Christof Lauer

Heaven - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9420-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94202 9
  • German Release: 01/11/2003
  • Genre: Norwegian Jazz, Christmas Jazz

CD des Monats Januar 2004

No longer available – out of print

Christmas songs! Not exactly what you’d expect from Rebekka Bakken, the risk-taking shooting star of the exploding Scandinavian vocal scene, Christof Lauer, the equally stormy and thoughtful sound magician of all timeless post-post and pre-pre styles and Geir Lysne, the most important European reviver of the big band score.This music will certainly not be heard on the third week of Advent in the lifts of department stores.  Which doesn’t mean that they approach the subject arrogantly or in an ironic deconstructive manner. They treat the spiritual templates between chorale and folksong with respect for the former aims and atmospheric uniqueness. The world-weary hits such as  "Jingle Bells" and "Oh Christmas Tree" have anyway been left outside in the blizzard. Lauer’s approach to this material is without aff...

line up

Christof Lauer – tenor & soprano saxophone
Sondre Bratland – vocals
Rebekka Bakken – vocals
The Norwegian Brass
Geir Lysne - arrangements / conductor

Recording Information

Recorded at Valerengen krike, Oslo, Norway, on May 29 and 30, 2003
24-bit-digital recording and mastering by Jan-Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Siegfried Loch