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Peter Schärli

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Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095373029
Catnr: TCB 37302
Release date: 02 September 2022
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TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
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0725095373029
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TCB 37302
Release date
02 September 2022

"... Standards by Enrico Pieranunzi, Cole Porter, Horace Silver and Jimmy Heath, but also his own compositions, all rearranged by Schärli rearranged for several trumpets, shine in new splendor thanks to his skill."

Jazz'n More, 16-11-2022
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The queen of instruments is not the organ, as is often claimed; it is the trumpet. What a diversity of sounds it can produce! From radiantly bright to shadily muffled, it can whisper, mutter, boldly assert, eloquently recount, laugh and cry... – and just about all of it can be heard on these two CDs. Three wonderful trumpeters from two generations get together to play, supported by a rhythm section that provides everything a soloist on stage needs to take off.

At the beginning of the noughties, Peter Schärli, today’s doyen of Swiss jazz trumpeters and at that time one of the up-and-coming soloists, had the excellent idea of presenting himself together with colleagues and demonstrating the diversity of his instrument to the audience. The two concerts presented here are each the first of a longer series: all is not perfect yet, but one can sense the great potential that lay within these regrettably short-lived bands.

The rhythm section, with Vince Benedetti, Swiss by choice, on the piano, Hämi Hämmerli on the bass, and the sadly deceased Peter Schmidlin on the drums, sets the standard for what is to be played: standards, namely – swinging and contemporary jazz. And the trumpeters are happy to meet this challenge, each in his own way. The three are easy to distinguish. Peter Schärli lets his instrument shine, his sound is radiant, bright, and clear, and as an improviser he relies on it, prefers to play less and more simply, but all the more essentially. His colleague Lars Lindvall, a few years younger, originally from Sweden and living in Switzerland, plays a darker sound, penetrating the chords searchingly, at times introspectively, then again elegantly.

A particularly nice idea of Peter Schärli’s was to include his former teacher Umberto Arlati. “Umbi”, as the whole world called him, embodies the first generation of jazz players after the war; he improvises entirely in the spirit of the 1950s hard-boppers, and his version of “Body and Soul” rendered here is stunning. There are not too many recordings of Umbi, so these ones form an important part of his legacy.

In sum, this is strong music, played by strong musicians – and a great pleasure to listen to. One wishes one could have been there at the time!
Die Königin der Instrumente ist nicht die Orgel, wie oft behauptet wird; es ist die Trompete. Was für eine Vielfalt von Klängen kann sie hervorbringen! Von strahlend hell bis schattig dumpf kann sie flüstern, murmeln, kühn behaupten, wortgewaltig erzählen, lachen und weinen... - und so ziemlich alles davon ist auf diesen beiden CDs zu hören. Drei wunderbare Trompeter aus zwei Generationen kommen zusammen, um zu spielen, unterstützt von einer Rhythmusgruppe, die alles bietet, was ein Solist auf der Bühne braucht, um abzuheben.

Peter Schärli, der heutige Doyen der Schweizer Jazztrompeter und damals einer der aufstrebenden Solisten, hatte Anfang der Nullerjahre die hervorragende Idee, sich zusammen mit Kollegen zu präsentieren und dem Publikum die Vielfalt seines Instruments zu demonstrieren. Die beiden hier vorgestellten Konzerte sind jeweils die ersten einer längeren Reihe: Noch ist nicht alles perfekt, aber man spürt das grosse Potenzial, das in diesen leider kurzlebigen Bands steckt.

Die Rhythmusgruppe mit dem Wahlschweizer Vince Benedetti am Klavier, Hämi Hämmerli am Bass und dem leider verstorbenen Peter Schmidlin am Schlagzeug gibt vor, was zu spielen ist: Standards, nämlich swingenden und zeitgenössischen Jazz. Und die Trompeter nehmen diese Herausforderung gerne an, jeder auf seine Weise. Die drei sind leicht zu unterscheiden. Peter Schärli lässt sein Instrument glänzen, sein Klang ist strahlend, hell und klar, und als Improvisator verlässt er sich darauf, spielt lieber weniger und einfacher, aber dafür umso wesentlicher. Sein ein paar Jahre jüngerer Kollege Lars Lindvall, ursprünglich aus Schweden und in der Schweiz lebend, spielt einen dunkleren Klang, durchdringt die Akkorde suchend, mal introspektiv, dann wieder elegant.

