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    Brand new CD in jewel case. Comes with a booklet with original liner notes by Peter Margasak.


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Luce Oscura 04:58
Crosswinds 09:07


Track Listing:

1. Big Wheel 09:05
2. Luce Oscura 04:58
3. Point Of View 08:00
4. Miniature 01:16
5. Crosswinds 09:07
6. C Major Improvisation 03:37
7. Studio Song 03:34
8. Inside 06:56
9. Aeon 05:58

Intakt CD 323

Christoph Irniger, a prodigious stylist with a warm sound,
presents the third album with his band Pilgrim on Intakt Records.
With "Crosswinds" the saxophonist who relishes adventure
and surprise delivers a cultivated studio album. Multi-layered,
subtle and melodically entangled, the eight pieces radiate a
wondrous, atmospheric tranquility. A highly nuanced music with
a magical sound.

Peter Margasak writes in the liner notes: „Crosswinds – this
new, gorgeously considered, but luxuriantly open new recording
by tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger’s Pilgrim – is
palpably more relaxed on the surface than the quintet’s previous
albums, yet beneath that veneer of calm is intensely
focused and rigorous interplay as well as a level of risk-taking.
Irniger and his bandmates have developed a richly contemporary
sound that melds ideas from some of the most harmonically
advanced thinkers in the US with a distinctly European flavor
heard most explicitly“.


released January 18, 2019

Christoph Irniger: Tenor Saxophone
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Stefan Aeby: Piano
Raffaele Bossard: Bass
Michi Stulz: Drums

Reviews: intaktrec.ch/323.htm

Recorded April 15–18, 2018 and mixed June 21–22,
2018 by Gérard de Haro, assisted by Anaëlle Marsollier
at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France.
Mastered in July 2018 at Pousaz Sound Lab by André
Pousaz. Liner notes by Peter Margasak.
Cover art: le_steffou. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.


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Christoph Irniger Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss saxophonist, composer and bandleader. In recent years Irniger has made a name for himself in a range of line-ups, playing jazz, improvised music, rock and related musical styles.

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