Chris Speed: Tenor Saxophone
Chris Tordini: Acoustic Bass
Dave King: Drums

“Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, Chris Speed has become one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene through work that has always varied widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music.
Over the last six years the reedist has been sorting through the varied strands of his circuitous, decades-long career, using his versatile trio with...

Co Streiff altosax, sopranosax
Tommy Meier tenorsax, bassclarinet, balafon
Russ Johnson trumpet, flugelhorn
Ben Jeger piano, farfisa, clavinet, accordeon
Christian Weber doublebass
Fredi Flükiger drums, percussion, balafon...

Co Streiff: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Tommy Meier: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Christof Gantert: Trumpet
Ben Jeger: Piano, Accordion
Christian Weber: Bass
Fredi Flükiger: Drums

"After her successful duo album

Co Streiff, Saxophone / Irène Schweizer, Piano

" A recording with dialogues between the pianist Irène Schweizer and the saxophone player Co Streiff has been long overdue. Not only because they have been working together for years, not only.

Co Streiff: Alto saxophone, Soprano saxophone / Russ Johnson: Trumpet / Christian Weber: Bass / Julian Sartorius: Drums.

"What cements the relationship of Swiss saxophonist Co Streiff and American trumpeter Russ Johnson, is a shared aesthetic,...


"I really love the piano trio," says Aki Takase, with a passion that mirrors her playing. "But not the old idea, where the pianist is king, and the bassist and the drummer are just sidemen. We are equal."
Indeed, all three musicians are in focus in the trio AUGE: bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener are among the most original virtuosos of their instruments. On Intakt they have presented brilliant albums...

Aki Takase, Piano, Celesta / Louis Sclavis, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet / Dominique Pifarély, Violin / Vincent Courtois, Cello

"La Planète Quartet is one of Aki Takase's newest ensembles, arising from her partnership with the French clarinettist

"Aki Takase's phenomenal technique and her talent for improvisation is well known, as is her love for the jazz classics. She has already paid tribute to Fats Waller and recorded with saxophonist Silke Eberhard an "Ornette Coleman Anthology". Now she....

Recorded just a week before the 50th anniversary of the death of this great, great musician, this is a worthy tribute.

"So long, Eric! For this tribute to Eric Dolphy, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase have put together an ensemble...

Aki Takase: Piano
Ayumi Paul: Violin

"The project 'Hotel Zauberberg' arose out of Aki Takase's and Yumi Paul's shared admiration for the writer Thomas Mann. It mostly consists of notated compositions, with some improvised parts as well...

Aki Takase: Piano
David Murray: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
"Over the years, Aki Takase und David Murray have amassed respective bodies of soul-stirring compositions, of which several pieces related to the rites of passage of middle age are included on Cherry – Sakura, making this a markedly different conversation than before – and one that is more profound.
Cherry – Sakura presents an unsparing conversation about the defining issues of later life by two artists who have seen it all at...

Aki Takase: Piano / Han Bennink: Drums.

"It's hard to imagine anyone new to Takase's music not being instantly won over by Two for Two. She likes the playful composer pianists, performing Monk here, and Fats Waller and Carla Bley elsewhere....

Aki Takase, Piano / Lauren Newton, Voice

"Aki Takase and Lauren Newton correspond to and contradict one another with sounds, tones, vocalizations, words. They converse in fantasy languages, plunge into areas of deep emotion and fly off into the..

"Two grand pianos, quasi two orchestras, driven by two of the most distinguished personalities of contemporary jazz: Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach – they are having a conversation within the medium of sound. But they complement one anothe

AKI TAKASE Piano / LOUIS SCLAVIS Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone

The first Duo-CD of Aki Takase and Louis Sclavis can be read as a musical journal of a grandiose successful musical meeting. “In the end”, says Sclavis, “it’s all...


"Since 1995, whenever Aki Takase has not been making solo recordings, she has always sought the company of Rudi Mahal: The depth of their knowledge of jazz history and their craft-oriented...

Aki Takase: Piano / Silke Eberhard: Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

" Wonderful, impressive, exciting, almost odd, and in any case fascinating: two women play Ornette Coleman tunes in a duo with reeds and piano, and beyond that with...

