Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 1999
"Die Musik hat ‘thrill’ und ‘suspense’, fesselt wie ein Film"
Christof Lauer has long been counted as one of the most important saxophonists on the European jazz scene. His tenor solos on "Flying Carpets" and "Facing Interviews" and the soprano solos on "Ferma L’Ali", and "Human Voice" are only a few of the many examples of his abilities as a relaxed, self-assured storyteller on the one hand, and a hard-blowing bundle of energy precariously balancing on the borderlines of the physically possible on the other.Because Lauer understands jazz’s and European classical music’s past, he is able to pick and choose from the rich abundance of creative ideas and styles which his many predecessors have produced, and integrate what passes best into his own personality. In this sense, he is a traditionalist; the voices of the past are quoted but not copied.In Frenchman M...line up
Recorded at CMP Studio, Zerkall, Germany
on September 23 - 28, 1998
Engineer: Walter Quintus
Produced by Walter Quintus and Christof Lauer