Otto FranckerOtto (* 1921 in Roskilde) was a Danish pianist, vibraphonist, orchestra leader and songwriter who worked in the field of jazz and light music. He began as a pianist, initially accompanying singer Ingelise Rune, but also recorded with Larry Adler. He conducted his own orchestra, with which he performed at København's Apollotheatret. In 1953/54 he was engaged for the radio with his dance orchestra. Over the next few years he went into the recording studio with Otto Brandenburg, Kjeld Petersen, Lise Ringheim, the Blue Boys and child stars like Dorthe and Robertino. He arranged for Svend Asmussen, but also wrote hits like Jeg snakker med mig selv, which was presented by Gitte Hænning at the national final of the Danish preliminaries to the Eurovision Song Contest 1962. The following year he wrote Dansevise for Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, with which he won the European Song Contest; the song was also known in Germany with Ralph Maria Siegel's text as the summer passed over. Otto died in 1988.
Rare Paul Gonsalvez Sextet In Europe 1963
Jazz Connoisseur JC 109
Paul Gonsalves, tenor sax, vocals
Rolf Ericson, trumpet
Otto Francker, piano, organ
Jimmy Woode, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums
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