Intakt

Stefan Aeby: Piano
André Pousaz: Bass
Michi Stulz: Drums
“Acclaimed Swiss pianist and composer Stefan Aeby presents with his trio his debut on Intakt Records as a bandleader. His excellent new album "to the light" with bass player André Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz has a clear, unique identity. The trio follows a free vision of minimal sound art, leaving space and time to react to each other, and to revel in the sounds.
Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: "To build their....

Lotte Anker, Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophones / Sylvie Courvoisier, Piano / Ikue Mori, Electronics

"Of the three, Anker has the deepest background in jazz; after studies at Copenhagen University Rhytmic Conservatory, where she came in contact.

Conrad Bauer: Trombone
" For nearly thirty years, since his first solo performance in 1974, German trombonist Conrad Bauer has been intensely exploring the inner logic on unaccompanied trombone, as an adjunct to his group activities. And for more..


Conrad Bauer: Trombone / Peter Kowald: Bass / Günter Sommer: Drums

For fifteen years, the trio Bauer-Kowald-Sommer toured, playing at numerous festivals in Europe and the USA, at the "Black Art Festival" in Atlanta Cityor at the...

Luciano Biondini: Accordion solo
"Luciano Biondini is one of the few outstanding masters of the accordion in Europe, a musician who is at home with jazz music as well as being deeply rooted in the music of his homeland: the mediterranean.

After two CDs with Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli and French tuba player Michel Godard, Biondini has recorded a solo album for the Intakt label, dedicated entirely to the music of the area he grew up in: the city of Spoleto, in Umbria, Northern Italy. His plays..

Luciano Biondini: Accordion / Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent, Bass / Lucas Niggli: Drums

Mavì is the title of the Biondini-Godard-Niggli trio's new CD. It refers to a clear blue, the colour seen when looking at the earth from outer space...

Luciano Biondini: Accordion / Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent, Bass / Lucas Niggli: Drums

"When Luciano Biondini, Michel Godard und Lucas Niggli play music together the borders between Early and New Music, between imaginary folk and jazz inspired.

This band continues in sound and spirit to his post-rock leaning 'jazz' outfit, Alas No Axis, but with different players and a bit of a different result. Still, if you are a fan of ANA, you'll love this.
Oskar Guojonsson : Tenor Saxophone
Elias Stemeseder: Keyboards
Chris Tordini: Electric Bass
Jim Black: Drums & Sampler

"Malamute is Jim Black’s latest gathering of like-minded musical souls. The band toured Europe for the first time in May 2015 performing sketches of the musi

Jim Black: Drums, Composition
Elias Stemeseder: Piano
Thomas Morgan: Bass
"Since the nineties, the drummer and bandleader Jim Black has been one of the most influential figures of progressive jazz. On his Intakt Records debut, Jim Black plays with the acclaimed young pianist Elias Stemeseder and highly in-demand New York bass player Thomas Morgan contemporary jazz with distinctive arrangements, complex rhythms and expressive improvisations.
Hank Shteamer writes in the linernotes...

Anthony Braxton ,Alto Saxophone
Anthony Braxton’s musical cosmos has no limits, is colorful and moves tumultuously. In the world of jazz, he made his debut with the solo double-LP, For Alto. The first unaccompanied saxophone solo jazz record was a...

Sarah Buechi, Voice, Composition, Lyrics
Stefan Aeby, Piano
André Pousaz, Double Bass
Lionel Friedli, Drums

"Turning something complicated into something straight_forward. Loaded questions into shimmering and dancing images. Follow your heart. Find your way, keep on moving relentlessly. Together with Sarah Buechi in the Shadow Garden.

Bert Noglik writes in the liner notes: "The scope of songs ranges from those with a ballad feel up to those surging with emotion, from...

Eugene Chadbourne: Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Voice
"For me playing solo is the purest form of expression. The two solo CDs Strings and Songs give a representativ cross section of my work. In a way they go to the heart of my music."- Eugene Chadbourne...

Eugene Chadbourne: Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Voice
"For me playing solo is the purest form of expression. The two solo CDs Strings and Songs give a representativ cross section of my work. In a way they go to the heart of my music."- Eugene Chadbourne

Don Cherry: Trumpet
John Tchicai: Alto Saxophone, Voice
Irène Schweizer: Piano
Léon Francioli: Bass
Pierre Favre: Drums
"The music of this concert is adventurous, taking the liberty of breaking all the rules of style through playing without getting totally out of hand", writes Christian Rentsch in the liner notes. In short: This CD is a stroke of luck.
For decades, the live recording of the Musical Monsters from 30 August 1980 lay carefully packed away in the archives of the...