Eine besonders schöne Idee von Peter Schärli war es, seinen ehemaligen Lehrer Umberto Arlati einzubeziehen. "Umbi", wie ihn alle Welt nannte, verkörpert die erste Generation der Nachkriegsjazzer; er improvisiert ganz im Sinne der Hardbopper der 1950er Jahre, und seine hier wiedergegebene Version von "Body and Soul" ist umwerfend. Es gibt nicht allzu viele Aufnahmen von Umbi, so dass diese einen wichtigen Teil seines Vermächtnisses bilden.

Alles in allem ist dies starke Musik, gespielt von starken Musikern - und ein großes Vergnügen, ihr zuzuhören. Man wünscht sich, man hätte damals dabei sein können!

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Peter Schärli (trumpet)

Peter Schärli trumpeter / composer / bandleader, teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, born in Schötz LU. He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten. He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford... 'Jerry Dental Kollekdoof'...
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Peter Schärli trumpeter / composer / bandleader, teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, born in Schötz LU. He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten.
He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford... "Jerry Dental Kollekdoof" (music theater), "Cameleon" (salsa), "Steel Pulse" (reggae), "Conelli" und "Roncalli" (circus), "Federlos" (circus theater), "Legfek Orchester" by Urs Blöchlinger, "Le Phils Ocean Park" by Roland Philipp, "European Chaos String Quintet", Michel Wintsch and "Road Movie featuring Gerry Hemingway", "Donat Fisch Quartett", soloist in projects by Daniel Ott, "erb_gut featuring Peter Schärli", "Orkester Ben Jeger", "Root Down" by Tommy Meyer... Peter Schärli has played at music and theater festivals in Europe, India, the former USSR, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia. Currently he mostly works with his own bands: "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" (Glenn Ferris, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli), "Schärli -Moreira-Feigenwinter", "Sound Experience" (Lauren Newton, Sylwia Zytynska, Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Peter Schärli) and "Peter Schärli: Don’t Change Your Hair For Me" (Sandy Patton, Antonia Giordano, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli). As a sideman he presently plays with "Roberto Domeniconi >>Vierklang", "Der Grosse Bär", the "Federlosband" by Co Streiff, "Jazzinteam" by Gitte Deubelbeiss etc. He has also cooperated as a composer and/or trumpet player in several theaters, circusses, films and radio plays. Peter Schärli teaches music at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he began instructing in 1981.

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Peter Schmidlin (drums)

Born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1947. Started playing drums at age 14 (1961), basically autodidact. Won first price as best drummer at the International Jazz Festival, Zürich, in 1963 at age 16. Started as professional drummer in 1965, playing with various internationally known musicians, such as : Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson Jr, Don Bayas, Helen Humes, Bob Carter and others. As of 1969, free-lancing as a jazz-drummer. He did concerts, recordings, tv-productions and festivals in various European countries with American and European musicians.  1971 joining the JAZZ LIVE TRIO of radio Zürich as permanent ‘house-drummer’. Live radio recordings till 1983 with many well known jazz artists, such as : Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Gianni Basso, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Benny Bailey, Gunter Schuller,...
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Born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1947. Started playing drums at age 14 (1961), basically autodidact. Won first price as best drummer at the International Jazz Festival, Zürich, in 1963 at age 16. Started as professional drummer in 1965, playing with various internationally known musicians, such as : Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson Jr, Don Bayas, Helen Humes, Bob Carter and others.
As of 1969, free-lancing as a jazz-drummer. He did concerts, recordings, tv-productions and festivals in various European countries with American and European musicians. 1971 joining the JAZZ LIVE TRIO of radio Zürich as permanent ‘house-drummer’. Live radio recordings till 1983 with many well known jazz artists, such as : Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Gianni Basso, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Benny Bailey, Gunter Schuller, Art Farmer, Shahib Shihab, Slide Hampton, Jiggs Wigham, Lee Konitz, Kai Winding, Albert Mangelsdorff, Vicho Vicencio, Ferdinand Povel, Volker Kriegel, Karl-Hans Berger, Enrico Rava, Horace Parlan, Tony Scott, Idrees Sulieman, Hugo Heredia, Clifford Jordan, Eje Thelin and many others.
Between 1972 - 77 member of MAGOG, internationally respected Swiss Jazz Group, playing at many international festivals : Montreux 1972 & 74, Châteauvallon, Alassio, Bologna, Bergamo, Ljubljana, Prerov, Brno, Zürich, Willisau, Lerici and others.
1978 - 90 playing tours in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, France etc with different soloists and/or groups : Tete Montoliu trio, Horace Parlan trio, Benny Bailey quintet, Dusko Goykovich quintet, George Robert quartet, Jimmy Woode trio, Clark Terry, Deedee Bridgewater, Curtis Fuller, Sal Nistico/Rachel Gould quintet and others. 1988 programming first ‘TCB-night’ for Claude Nobs at the Montreux Jazz Festival at the ‘Q’s’ Jazzclub. 1989 participating in SwissTV-production ‘JAZZ IN’ with Cedar Walton, Gary Burton, Andy Scherrer and Marc Johnson. 1991 Founder of TCB Music, Montreux (TCB - The Montreux Jazz Label), a Swiss Jazz label, where he produced more than 350 titles (situation 2010) distributed in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa etc.
Also in 1991 world tour with the George Robert quartet (during 6 weeks in USA together with Clark Terry), touring through 13 countries (USA, Canada, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, India and the Middle East). A total of 65 concerts during 100 days for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation (CH-91).
1992 - 93 various tours with Benny Bailey, Tom Kirkpatrick, William Evans, Clark Terry and the George Robert quartet. 1994 -2002 tours and recordings with Cojazz and Cojazz plus, Hans Kennel Group feat. Mark Soskin, Franco Ambrosetti quartet and many more. Participation again at various festivals (Montreux, Munster, Sicily, Aviliano, Fribourg etc) and concerts with Benny Golson, Alice Day, Buddy De Franco, Steve Grossman, Dusko Goykovich, Gianni Basso, Theri Thornton, Bobby Shew, Jon Davis and others. Ongoing work for TCB - The Montreux Jazz Label, releasing 10-15 new cds per year, especially supporting new talents. In 1998 receives SUISA prize for his work as a musician and jazzproducer. July 1999 programming another ‘TCB-Night’ at the Miles Davis Hall, for the Montreux Jazz Festival /Claude Nobs.
Peter Schmidlin was introduced in the 2000 edition of ‘The Biographical Enzyclopedia of Jazz’ by Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler (Oxford University Press).
2000 Preparing concept/program of ‘Swiss Jazz Club’ at Midem, worlds largest musicbusiness-gathering. He is programming and presenting the ‘Swiss Jazz Club’ at the famous Carlton Hotel (Croisette) during 5 years.
In 2001 creating (with Thierry Lang/Yvan Ischer) ‘Ollon du Jazz’, a 3 day jazz event near Montreux. Becomes member of committee of ‘SMS’ Swiss Jazz/Improvising Musicians Syndicate. 2002 becomes member of committee of SUISA Foundation of Music succeeding former member Claude Nobs.
2003 mentioned in latest edition of ‘Jazz-Lexikon’ (RoRoRo), most important Enzyclopedia of Jazz in Germany, written by Martin Kunzler. Ongoing playing with Thierry Lang Tio featuring harmonica player Olivier Ker Ourio. Concert with Franco Ambrosetti at Bergamo Jazz Festival together with Claudio Angeleri Group. Also in 2003, recording 3 CDs with Thierry Lang for the Blue Note Label including Paolo Fresu, Andy Scherrer, Didier Lockwood, George Robert and Olivier Ker Ourio (released spring 2004). 2005 tours/concerts with the Thierry Lang Trio, sometimes including George Robert or Olivier Ker Ourio or Didier Lockwood or Paolo Fresu and Andy Scherrer as guests. Invited in May 05 by the president of Czekia, Mr. Vaklav Klaus, to play in the castle of Prague and in the famous Reduta Jazz Club (which Bill Clinton made famous in 94) with the Thierry Lang Trio and George Robert. 2006 release of another Blue Note CD with George Robert, Thierry Lang and Heiri Känzig ‘Wing Span’ and various concerts in Switzerland/ Austria and Germany with same group. July 06 concert with this quartet plus saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Geneva.
2007 release of the latest CD with Thierry Lang on Blue Note ‘Dedicated to You’. Concerts and club-dates with same Trio. Concerts with Cojazz and singer Alice Day. Tour with ‘Twobones’ feat. Dado Moroni to celebrate 20 years of existence of the group ‘Twobones’. Concerts with various soloists, such as John Marshall, Ferdinand Povel, Rob Barga, Caroline & Herman Breuer and the Chuck Manning quartet plus David Lynx and Glenn Ferris and others.
In 2008 - 14 playing regularly with Cojazz Trio and Thierry Lang Trio. Performing at various Festivals and clubs with Thierry Lang and Glenn Ferris, George Robert, Paolo Frésu, Claudio Roditi, Dado Moroni, Jon Davis, Andy Scherrer and Isla Eckinger, mainly in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria. After playing a series of concerts with Thierry Lang, Olivier Ker-Ourio, Stephan Kurmann and Thomas Dobler in July 2014, due to some health issues he decided to stop his musical activities.

