the bassface swing trio

This music is nothing less than musical satisfaction in the extreme: they breathe new life into traditional swing music.

They uncover the nature of Swing as humorous, honest and down-to-earth dance music from the Roaring Twenties. It has lost practically nothing of its old charms.

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- three extraordinary jazz musicians :

Thilo Wagner, piano • Jean-Philippe Wadle, upright bass • Florian Hermann, drums



  • 1 Dream Dancing
  • 2 Easy To Love
  • 3 Night And Day
  • 4 Love For Sale
  • B-Side

  • 5 It´s De-Lovely
  • 6 You´d Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • 7 Ev´ry Time We Say Godbye
  • 8 I Love Paris

"the bassface swing trio, feat. Barabara Bürkle - tribute to Cole Porter" is released in three different formats:

For all aficionados of vinyl DSD 2.8224 MHz-TO-DISC Vinyl 180g LP,

for the friends of swing music w/o turntable as SACD Hybrid: DSD-Stereo/CD-Audio -

and for collectors of audiophile specials as DSD 2.8224 MHz-TO-DISC Vinyl 180g LP + SACD Hybrid-bundle - limited to 500 pcs., numbered and signed by Günter Pauler.

"tribute to Cole Porter", feat. Barbara Bürkle (Voc.)

A great small jazz band, a legendary American composer and marvellous sound – it was a year ago that this mixture created one of the most remarkable sound recordings, the Direct-to-disc-Cut of the Bassface Swing Trio and their tribute to Gershwin.

Could things become any better than this? Hard to imagine, but true. Proof enough of this: The Bassface Swing Trio again, this time featuring singer Barbara Bürkle, a fine selection of Cole Porter jazz tunes entitled Tribute to Cole Porter.

The Stockfisch sound engineers mixed the sound of seven microphones in an analog mixer to a stereo sum. They enjoyed this creative listening phase whilst doing this exciting down-mix. The musicians played two sets of four pieces - live, there were no edits or digital tricks involved.

The sound is unbelievably open and transparent; Thilo Wagner’s piano lines come fresh and lively as a mountain brook. Dynamic performance and abundant humour is what Bassface Trio is all about.

DSD-to-Disc-LP (180g) + SACD-Hybrid (Collector´s Set)
limited to 500 pcs., numbered and signed by Günter Pauler
SFR 357.9056.1  •  total time 39:04   • Meanwhile Out of Print!

While many a jazz singer is still trying, Bassface Trio’s Barbara Bürkle is just there - right in between your speakers – Yes Sir, that's entertainment! – Three-dimensional, strong and sensitive. This young woman’s huge talent is that kind of mathematics which turns quartets into trios!

SFR 357.8056.1  •  total time 39:04  •  LP

For more details about this Cole Porter-Session please click here!

Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
SFR 357.4056.2  •  total time 39:04


performing on this album "tribute to Cole Porter" :

Thilo Wagner - piano / Jean-Philippe Wadle - upright bass / Florian Hermann - drums / Barbara Bürkle - vocal


"the bassface swing trio - plays Gershwin"

Stockfisch Records is always good for a surprise: The first vinyl release in the year 2007 is a "DMM direct cut LP". Because Stockficsh Records has the best conditions that allow this stunning formats: a recording studio with a Fazioli grand piano, a DMM cutting lathe and interesting contacts with brilliant musicians over the years.

Direct-to-Disc means that the musicians play one record side long without mistakes, while the DMM system performs the cutting simultaneously. Live - without corrections and subsequent processing.

This direct-to-disc vinyl record comes with a SACD (DSD 2channel-layer) which also contains a CD-hybrid-layer. This seems to be the first opportunity ever available to compare three formats originating from the same analog source and transferred unaltered into two digital formats.

Direct-to-Disc-LP (180g) + SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
limited to 2000 pcs., numbered and signed by Günter Pauler
SFR 357.8045.1  •  total time 37:04   • Meanwhile Out of Print!

The limited vinyl edition is meanwhile out of print, a reissue is in direct-to-disc productions excluded. This swinging highlight should still be available. In addition, there had been many requests for a SACD release of music lovers who do not have turntables. Therefore Stockfisch sells the originally intended only as a supplement SACD now out as a separate Hybrid SACD.

Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
SFR 357.4045.2  •  total time 37:04

For more details about this Direct-To-Disc-Recording-Session please click here!


performing on this album "the bassface swing trio - plays Gershwin" :

Thilo Wagner - piano / Jean-Philippe Wadle - upright bass / Florian Hermann - drums