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Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet Feat. Irene Schweizer - Jump! (Intakt, 2011)

The third release on Intakt by soprano saxophonist Jurg Wickihalder finds him in the company of the highly regarded pianist Irene Schweizer along with Fabian Gisler on bass and Michael Griener on drums, and they make for a formidable group. The spirit of Thelonious Monk seems to hang in the air as the group navigates five ...

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Furioso

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Warm-up Party; The Pocket Trumpet Man; Desert Voices; Lovers; Four In One; The Valley; Surfing And Flying; The Moonwalk; Played Twice; Autumn Child.

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Article: Album Review

Jurg Wickihalder Overseas Quartet: Furioso

Read "Furioso" reviewed by John Sharpe


Irrespective of the connections, the soprano saxophone clarion call opening Furioso immediately evokes the ghost of Steve Lacy. The debut disc from Swiss soprano saxophonist Jurg Wickihalder's Overseas quartet might be better titled Vivacissimo, such is the joy and vitality which springs out from every digital pit and pore. Though it was at Boston's ...

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Jurg Wickihalder Overseas Quartet: Furioso

Read "Furioso" reviewed by Nic Jones


The whole issue of how deep influences run is pervasive in a lot of places here. In this set largely of free bop, leader Jurg Wickihalder's soprano sax playing often evokes the spirit of Steve Lacy in everything but the quack. It's notable from the opening “Warm-up Party" where Wickihalder and Achille Succi on bass clarinet ...


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