Bert Kaempfert had almost too much talent, ability, and good luck rolled into one career to be fully appreciated, even by his own chosen audience, the lovers of fine orchestral pop music. He was one of the most successful conductors, arrangers, and recording artists in the latter field, but was also a major producer and played a key (if indirect) role in the roots of the British beat boom of the early '60s, which evolved into the British Invasion of America in 1964…
Sixteenth album of the Bert Kaempfert record production, which again shows the unique sound of his orchestra, with a great 'big-band' style and the role of the metal and trumpet. The repertoire meets some famous titles and standards of Latin music and four additional pieces of his own creation or colaboración. The instrumental expression, atmosphere and format appear in Latin dance rhythms like rumba, bolero, mambo, cha cha, bossanova or merengue.
Album released in Brazil making a collection of some of the great performances of the orchestra and chorus of Bert Kaempfert within a collection dedicated to the best orchestras in the world. Kaempert was always applied to the pleasant music (easy listening), having a performance style that is easily recognizable by its unique sound. This album, along with three of his own creations, households names of great authors as Cole Porter, Louiguy, Neil Diamond or Henry Mancini among others.
Kaempert always devoted to pleasant music (easy listening), catchy and danceable, and composed songs that have been world landmarks and light music that have stood the test of time. His music is easily recognizable by his unique sound. This album was released only three years before his death and shows his personal sound with a repertoire of twelve songs of Latin form and expression, of which half are his creations with his friend and collaborator, the German composer Herbert Rehbein. The remaining six subjects belongs to renowned Latin artists such as Jobim, Belafonte, Powell, De Moraes or Ferreira.
Kaempert always devoted to pleasant music (easy listening), catchy and danceable and composed songs that have been world milestones in light music and have stood the test of time. His music is easily recognizable by its unique sound. This album, the eleventh and one of the largest of its production, samples the personal sound of Kaempfert, with his great big-band and the role of the metal and trumpet.
Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert; 16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980) was a German orchestra leader and songwriter. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, including "Strangers in the Night" and "Moon Over Naples"…
Kaempert was always devoted to pleasant music (easy listening), catchy and danceable and composed songs that have been milestones in world music and have stood the test of time. His music is easily recognizable by its unique sound in which, together with the instrumental peculiarities uses a choir singing not texts but sustained vocalizations as a section of the orchestra.
Music by the orchestra of the German musician, composer, arranger, producer and director Bert Kaempfert (Hamburg, 1923-1980). The album was originally recorded in 1958 with the title 'Portugal. Fado, wine and sunshine' in Europe and 'April in Portugal 'in USA. Kaempfert's music is easily recognizable by its unique sound in which, along with the specific instrumental, uses a chorus that sings not only texts but sustained vocalizations as a section of the orchestra. This album features a repertoire of 12 songs dedicated to the Portuguese music, among which are to highlight the album's title in USA, 'April in Portugal' or 'The Portuguese washerwomen', moving between pleasing rhythms of bolero, fado , blues or fox.