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Mountain Messenger - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9471-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94712 3
  • German Release: 25/04/2008
  • Genre: Saxophone Jazz

Unverkennbar „made by Depart“, dem derzeit vielleicht heißesten Trio-Kraftwerk

CD € 17,50



The decade between 1984 and 1995 was not a great one for jazz. After free jazz and fusion, stagnation had set in; it was even more of a reason for Depart to cause a sensation. This virtuoso trio of Viennese saxophonist Harry Sokal, and Swiss musicians bassist Heiri Känzig, and drummer Fredy Studer took the club and festival scene by storm. With its outrageous energy, open-ended style, and dynamism, this virtuoso trio anticipated much that has shaped the music’s development up to the present. In 1994 the three went their own ways. In retrospect, the next 12 years can be regarded as a time when each collected new material and enriched his vocabulary for new cooperative undertakings. When Reloaded (ACT 9453-2) came out in 2006, it was hailed as “comeback album of the year”. In reality, the trio has more or less gone in a new direction. Pa...

line up

Harry Sokal - tenor & soprano saxophone, effects
Heiri Känzig - double bass
Jojo Mayer - drums


Recording Information

Recorded by Ralf Metzler at Central Station Studio Ötztal, December 16 - 19, 2007
Edited and mixed by Roland Baumann at Studio TSB, Januar y 17 - 20, 2008 and February 6, 2008
Mastered by Harry Sokal at Marchfield Studio
Produced by Depart
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch