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Michael Jaeger

Kerouac ist das innovative und eigenständige Quartett um den Zürcher Tenorsaxophonisten Michael Jaeger, das sich seit seinem starken Debüt "Erfindungen" im 2006 (Unit Records) in der Schweiz und dem nahen Ausland einen Namen gemacht hat. Konsequent suchen die vier Schweizer Musiker seit einigen Jahren nach neuem und authentischem Jazz, in dessen Zentrum das improvisierende Kollektiv steht. Die Synergien entstehen zwischen den jungen und herausfordernden Musikern Michael Jaeger am Tenorsaxophon, Vincent Membrez am Piano und Luca Sisera am Kontrabass sowie dem renommierten Walliser Schlagzeuger Norbert Pfammatter


Luca Sisera

For a good 15 years, Luca Sisera has been a sought-after bassist in the Swiss jazz and improvisation scene. Musically, he likes to operate in the charged environment between composition and improvisation. He is frequently seen on stage at various festivals and jazz clubs across Europe in over 100 concerts each year, whereby some tours and concerts have already taken him to Egypt, China, Jordan, Guatemala and America. To date, he has been involved in over 30 audio releases. Luca Sisera has also started working as a composer for his own quintet “Luca Sisera ROOFER”. As interdisciplinary projects have always interested him, Luca Sisera has also worked with authors, cabaret artists, dancers and visual artists, among others, as well as on theatre and film productions.

Dance Around in Your Bones

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Dance Around in Your Bones; We Shouldn’t Forget the Spell; Gate; Door in the Door; Mondsichel; Frog Spell; Manitoba; Road Stop; Apfelklappe.


Michael Jaeger Kerouac: Dance Around in Your Bones

Read "Dance Around in Your Bones" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Zurich-based saxophonist Michael Jaeger and his band Kerouac have been a well-known entity in the European progressive jazz community amid alternating personnel since 2006. Jaeger is a musical voyager and covers a broad sound-design spectrum, steeped in prismatic colorations and the axiomatic peaks and valleys. Rather uncannily, the musicians impart numerous variables as they shape a ...


Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Tanz; Goldfaden; Schwarzes Eis; Daha; Flexible; Frei Funf; Kluss; Outdoors.

Meets Greg Osby & Philipp Schaufelberger

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Tanz - 5:31; 02. Goldfaden - 6:36; 03. Schwarzes Eis - 2:16; 04. Daha - 8:18; 05. Flexible - 9:11; 06. Frei Fünf - 6:04; 07. Kluss - 4:31; 08. Outdoors - 12:26. Tutte le composizioni sono di Michael Jäeger.


Michael Jaeger: Kerouac

Read "Kerouac" reviewed by Nic Jones

The quartet of Jaeger, pianist Vincent Membrez, bassist Luca Sisera and drummer Norbert Pfammatter has been together for five years and the depth of playing experience that implies is evident in this release. The balance of the new and the familiar is rarely struck with such precision as this ensemble manages, but the presence of guests ...


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