Seventeen musicians- one sound. And a very convincing sound, at that. The SWR Big Band has so far been nominated four times for a Grammy. Also it received in 2015 a Jazz Award in Gold from the German music industry. They also enjoyed a great honor in 2011, when they were the first German band ever suggested for the "Premio da Musica Brasileira," Brazil's most important music award. In the face of so much fame, it seems almost modest to say that the SWR Big Band is one of the best big bands in the world. Jazz, fusion or world music, the repertoire is large. As is the list of recent guests and collaborators. On this release, the ensemble presents a live recording of a compilation of big band standards, recorded at the famous Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.