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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Brand new CD in jewel case. Comes with a booklet with original liner notes by Manfred Papst.


    Please note that you will receive only the CD, for downloading and streaming please go to my personal Intakt Record's bandcamp page at: christophirniger.bandcamp.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Open City via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ghost Cat via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Intakt CD 396

The quintet of Zurich tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger presents its fifth album on Intakt Records on the occasion of the band’s 10th anniversary. Over the years, the band has created a distinct ensemble identity and has matured into one of the most exciting ensembles of young European jazz. As a well-rehearsed unit, the band on Ghost Cat fulfills all the expectations that are nowadays placed on modern and innovative jazz based on an internal band democracy. “There is both clarity and maturity in the improvisational process plus a greater awareness of what each other is doing – at both an interpersonal level and how everyone fits into the overall architecture of the performance. Each player clearly understands the material at hand and constructs their improvisation around the mood of the composition and the collective endeavour, rather than launching out on their own personal muse”, writes Stuart Nicholson in the liner notes.

Reviews: www.intaktrec.ch/rev396.htm
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released January 20, 2023

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

All compositions by Christoph Irniger except “Four States of Mind”
by Raffaele Bossard.

Recorded April 8th and 9th, 2022 at Studio 2 at Radio RSI, Lugano-Besso, by Lara Persia. Mixed by Christoph Utzinger. Mastered at Pousaz Sound Lab by André Pousaz.

Cover art: Jamie Breiwick
Graphic design: Fiona Ryan
Photo: Frederic Laverriere
Liner notes: Stuart Nicholson

Produced by Christoph Irniger and Intakt Records. Published by Intakt Records. Intakt Records, P.O. Box, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland


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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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