Lindsay Cooper: Bassoon, Saxophone, Composer / Phil Minton: Voice / Elvira Plenar: Piano / Robyn Schulkowsky: Percussion / Dean Brodrick: Accordeon, Keyboards / Paul Jayasinha: Trumpet, Cello / Robyn Archer: Lyrics

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Sylvie Courvoisier Piano
Mark Feldman Violin
Scott Colley Bass
Billy Mintz Drums

"'Birdies for Lulu" unveils a revamped Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman quartet, with the much sought-after bassist Scott Colley and drummer Billy.

Sylvie Courvoisier, Piano, Composition / Mark Feldman, Violin / Vincent Courtois, Cello / Ikue Mori, Electronics / Gerald Cleaver, Drums

In April 2006, Courvoisier reconvened the quintet with Mark Feldman, Vincent Courtois, Ikue Mori, Gerald...

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano / Jacques Demierre: Piano

"In this collection of pieces, selected from among the output of a recording session that lasted almost two whole days and represented a joint project, the playing reflects the complementary...

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano / Joëlle Léandre: Bass / Susie Ibarra: Drums

" Sylvie Courvoisier once said she tries not to play so much. This can be heard: how she leaves out the dispensable in order to push to the essential. The music gains...

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Mark Feldman: Violin
Evan Parker: Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
Ikue Mori: Electronics

"Miller's Tale is the high point of the collaboration of the distinctive musicians Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldmann, Evan Parker and Ikue Mori. In September 2015, they recorded the fully improvised pieces for this album. The album's track sequencing of first four whole group pieces followed by five duo pieces offer multifaced aural impressions and a rich listening experience.

Sylvie Courvoisier: piano / Mark Feldman: violin / Thomas Morgan: bass / Gerry Hemingway: drums.

Since the release of last year's TO FLY TO STEAL (their debut on Intakt), the members of the Sylvie Courvoisier – Mark Feldman Quartet forged..

"Since their move to Brooklyn, New York, in 1998, Sylvie Courvoisier has been at home in both worlds, Europe and America. In both her playing and her composition she shows neoclassical influences mixed with European improvised music and the...

Sylvie Courvoisier: piano / Mark Feldman: violin / Thomas Morgan: bass / Gerry Hemingway: drums

After the sucess of the quintet CD Lonelyville, Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman recorded To Fly to Steal with the rhythm team of Thomas...

Richard Poole: Drums / Marilyn Crispell: Piano / Gary Peacock: Bass

"Nevessa' is a recording studio in the town of Woodstock, New York state, where pianist Marilyn Crispell is based. There she met up with drummer Richard Poole and bass player Gary Peacock in November 2014 for a session of creative improvisation. The result was ten beautiful pieces of music which document the great art of spontaneous music-making and underline the outstanding personalities of these three fantastic musicians...

Marilyn Crispell: Piano
Gerry Hemingway: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone

"In the summer of 2013 the duo of Marilyn Crispell (piano) and Gerry Hemingway (drums) played at a number of prestigious festivals all over Europe. On their new album...

Marilyn Crispell: Piano / Gerry Hemingway: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone.

Hey! I was at this concert!

"Throughout the album, Crispell and Hemingway demonstrate real affinities for each other while challenging the conventional wisdom of...

Barry Guy: Bass / Marilyn Crispell: Piano / Paul Lytton: Drums

After two highly praised trio CDs, Odysse and Ithaca, the composer and bassist Barry Guy presents a new CD with the same trio members, pianist Marilyn Crispell and percussionist...

Steve Lehman: Alto Saxophone / Stephan Crump: Acoustic Bass.

"Steve Lehman and Stephan Crump are two of the most exciting agents of the young New York jazz scene. Crump has earned considerable acclaim as a member of Vijay Iyer's trio and...

Anthony Braxton: Saxophones / Andrew Cyrille: Drums

For many years, both greats of modern jazz - the saxophone player Anthony Braxton and the drummer Andrew Cyrille - have been pursuing their own musical developments. In the autumn of 2002...

Jacques Demierre: Piano
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums

"Dense and sensitive, precise and passionate!» is what the press said after the trio of Jacques Demierre, Barry Guy, and Lucas Niggli performed in front of a good 3’000...

Harry Sokal Tenor & Soprano Sax, Effects
Heiri Känzig Bass
Martin Valihora Drums

"The new album by the trio DEPART contains highly explosive, groove based music. Three very talented musicians form the new line-up: saxophonist Harry...

Conny Bauer Trombone / Johannes Bauer Trombone / Uwe Kropinski Guitar / Joe Sachse Guitar

"Music is an art of the moment, improvised music in particular, nonetheless it can make history as is the case with Doppelmoppel. The first record of

Florian Egli: Saxophone
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Martina Berther: E-Bass
Rico Baumann: Drums
"Saxophonist Florian Egli presents with his band 'Weird Beard' his debut on Intakt Records. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition Weird Beard creates with stylistic openness an independent and characterful music in the undogmatic field of contemporary jazz. Everything Moves is a characterful album with a strong pulling power and manages to combine lyrical passages with the unpredictable."...

