CD 12: Friendship


CD: LandesJugendJazzOrchester Hessen + The Real Group

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The Real Group is a ground-breaking Swedish vocal group. Using nothing more than their voices, they have created a unique form of music, with a style that’s a mixture of jazz, pop and nordic choral music. The group, which was founded in 1984, has travelled all over the world. Their perfection and personal touch, combined with the originality of their songs, has made them firm favourites, not least among the most critical listeners. The breadth of their repertoire and their outstanding musical quality has stood them in good stead for performances with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop bands and well-known artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Toots Thielemans and Sir George Martin. This is their first album with a big band.

“When we met these young, talented musicians in April 2017, it quickly became clear that we all share a great love of big-band music. Their inquisitiveness and creativity inspired us during those sunny days in Schlitz. Not only that — we had scores that had been specially written by several of the top arrangers of our time. All this underlined our musical freindship.”

This CD is the continuation of a very fruitful collaboration that began during an intensive workshop session in the Hessen State Music Academy in 2017.


1. Fascinating Rhythm 4:48
comp: George and Ira Gershwin, arr: Darmon Meader
tp: Pascal Klewer
2. Friendship 5:06
comp: Anders Edenroth, arr: Jeremy Fox
ss: Robin Rebetez
3. Can’t Buy Me Love 3:13
comp: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, voc arr: Anders Edenroth, orch arr: Johnnie Spence, trans: Peter Danemo
p: Leo Bäthe
4. Cycles 3:57
comp: Gayle Caldwell, voc arr: Jussi Chydenius, Erik Bosio
5. Mira Mira 5:13
comp: Matt Harris
tp: Felix Blum, perc: Robert Pfankuchen
6. Bad 3:43
comp: Michael Jackson, voc arr: Anders Edenroth, Emma Nilsdotter, orch arr: Jussi Lampela
7. Embraceable You 4:30
comp: George and Ira Gershwin, voc arr: Anders Edenroth, orch arr: Jan Wessels
8. Ordinary People 5:13
comp: John Legend, voc arr: Morten Vinther, orch arr: Mike Mossman
tb: Gregor Sperzel
9. Eleanor Rigby 6:19
comp: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, arr: Eric Richards
cl: Christian Seeger
10. Unintentional 4:23
comp: Lisa Ostergren, lyrics: Lisa Ostergren, Anders Edenroth
11. Big Bad World 4:31
comp Anders Edenroth, voc arr: Anders Edenroth, orch arr: Peter Danemo
git: Gellért Szabo


Big band recorded: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany, sound engineer: Adrian von Ripka

Vocal tracks recorded: The Real Group Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, by Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, Linnéa Carell-Brunnberg

Mixed and mastered: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany, by Adrian von Ripka