We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Brand new CD in jewel case. Comes with a booklet with original liner notes by Kevin Whitehead.


    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 Octopus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    Purchasable with gift card

      $27 USD or more 


Air 04:28
Ocean Avenue 05:19


Track listing:

1. Air 04:27
2. Ocean Avenue 05:18
3. Dovescape 07:05
4. Blue Tips 04:06
5. Octopus 05:33
6. Iceland 04:04
7. VGO 05:54
8. Dancin’ Structure 04:22
9. Cripple X 06:07
10. Peace in the End 02:57

Intakt CD 253

After the acclaimed album ‘Gowanus Canal’ in 2012, ‘Octopus’ is Christoph Irniger’s second release with his trio of Raffaele Bossard (double bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums). The album is a studio recording from last autumn and shows the ensemble in fantastic shape.

Irniger is a master of orchestration and rejects the hierarchy of soloist-plus-rhythm. Instead of using the compositions as springboards for solos, he finds interesting ways for the improvisations to underline the compositional characteristics.

‘Melody, arrangement, improvisation: the trio fuse them all into one tightly integrated and alluring package,’ writes
American jazz critic Kevin Whitehead, and emphasizing the strength of Irninger’s melodies he asks: ‘Why should pop bands (and their listeners) have all the fun?’

Reviews: www.intaktrec.ch/rev253-a.htm


released May 7, 2015

Christoph Irniger: Tenor Saxophone
Raffaele Bossard: Bass
Ziv Ravitz: Drums

All compositions by Christoph Irniger, except 3 & 9 by Raffaele Bossard (SUISA). Recorded in December, 2014, at Studio La Fonderie, Fribourg, by Florian Pittet. Mixed by Ziv Ravitz. Mastered by Martin Ruch. Liner notes: Kevin Whitehead. Photo: Peter Purgar. Cover art & graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Executive producer: Anja Illmaier. Produced by Christoph Irniger and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt. Published by Intakt Records.


all rights reserved



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.

contact / help

Contact Christoph Irniger

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Octopus, you may also like: