A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl´s compelling production. Her original compositions combined with the smooth storytelling voice of renowned Austro-American actor August Zirner and the sophisticated playing of the band Fourscore is a musical treat for jazz lovers of any age. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: August Zirner was born in 1956 in Urbana, Illinois, and is the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and is one of the most popular actors in Germany. He co-starred in The Counterfeiters, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. youtube.com/watch?v=O3-6yhFtBJY&feature=youtu.be 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Zirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001353/bk_naxo_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sequel to his acclaimed novel Portofino, Frank Schaeffer´s memorable young narrator, Calvin Becker, returns in a story that is a coming-of-age gem. It is 1966, and Calvin is 14, torn between his naturally volcanic sexual curiosity and a fundamentalist family so strict that he has never seen a movie, watched television, or danced. But at the Hotel Riffelberg, a supposed safe haven from the sinners listening to jazz far below in Zermatt, Calvin nevertheless falls into the hands of Eva, a young waitress who begins Calvin´s initiation. Even so, it is only after his mother catches him in the act, or so she thinks, that Calvin´s real education begins. The resulting family meltdown builds to a climax destined to push Calvin´s childhood into the past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000631/bk_blak_000631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1989-95 ´Eagle´) (180:37/29) ´Recorded live on three locations, at the Montreal Jazz Fest, Canada (1989), at the St. Gallen Open Air Festival, Switzerland (1991), and at the Hard Rock, Toronto, Canada (1995).´ - Drei Live CDs von drei verschiedenen Konze
(1989-95 ´Eagle´) (180:37/29) ´Recorded live on three locations, at the Montreal Jazz Fest, Canada (1989), at the St. Gallen Open Air Festival, Switzerland (1991), and at the Hard Rock, Toronto, Canada (1995).´ - Drei Live CDs von drei verschiedenen Konzerten und als Bonus eine DVD vom Schweizer Festival