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Knut Rössler - Johannes Vogt

Octagon - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9496-2
  • Barcode: 614427949622
  • German Release: 21/05/2010
  • Genre: Crossover, Saxophone Jazz

"Unglaublich beeindruckend! Aus alter Musik und Jazz etwas Neues zu schaffen – das könnte Europas Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung des Jazz sein." KULTURSPIEGEL

CD € 17,50



Visible from afar, an impressive and curious building rises up from a hill in Apulia, Italy - the Castel del Monte castle, an octagon built during the time of Frederick II (1194-1250). It was here, at this mystical place, that the Heidelberg saxophonist Knut Rössler and lute player Johannes Vogt met the classical singer Ute Kreidler for some highly unusual night-time recording sessions. The magic and atmosphere of this place has inspired some musical encounters of a very special kind, and Octagon continues the idea behind the ACT debut Between The Times: “To unite jazz and early music to a meditative chamber music full of clear and flowing melodies.” (Stereoplay).The symmetrical, eight-sided Castel del Monte is a metaphor for the project which encompasses different cultures and eras. It has been said that the building, today a UNESCO w...

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Knut Rössler / saxophone
Johannes Vogt / lute, synth. guitar
Ute Kreidler / vocals
Werner Goos / percussion, synth. guitar
Günter Lenz / bass


Recording Information

Produced by Knut Rössler, Johannes Vogt & Werner Goos

Recorded by Werner Goos at Castel del Monte, Apulien (Italy) in Mai 2009, and in Heidelberg, in January 2010
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann, February 2010