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Umberto Arlati (trumpet)

Lars Lindvall (trumpet)

Composer(s)

Peter Schärli (trumpet)

Peter Schärli trumpeter / composer / bandleader, teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, born in Schötz LU. He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten. He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford... 'Jerry Dental Kollekdoof'...
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Peter Schärli trumpeter / composer / bandleader, teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, born in Schötz LU. He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten.
He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford... "Jerry Dental Kollekdoof" (music theater), "Cameleon" (salsa), "Steel Pulse" (reggae), "Conelli" und "Roncalli" (circus), "Federlos" (circus theater), "Legfek Orchester" by Urs Blöchlinger, "Le Phils Ocean Park" by Roland Philipp, "European Chaos String Quintet", Michel Wintsch and "Road Movie featuring Gerry Hemingway", "Donat Fisch Quartett", soloist in projects by Daniel Ott, "erb_gut featuring Peter Schärli", "Orkester Ben Jeger", "Root Down" by Tommy Meyer... Peter Schärli has played at music and theater festivals in Europe, India, the former USSR, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia. Currently he mostly works with his own bands: "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" (Glenn Ferris, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli), "Schärli -Moreira-Feigenwinter", "Sound Experience" (Lauren Newton, Sylwia Zytynska, Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Peter Schärli) and "Peter Schärli: Don’t Change Your Hair For Me" (Sandy Patton, Antonia Giordano, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli). As a sideman he presently plays with "Roberto Domeniconi >>Vierklang", "Der Grosse Bär", the "Federlosband" by Co Streiff, "Jazzinteam" by Gitte Deubelbeiss etc. He has also cooperated as a composer and/or trumpet player in several theaters, circusses, films and radio plays. Peter Schärli teaches music at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he began instructing in 1981.

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Press

... Standards by Enrico Pieranunzi, Cole Porter, Horace Silver and Jimmy Heath, but also his own compositions, all rearranged by Schärli rearranged for several trumpets, shine in new splendor thanks to his skill.
Jazz'n More, 16-11-2022

Two fine albums by top musicians, an absolute must!
Rootstime, 10-8-2022

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Disc #1
01.
Mid-Morning Surge
05:24
(Vince Benedetti) Vince Benedetti, Hämi Hämmerli, Lars Lindvall, Peter Schmidlin, Peter Schärli
02.
Echi
09:10
(Enrico Pieranunzi) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti
03.
Twin Cities
05:55
(Vince Benedetti) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti
04.
My Funny Valentine
09:07
(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti
05.
Trane’s Serenade
05:53
(Vince Benedetti) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti
06.
Love for Sale
12:05
(Cole Porter) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti

Disc #2
01.
Strollin’
07:48
(Horace Silver) Vince Benedetti, Hämi Hämmerli, Lars Lindvall, Peter Schmidlin, Peter Schärli, Umberto Arlati
02.
Dark Nights
07:36
(Peter Schärli) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti, Umberto Arlati
03.
But for Me
06:06
(Lars Lindvall) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti, Umberto Arlati
04.
Body and Soul
07:40
(Johnny Green) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti, Umberto Arlati
05.
Sunday Morning
07:59
(Peter Kosch) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti, Umberto Arlati
06.
Gemini
10:39
(Jimmy Heath) Peter Schärli, Peter Schmidlin, Lars Lindvall, Hämi Hämmerli, Vince Benedetti, Umberto Arlati
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