Compilation – The Syncopated Holiday

You were more than 500 people to take part in the festival last winter, and your support was tremendous. Thank you all for your generous support. Now, here’s a selection of the best musical moments hand-picked by the bands themselves. Each recording has been fine-tuned and remastered. Note that you can re-watch the entire concerts now en demand.

This sampler includes songs of the following bands:

Swing Made in Berlin Vol.1

A testimony of the life of jazz musicians living in Berlin right now and struggling with the pandemic. Buying our music is certainly the greatest thing you can do to support us. Play it in your living room or on a dance-floor, just play it LOUD !

This sampler includes songs of the following bands:

Rufus Temple Orchestra – New Orleans Joys

For their 2nd record, the Rufus Temple Orchestra has been polishing its sound to deliver a striking homage to Jelly Roll Morton. And as Joe Bebco from the Syncopated Times puts it: They didn’t just pick Morton out of a hat. They show an intimate appreciation of the material. “The Crave” has just the right Spanish tinge. “Shreveport Stomp” has that irresistible bounce, “Sweet Substitute” is played with more of a New Orleans lag than the current New Orleans bands give it.  Anyone concerned whether traditional jazz is in good hands needs to give this album a listen.

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Ragtime Nightmare – That Nasty Swing

2nd record of the Ragtime Nightmare, recorded at the WSLS studio, formerly located near Tempelhof and which no longer operates (sigh). This album rattles like a bucket of bolts and has got a very original flavour alternating between rough stomps that reminds of a classic New Orleans combo, and yet a whole lot of busy strings to add a more western feel to the mix.

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The Jungle Jazz Band – The Animule Dance

This record is the first work ever recorded by the Jungle Jazz Band with a solid selection of hot tunes played with brashness and style. We recommend to read Joe Bebco‘s album review on the Syncopated Times website for a better insight.

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