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Our return to music recording

Live session with the Berrytones Big Band

Our long-awaited Berrytones Big Band Christmas music recording has finally been made.

We have just returned from a long-overdue commitment in our recording schedule which involved some considerable logistical and operational planning.

The Berrytones Big Band was founded four years ago and is based in the beautiful town of Bad Bentheim in Lower Saxony Germany, some 20km from the border with The Netherlands.

The Band is directed by Andrew Berryman, the established conductor, trombonist and bagpiper. Andy now lives in Cornwall but continues to work with orchestras and musical ensembles in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

This first recording by the Berrytones features Christmas music and will be launched at their annual ‘Let’s Swing for X-Mas Concert’. It features a selection of classic big band arrangements including a number of outstanding vocal numbers with Chananja Schulz and Stefan Paßerschroer. This is certainly a CD to look forward to!

In these somewhat troubling times, the recording took place within a well organised and secure environment at the Performing Arts Theatre in the nearby town of Schüttorf

Many thanks to Stephan Jansen for his organisational skills, to Andy Berryman, all the musicians for their contribution and to Neil Frost for the use of his photographs.

 

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