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Christian Weber

Christian Weber, currently living in Zürich, contributes his ideas and his wonderful instrument to many projects all over the world. Regular appearances
with Day & Taxi, Sudden Infant, Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Die Welttraumforscher, Collegium Novum, Stefan Heckel Group, Gegenklang ... Festival concerts
Druga Godba Ljubliana, Jazzfestival Zagreb, Jazz Meeting TelAviv, Jazz-Meeting Jerusalem, Jazzfest Wiesen, Jazz over Villach, Hörgänge Wien, Jazzfestival Schaffhausen, AMR Genf, Ice On Fire (Kuwait), Festival de Jazz Grenoble, Jazzfest Wien, unerhört!, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Uncool Poschiavo, Wien Modern, Moers Festival, LEM Barcelona, Jazzherbst Konstanz, Taktlos... Toured in
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, Ireland, Poland, Israel, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Kuwait, Croatia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Russia, USA Has worked with
Peter Kowald, Irène Schweizer, Werner Lüdi, Charles Gayle, Robert Dick, Boris Hauf, Bertrand Denzler, Peter K Frey, Lol Coxhill, Olaf Rupp, Ludwig Bekic, Jacques Demierre, Franz Hautzinger, Gerhard Herrmann, Co Streiff, Elliott Sharp, Wolfgang Reisinger, Gene Coleman, Stephan Wittwer, Nils Wogram, Steamboat Switzerland, Phil Minton, Willem Schulz, Andres Bosshard, Ben Jeger, Tom Varner, Joachim Kühn, Wolfgang Puschnig, Julian Argüelles, Charlotte Hug, Jason Kahn, John Butcher, Roger Rotor, Antoine Chessex, Kai Fagaschinski, Dave Phillips, Otomo Yoshihide, Johannes Bauer, Simon Nabatov, Bo Wiget, Evan Parker ...

Album

Auge

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Last Winter; Drops Of Light; Are Eyes Open; No Tears; The Pillow Book; Face Of the Bass; Calcagno; Out Of Sight; While In Rome; Motion In the Ocean; And If Not, Why Not; Underfelt; Who's Going To Bell The Cat?; The Ends Justify the Means.

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Article: Year in Review

Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The top jazz recordings of 2021, in the order in which they were encountered... Aki Takase / Christian Weber / Michael Griener Auge Intakt Records The ever mercurial Japanese-born, Berlin-based pianist Aki Takase presents her take on the piano trio. Teaming with bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener, she ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break

Read "Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Like Haitian-drums? Drummer Ches Smith does and he taps into the Voudo rhythm and spirit of Haiti on his new Path Of Seven Colors. Like Bob Dylan's music? The German quartet Absolutely Sweet Marie tackles nothing but; their third volume, Wherever You Roam, is just out and there are a some tunes from that featured. What ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Christoph Irniger's Open City: Retracing The Tenor's Evolution On Intakt Records

Read "Christoph Irniger's Open City: Retracing The Tenor's Evolution On Intakt Records" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


A sound poet of sorts, Swiss tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger has gained quite a reputation for his lyrical tone and creative penmanship, more often than not responsible for the majority of the memorable repertoire he records and performs. The poetic nature of his music is owed not only to the artists that have influenced him over ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Erika Dohi, Moby, Wildflower, Hasan Ibn Ali & Other New Releases

Read "Erika Dohi, Moby, Wildflower, Hasan Ibn Ali & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Tributes, pianists, and tributes to pianists are the core of this show, from homages to Paul Jackson by John Patitucci, Ennio Morricone by Stefano Di Battista, Alice Coltrane by Il Sogno, and Hasan Ibn Ali by Brian Marsella to available-at-last music by Ali himself and by British pianist Mike Taylor, both as leader and composer for ...

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Article: Album Review

The Workers: Altbüron

Read "Altbüron" reviewed by John Eyles


Altbüron is the first album release from The Workers, a newly-formed quartet of experienced Swiss improvisers, each of whom had previously collaborated with at least one other member; the quartet comprises soprano saxophonist Urs Leimgruber (born 1952), alto saxophonist, flautist and voice Omri Ziegele (born 1959), bassist Christian Weber (born 1972) and drummer Alex Huber (born ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Mixed Bag of New Releases

Read "A Mixed Bag of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


A mixed bag of great new sounds. After last year's successful big band outing, Blue Soul, guitarist Dave Stryker is back with his hard-driving, deep grooving B3 organ group on his new recording—Baker's Circle. The Tania Giannouli Trio's unique sounds have been described as Manfred Eicher's dream of a Mediterranean holiday. Tom Swafford and Zachary Swanson ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen

Read "Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New releases galore this edition to sift through and that's always enjoyable. Pianist Alexander Hawkins goes large ensemble on his new Togetherness Music and which is graced by the presence of the great Evan Parker; the Finnish duo of Timo Lassy and Teppo Makynen tear things down on the opening track; the trio of Brian Jones, ...

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Article: Album Review

Aki Takase: Auge

Read "Auge" reviewed by John Sharpe


While it might be Aki Takase's name which grabs the attention thanks to her illustrious track record, the trio on Auge represents a true co-operative, as the Berlin-based Japanese pianist joins forces with Swiss bassist Christian Weber and German drummer Michael Griener in a perfectly balanced triumvirate. Takase draws on an ouevre which ...


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