Ohad Talmor: Tenor Saxophone, Composition
Shane Endsley: Trumpet
Miles Okazaki: Guitar
Jacob Sacks: Piano
Matt Pavolka: Acoustic Bass
Dan Weiss: Drums

"Ohad Talmor came to New York in 1995 to study music and since then made Brooklyn his home where he has been one of the "movers and shakers" of the creative jazz scene. On the ground floor of his Prospect Heights loft, he runs the performance space "Seeds".
Talmor, the cosmopolitan who today commutes between Europe an

Yves Theiler : Piano
Luca Sisera : Bass
Lukas Mantel : Drums

“31 -year-old pianist Yves Theiler is one of the most significant voices in international contemporary jazz in Europe. Deeply rooted in the tradition of jazz and equipped with a daring desire to experiment, he distinguishes himself as a composer as well as a free improviser with a sovereign creative will. At the centre of his musical work is the Yves Theiler Trio, which reveres an urgent ensemble music in which improvisational.


"Time being what it is, there are several ways to approach Time Being, the latest and, I think, best of the Trio 3 albums – among them, its...

Olive Lake: Alto Saxophone
Reggie Workman: Bass
Andrew Cyrille: Drums
Vijay Iyer: Piano

Three heavy weights of American jazz Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille make up the band Trio 3. For their 6th album on Intakt....

Reggie Workman: Bass / Andrew Cyrille: Drums / Oliver Lake: Alto Saxophone, Flute / Geri Allen: Piano

"Geri Allen is a natural choice, an already well-established collaborator with each member of Trio 3. Cyrille played on her 1984 debut...

Reggie Workman: Bass / Andrew Cyrille: Drums / Oliver Lake: Alto Saxophone, Flute / Geri Allen: Piano.

"Trio 3 played five evenings together with pianist Geri Allen in the New York jazz club Birdland, paying homage to the jazz pianist Mary...

Irène Schweizer: Piano / Reggie Workman: Bass / Andrew Cyrille: Drums / Oliver Lake: Alto Saxophone

"What we get to hear on this album is a transatlantic encounter that casts an up-to-date yet historical light on many relations and cross...

Reggie Workman: Bass / Andrew Cyrille: Drums, Voice / Oliver Lake: Alto Saxophone, Sopranino Saxophone, Voice / Jason Moran: Piano

"Three 'heavy weights' of American jazz Oliver Lake, Reggie Workmann and Andrew Cyrille make up the band...

Andrew Cyrille: Drums
Reggie Workman: Bass
Oliver Lake: Saxophone
"Among other things, Visiting Texture illustrates the principle of addition by subtraction. It's the first studio album by Trio 3 as an actual trio with Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums in more than a decade, since the excellent Time Being in 2006. The intervening years have seen the group work powerfully with some serious guest pianists: notably Geri Allen, Irene Schweizer...

Dominic Landolt: Guitar, Effects
Ramon Landolt: Synth, Samples, Piano
Mario Hänni: Drums, Effects
"The music of Trio Heinz Herbert is first and foremost a tonal experience. Broad arcs and ingenious geometric grooves give it its form. Spaces are created, pivotal points set, textures woven. Within these free markings the tonal chemistry begins to unfold its potential. Sometimes a space shuttle floats through an underwater garden, sometimes the sounds glisten like a cell under the microscope...

Dominik Landolt: Guitar, Effects
Ramon Landolt: Synth, Samples, Piano
Mario Hänni: Drums, Effects

The trio's captivating aesthetic is thanks to a symbiotic intensity of expressio. It contains traces of '70s free jazz psychedelics and particles of contemporary club culture and aspires to a broad fusion of free jazz and electronic music, energetically driven by a collective improvisation which outflanks solo gymnastics. After their celebrated 2016 recording, The Willisau Concert, with YES.

Saadet Türköz:Voice
Karsiga Ahmediyar Dombra on 2, 3, 6, 10
Sayan Akmolda Kilkobuz, Dombra on 1, 5, 7, 8, 13
Talgat Mushik Sazsirnay, Shankobuz, Sibizgi on 5, 8
Selim Kerey Sidiyik Dombra on 9, 11, 12
Mamer Rayeskhan Dombra on 1

ELLIOTT SHARP Analog Synthesizers, Bass Clarinet, Glissentar

“Saadet Türköz's Influences spread far and wide. Born in 1961, the singer grew up on the Bosporus where Europe and Asia meet. Her ancestors were nomads who migrated from Semey to Kazakhstan to East Turkestan from where they fled via India and Pakistan to Istanbul. But Istanbul, international city, modern metropolis and history-laden cultural crucible, is not the only place to be influenced.
In her...

