Strerath is a pianist of European calibre and he has won numerous prizes since 1967. The Walter Strerath Trio played at many Jazz Festivals in Europe and they were invited to play at Newport in the early 1970s. On this 1975 session they explore the music of Brazil.
The Bossa Nova is sort of a feed-back of North-American jazz with its drive, blues and beat compared to Brazilian samba with its “joie de vivre” and optimism. The Walter Strerath Trio commands this synthesis between North and South in the field of American Music to such a high degree that it can hardly be beaten by any other European group.