Born: June 24, 1932 | Died: January 10, 2013
George Gruntz was a Swiss jazz pianist, organist, harpsichordist, keyboardist and composer known for the George Gruntz Concert Big Band, and his work with artists such as Phil Woods, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Don Cherry, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin and Mel Lewis.
Gruntz, who was born in Basle, Switzerland, was also an accomplished arranger and composer, having been commissioned by many orchestras and symphonies. From 1972 to 1994 he served as artistic director for the JazzFest Berlin.
Dig My Trane - Coltrane's Vanguard Years (1961-1962)JJ-Tracks
George Gruntz Classics - Jazz Goes Baroque / Jazz Goes Baroque 2JJ-Tracks
Jazz Soundtrack From Mental CrueltyJJ-Tracks
Little Horse - Ho!JJ-Tracks
Piano Works II - Ringing The LuminatorJJ-Tracks
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- Cosmopolitan Greetings by William Grim
- Mental Cruelty by AAJ Staff
- Mental Cruelty by Mark Corroto
- Merryteria by Glenn Astarita
- Liebermann -- Live at Jazz Fest Berlin by Jack Bowers