Ken Vandermark: Saxophone, Clarinet
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Tom Rainey: Drums Percussion

“It was only during Ken Vandermark's residency at the Jazz club The Stone in January 2016 that Vandermark found himself in the same vicinity as Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier and Tom Rainey. A year later they went into the studio with nine compositions – three each by Courvoisier, Vandermark and Wooley.
These four musicians have well-documented, distinct personalitie

Urs Voerkel: Piano / Gabriela Scherrer: Voice / Priska Walss: Trombone / Jacques Widmer: Drums / Irène Schweizer: Drums / Paul Lovens: Drums

"I met Urs first time in Heidelberg at a summer school organised by Karl Berger. It must be almos

"Nobody plays Monk like Schlippenbach. In the same way Monk worked on a composition for weeks, Schlippenbach has involved himself with Monk's work for many years. Listening, analysing, playing and with the greatest conceivable respect. Already the 3 CD...

Priska Walss: Trombone, Alphorn / Gabriela Friedli: Piano

"In the current jazz scene in Zurich, Switzerland, Priska Walss and Gabriela Friedli have made a name for themselves through numerous projects. For Intakt Records, Priska Walss has...

Trevor Watts: alto and soprano saxophones, leader, composer
Colin McKenzie: Bass
Paapa J. Mensah: kit drums, indian finger drums, african tana drums, cabassa, ankle bells, djembe, zebra skin drums, lead vocals

"This album has an...

Katharina Weber: Piano
"A new piano icon – this is how Fred Frith describes Katharina Weber. For almost thirty years now the classically educated pianist and composer moves within the world of New Music and Improvisation. The CD Woven Time is...

Katharina Weber: Piano
Fred Frith: Guitar
Fredy Studer: Drums, Gong

"A new "piano icon" – this is how Fred Frith describes Katharina Weber. For almost thirty years now the classically trained pianist and composer moves within the world.

Florian Egli: Saxophone, Clarinet
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Martina Berther: E-Bass
Rico Baumann: Drums

"The quartet Weird Beard was founded by Zurich based saxophonist Florian Egli. Following the debut album 'Everything Moves' on Intakt Records, they release a second studio album, recorded again in the Blackbox Studio in Brittany by the out­standing sound engineer David Odlum. 'Orientation' is a sophisticated record on which Weird Beard increasingly focus their attention on the creation o

Jürg Wickihalder soprano and alto sax
Achille Succi bass clarinet, alto sax
Mark Zubek bass
Kevin Zubek drums

"Jürg Wickihalder is a Zurich saxophonist who works with pianist Irène Schweizer. He published last year the first CD of.

The story of Narcissus and Echo, as told by Ovid, demands music of uncharacteristic directness. It is about the call which waits for resonance, for instance, but also about the life-giving principle of mutation, of constant, startling change. And of...

Jürg Wickihalder: Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums
"A meeting of three European musicians from different generations each with his own musical background: three sound artists, three virtuosic instrumentalists, three breath-taking improvisers. BEYOND with Jürg Wickihalder, Barry Guy and Lucas Niggl means strong melodies, a deeply affecting and sensuous lyricism, moments of exciting groove and a rare and fascinating textural density.
This trio’s mutual

Jürg Wickihalder Soprano Saxophone
Chris Wiesendanger Piano

"Jürg Wickihalder presents with A Feeling for Someone his first CD with his own music: a duo with pianist Chris Wiesendanger.

The eight compositions on this CD can be...

Jürg Wickihalder: Saxophone / Irène Schweizer: Piano / Fabian Gisler: Bass / Michael Griener: Drums.

"In the case of Jump!, the third release on the Intakt label by Swiss soprano saxophonist Jürg Wickihalder, the presence of Irène Schweizer...

Conrad Bauer: Trombone / Ulrich Gumpert: Piano / Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: Alto Saxophone, Flutes, Clarinet / Günter Sommer: Drums, Percussion, Mouth Harp

The four greats of German jazz—Conrad Bauer, Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky...

Conrad Bauer: Trombone
Ulrich Gumpert: Piano
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Günter Sommer: Drums, Percussion, Bells

"Plie is something like a curtsey, bending your knees, a dance step. Ballett language...

Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Saxophones / Conrad Bauer, Trombone / Ulrich Gumpert, Piano / Günter Sommer, Drums, Percussion

"The four greats of German jazz – Conrad Bauer, Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, and Günter Sommer – have recorded..

Omri Ziegele: Alto Saxophone, Uzbek Flute, Vocals
Yves Theiler: Keyboards, Reed Organ
Dario Sisera: Percussion, Drums

“Under the band title Where's Africa Omri Ziegele has long played with Irène Schweizer. Now he presents That Hat, his second album in the trio formation with keyboarder Yves Theiler and drummer Dario Sisera. The three are interested in an Africa seen through the eyepiece of Central European musicians who know everything from jazz to rock.
"There are certain jazz...