Axel Dörner: Trumpet
Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet
Jan Roder: Bass
Uli Jennessen: Drums

In the nineties, the quartet Die Enttäuschung [The Disappointment] released their first record solely with pieces by Thelonius Monk. Die...

Axel Dörner: Trumpet / Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet / Jan Roder: Bass / Uli Jennessen: Drums

"What’s the best jazz como today? An elder statesman’s allstar band? Some recent hotshot conservatory grads? A mid-career hero’s touring group? For m

Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax / Axel Dörner: Trumpet / Jan Roder: Bass / Uli Jennessen: Drums.

"Since the 1990s the four musicians have been working through all the possible combinations of bass clarinet, trumpet, double bass and...

Daniel Erdmann: Saxophone / Samuel Rohrer: Drums / Vincent Courtois: Cello / Frank Möbus: Guitar.

"Erdmann-Rohrer with Courtois and Möbus draw on the abundant treasure of their musical experience: rock sounds, jazz feeling, popular music...

Ellery Eskelin: Tenor Saxophone
Christian Weber: Bass
Michael Griener: Drums
"The trio with Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber and Michael Griener presents an extraordinary album: on Sensations Of Tone the New York saxophonist, the Berlin drummer and the Swiss bassist play Free Music as well as Traditional Jazz. "We dug more deeply into our improvisations and looked directly at this shared affinity for early jazz", Ellery Eskelin writes in the liner notes. The Eskelin-Weber-Griener trio does not

Pierre Favre: Drums, Percussion.

A reissue of three RARE albums from 1970, 1972, 1978, all of which are solo recordings.

"PIerre Favre's 1970s solo works are important mile­stones in the history of European jazz. Any discography of...

Pierre Favre Percussion / Lucas Niggli Percussion / Roberto Ottaviano Saxophone / Michel Godard Tuba, Serpent / Philipp Schaufelberger Guitar / Karel Boeschoten Violin / Marius Ungureanu Viola / Pierre-François Massy Bass

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Claudio Puntin: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet / Samuel Blaser: Trombone / Philipp Schaufelberger: Guitar / Beat Hofstetter: Soprano Saxophone / Sascha Armbruster: Alto Saxophone / Andrea Formenti: Tenor Saxophone / Beat Kappeler: Baritone Saxophone.

"Pierre Favre: The percussionist as poet; the drummer as soundscape painter; the composer as storyteller. Singing Drums was Pierre Favre's first percussion ensemble. A title which sets the agenda: the search for a voice for drums. Hardly any other drummer has worked as consistently with drumming and percussion ensembles as Pierre Favre. Pierre Favre worked with his new ensemble with Chris Jaeger, Valeria Zangger and Markus Lauterburg for five years on this repertoire. Although most of the pieces...

Pierre Favre: Drums, Percussion, Compositions
Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent
Beat Hofstetter: Soprano Saxophone
Sascha Armbruster: Alto Saxophone
Andrea Formenti: Tenor Saxophone
Beat Kappeler: Baritone Saxophone

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Yang Jing, Pipa
Pierre Favre, Drums, Percussion

"Favre met Yang Jing at a 1999 festival in Beijing. They have since met numerous times for concert series. Perre Favre understands his instruments in terms of musical possibilities (which...

Philipp Schaufelberger: Guitar / Pierre Favre: Drums.

"Pierre Favre, the great pioneer of the European jazz scene, the tone-colour-painter among the Jazz drummers, presents two duo-CDs with young musicans: this one with Philipp Schaufelberger on

Samuel Blaser: Trombone / Pierre Favre: Drums.

"Pierre Favre, the great pioneer of the European jazz scene, the tone-colour-painter among the Jazz drummers, presents two duo-CDs with young musicans: this one with Samuel Blaser on trombone "

Pierre Favre: Percussion / Lucas Niggli: Percussion / Roberto Ottaviano: Saxophones / Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent

" Pierre Favre has been performing as a solo percussionist since the beginning of the Seventies. Since then, critics have been.

Xu Fengxia Guzheng, Sanxian, Voice / Lucas Niggli Drums, Percussion

"Black Lotos is far more than a duo. Not only consists Lucas Niggli’s acoustic layout of many parts, each of which could stand alone as an instrument: Xu Fengxia keeps...

Chico Freeman: Tenor Saxophone
Heiri Känzig: Double Bass

"A magic duo: Chico Freeman, 65, saxophonist, clarinettist, flute player, composer from Chicago, an eminent improvisor and Heiri Känzig, 58, born in New York, the Swiss double bass..