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"This music that is always able to scare your grandmother, but also tells stories that are worth being told." Rolf Thomas, Jazzthetik DE This fall the Switzerland based band Cowboys from Hell present their third album “Running Man”. The Cowboys show much more variety in their music than their name may suggest. They create a musical hurricane out of funk-grooves, then rock riffs or electronics. You are reminded of Frank Zappa and Rage Against The Machine – you recognize influences of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and hear quotes from Jazz and Pop – or you might even think of movie soundtracks. Over the years the trio has gone through a surprisingly multi-faceted development

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Christoph Irniger

Christoph Irniger, born 1979, is a Swiss saxophonist, composer and bandleader. According to the Sunday edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung he is “undoubtedly one of the greatest talents of his generation.” In recent years, Irniger has made a name for himself in a range of line-ups, playing jazz, rock and related musical styles. As a musician from a generation which likes to work on multiple projects in eclectic styles, he leads a range of outfits, all distinct and surprising musically. The Swiss magazine Jazz ’N‘ More writes: “He comes up with something new each time by leaving the beaten tracks of sound

Running Man

Label: Double Moon Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Brechstang; Running Man; First Song; Speeed of Sound; Wicked Game; Urbi et Orbit; The Slope; It'll be fine; Vintage Babe

ARTICLE: RADIO

Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth and Philip Zoubek

Read "Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth and Philip Zoubek" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Master drummer Andrew Cyrille turned 79 in November. His wonderful new recording Lebroba, following on the heels of his acclaimed The Declaration of Musical Independence proves age has little to do with creativity. You'll hear two tracks from the new release which features Bill Frisell and Wadada Leo Smith, another septuagenarian at peak powers.

Big Fish

Label: Double Moon Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Horror Show; Hymn for the Sailor; Hymn for the Traitor; Walk; Hilverblues; Big Fish; Mary Jane; WWW; Hell Wach; Sandfrau

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Cowboys from Hell: Big Fish

Read "Big Fish" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ascoltando questo Big Fish del trio Cowboys from Hell potrebbe venire in mente una parodia del titolo di uno dei celebri libri di Ian Fleming dedicati alla saga di James Bond: “Dalla Svizzera con Furore". Infatti i tre ragazzi che compongono il gruppo cercano di sbriciolare le regole convenzionali associate ad un trio con sax, basso ...

Monster Rodeo

Label: Altri Suoni
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Cow (Cowboys from Hell); 02. Dunschtig (Cowboys from Hell); 03. Schiller (Cowboys From Hell); 04. Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel); 05. Lonesome Bill (Cowboys from Hell); 06. Chrampf (Cowboys from Hell); 07. Halloween (John Carpenter, lyrics Andi Peter); 08. Cowboys Against the Machine (Cowboys from Hell); 09. Iphigenia (Cowboys From Hell)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Cowboys from Hell: Monster Rodeo

Read "Monster Rodeo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

“I cowboys arrivano in città! Abbassate le serrande, tenete le figlie in casa e mettete in sicurezza i vostri specchi. I rudi cavalieri dell'inferno hanno la pistola nervosa”. Non è la pubblicità del prossimo film truce di Tarantino. Nulla a che fare con gli horror di serie b. Tutt’altro. È semplicemente un estratto della promozione dei ...


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