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Karl Ratzer with the Larry Porter Trio

Look For The Silver Lining


In the summer of 2011 the city of Berlin was blessed by the appearance of jazz master Karl Ratzer, who brought with him his special brand of guitar playing and vocalizing. An institution in his home town of Vienna, Karl hadn't been to Berlin in many years. Thanks to the jazz club Badenscher Hof, he had the opportunity to perform with the Larry Porter Trio for an enthusiastic audience of old and new fans.





Listen to:

1. Stormy Monday 12:10  

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2. You've Changed 6:49  

3. Speak Low 11:30  

4. Sweet Lorraine 4:51  

5. Alone Together 12:39  

6. I've Gotta Right To Cry 6:16  

7. Look For The Silver Lining 11:43  

Karl Ratzer - guitar, vocal
Larry Porter - piano
Marco Chacón - bass
Michael Clifton - drums

Badenscher Hof, Berlin
August 5, 2011
Recorded by Alfred Reznik
Cover photo by Larry Porter (Venice, Italy)
Photos below by Wolf Blazejczak


Karl Ratzer with the Larry Porter Trio

Karl Ratzer

Larry Porter

Marco Chacón

Michael Clifton


CD - UNDERGROUND SYSTEM - Karl Ratzer Septet

Underground System

Larry recorded a CD with the well-known Austrian guitarist Karl Ratzer in June 2014. The album features a set of Ratzer originals arranged for three horns and rhythm section. The group sound, beautiful compositions, individual solos, and recording quality all make for a sparkling recording. And of course the irresistible playing of the leader engage the listener throughout.

CD available at Amazon

Listen to a sample:

1. Inserts (Karl Ratzer)

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Karl Ratzer - guitar, Ed Neumeister - trombone, Johannes Enders - tenor saxophone,
Peter Tuscher - trumpet, Larry Porter - piano, Peter Herbert - bass, Howard Curtis - drums

Photos by Jan Scheffner

Photo by Andreas Langeder


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