Irving Berlin in Berlin

"The best thing for you is me" - The Lyrics and Music of Irving Berlin
Phil Minton & Sven-Åke Johansson's Cool Ensemble

Phil Minton: vocal
Sven-Åke Johansson: drums
Axel Dörner: trumpet
Jan Roder: double bass
Zoran Terzic: piano

Nicholas Bussmann: presentation 


Five-day concert series at the former cinema hall of Haus Ungarn. (Berlin) 2013
Reenactement of a Jazz show including fine catering.

Berlin's song lyrics address American society with great compassion and precision - its voluptuousness, its longing for romance, and its exorbitance. In contrast to his fellow German composers, Eisler and Brecht, who emphasized humility, political conscience, and socialist practice, Berlin's lyrics aim for ethical, family-oriented, democratic values. SÅJ 2013 

Program: march 1 to march 5, 2013 

1 day: Annie get your Gun I (1946) & There is no Business like Show Business (1954)
2 day: Top Hat (1935) & Follow the Fleet (1936)
3 day: On the Avenue (1937) & Holliday Inn (1942)
4 day: As Thousend Cheer (1933) & Face the Music (1932)
5 day: Annie get your Gun II (1946) & White Christmas (1954)

  • "Let's face..." a.o.

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