady

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Maybe September

More great Jazz songs, by "Mister Melody" together with great rhythm groups and some tasty vocal guests (Christian Havel, Aaron Wonesch, Stella Jones, Rebecca Kolland...)!.

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Published in Hans Salomon
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