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European Tales

Cojazz meets Bruno Spoerri

European Tales

Price: € 9.95
Format: CD
Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095313025
Catnr: TCB 31302
Release date: 25 May 2012
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Label
TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC
0725095313025
Catalogue number
TCB 31302
Release date
25 May 2012
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About the album

The Swiss Cojazz Trio exists since 1988 and there are already a few Cojazz CDs released on TCB. Andy Scherrer, Isla Eckinger and Peter Schmidlin, all 3 born in Basle, Switzerland, know each other already since the sixties and have played a lot together during almost 50 years now.
Saxophonist Bruno Spoerri, also born in Basle, is also playing since the sixties and it was him who had the idea to produce this CD. He suggested using exclusively European titles. The result is a very relaxed session with a few known and some less known melodies from different European countries. This is a happy CD for happy people.

Ted O’Rilley, writer of the liner notes says (excerpt):
A favorite magazine cartoon showed a band of young musicians in a studio, with the producer suggesting "Let's do one more take, with more emphasis on tone, harmony, melody, rhythm, tempo, musicianship, composition and originality." That's not needed here. These four artists have complete control of their craft, and have been showing it for five decades of international music-making. Perhaps, as Swiss musicians at the crossroads of the European continent, they've had extra sources of inspiration……..
Das Schweizer Trio Cojazz existiert seit 1988 und es sind schon einige Cojazz CDs auf TCB erschienen. Die 3 Basler Andy Scherrer, Isla Eckinger und Peter Schmidlin haben ihre Karrieren zusammen schon in den sechziger Jahren angefangen und blicken also auf eine bald 50 jährige musikalische Zusammenarbeit zurück. Der Saxophonist Bruno Spoerri, ebenfalls in Basel geboren und auch schon seit den Sechzigern musikalisch in verschiedensten Gruppen und Bands aktiv hatte die Idee der Zusammenarbeit Cojazz und machte auch den Vorschlag, nur Europäische Titel zu spielen. Das Resultat ist eine relaxte Session, mit bekannten und weniger bekannten Titeln, schönen Melodien und Harmonien und herrlich swingend. Eine CD so richtig zum Ausspannen.

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Bruno Spoerri

Bruno Spoerri (b. 1935) played as a saxophonist in various jazz groups as a student, and from 1956 with the Modern Jazz Group Freiburg. From 1957 to 1975 he was a member of the Metronome Quintet and the quintet of Remo Rau and Hans Kennel. From 1964 he composed for commercials, and from 1967 freelanced as composer and sound engineer. He made early experiments with electrified saxophone, the Ondes Martenot and EMS synthesizers. He cooperated with Hans Deyssenroth and Joël Vandroogenbroeck (Brainticket). Spoerri was musical director of the Zurich Jazz Festival between 1970 and 1973 and again from 1975 to 1977. For a long time he played with Albert Mangelsdorff, Reto Weber, Christy Doran and Ernst Reijseger. Touring has taken him...
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Bruno Spoerri (b. 1935) played as a saxophonist in various jazz groups as a student, and from 1956 with the Modern Jazz Group Freiburg. From 1957 to 1975 he was a member of the Metronome Quintet and the quintet of Remo Rau and Hans Kennel. From 1964 he composed for commercials, and from 1967 freelanced as composer and sound engineer. He made early experiments with electrified saxophone, the Ondes Martenot and EMS synthesizers. He cooperated with Hans Deyssenroth and Joël Vandroogenbroeck (Brainticket).

Spoerri was musical director of the Zurich Jazz Festival between 1970 and 1973 and again from 1975 to 1977. For a long time he played with Albert Mangelsdorff, Reto Weber, Christy Doran and Ernst Reijseger. Touring has taken him to the USA, Japan, India and Ethiopia, among other places. He’s also created music for commercials, documentaries and feature films (including Markus Imhoof’s “Tauwetter”, Rolf Lyssy’s “Teddy Bär”, H.U. Schlumpf’s “Der Kongress der Pinguine”). Spoerri is editor and co-author of the works “Jazz in Switzerland - History and Stories” (Chronos-Verlag, Zurich 2005) and “Music from Nothing” (Chronos-Verlag, Zurich 2010) on the history of electroacoustic music in Switzerland. He works with interactive computer systems that give him the opportunity to enter into musical communication with his devices. Spoerri worked as a lecturer at the music academies in Zurich, Biel and Lucerne. In 2015 he received the Golden Medal of Honor from the Canton of Zurich, and in 2017 the Swiss Jazz Award for his life’s work.


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