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My World 06:16
Calling 04:40
Ballad 04:19
The New Dope 04:08
Time 04:33


Intakt CD 349

After the acclaimed albums Gowanus Canal (2012) and Octopus (2015), Christoph Irniger and his trio with bassist Raffaele Bossard and drummer Ziv Ravitz present Open City: extended by the American alto saxophonist Loren Stillman and guest Nils Wogram on trombone. Familiar with the jazz tradition, the extended trio makes an up-to-date musical statement. With playful wit and melodic inventiveness, the ensemble, which is oriented towards song structures, combines arrangement and improvisation to form a harmonious and seductive musical statement. "They are not only eminent technicians, they are also adept at interplay, like sleepwalkers. With Loren Stillman and Nils Wogram Christoph Irniger's trio creates music which unites intelligence and passion, timeless yet up to date," writes Manfred Papst in the liner notes.



released August 21, 2020

Christoph Irniger: Tenor Saxophone
Raffaele Bossard: Bass
Ziv Ravitz: Drums
Loren Stillman: Alto Saxophone
Nils Wogram: Trombone

Recorded January 19 & 20, 2020, at Hardstudios in Winterthur by Michael Brändli. Recording coproduced by Radio SRF2 Kultur. Mixed by Ziv Ravitz. Mastered in April 2020 at Hardstudios in Winterthur by Michael Brändli. Cover art: Jazzberry Blue. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Manfred Papst. Photo: Ziv Ravitz. Published by Intakt Records. Produced by Christoph Irniger and Intakt Records.


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Christoph Irniger Zürich, Switzerland

Christoph Irniger, born 1979, is a Swiss saxophonist, composer and bandleader. In recent years, Irniger has made a name for himself in a range of line-ups, playing jazz, rock and related musical styles. His work has been documented on twenty albums to date. He has played concerts and tours throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. ... more

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