The present CD-production was literally recorded during the lasst days of the century, on December 27, 1999 in the sold-out philharmonic hall of Cologne. A turn of the year always calls for retrospective reminiscing which is the reason why Paul Kuhn was inclinded to call this live-recording of his big band concert 'Looking Back'. During the 30's snd 40's the big bands came into existence and so it seemed obvious to play the authentic arrangements of the bands in those days. The other part of the repertoire consists of melodies that have accompanied him for the last decades - popular tunes that, as he believes, fit very well into the successful concert series 'Jazz Pops'. Arranged and conducted by Paul Kuhn All piano solos by Paul Kuhn The musicians: Saxophones: Heiner Wiberny, Matthias Erlewein, Peter Weniger, Johannes Seidemann, Marcus Bartelt Trumpets: Thomas Vogel, Rüdiger Baldauf, Jörg Brohm, Martin Reuthner Trombones: Ludwig Nuss, Uli Plettendorff, Ansgar Striepens, Uli Launhardt Rhythm section: Paul Kuhn-piano; Tom Wohlert-guitar; Gary Todd-bass; Willy Ketzer-drums Vocals: Cynthia Utterbach Ute Mann Singers.