In the Impro section of this website I publish my most recent tracks, ideas that came out during playing and happened to get recorded.
It was a great opportunity to create, record and broadcast this solo performance during the Corona Lockdown on this well-known Austrian radio station. It is a mix of fully improvised tunes and solo recordings of some of my tunes that have previously been recorded with different groups.
Norma Winstone, England’s finest jazz vocalist, returns with a trio featuring German reedman Klaus Gesing and Italian pianist Glauco Venier (both of whom make their ECM debuts here) and a superb programme that takes in songs from Cole Porter to Peter Gabriel, a free calypso, a tribute to Coltrane, adaptations of Satie, folk songs, Pasolini and more and flows like an extended suite. Winstone’s lyrics reveal a real poetic sensibility, and both Gesing and Venier are fine jazz composers who put their considerable instrumental skills in the service of the songs. The result: a unique and special group language and one of the season’s outstanding recordings.
(Text taken from www.ecmrecords.com)
A big part of my musical socialisation took place in large ensembles.
It was a natural step to start to adopt some of my compositions for large ensemble. I have been fortunate to record some of my arrangements with the Jazz Big Band Graz.