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In Circles 11:38
The Loper 08:31
Farks Lark 08:25
Confession 07:02


Intakt CD 195

What cements the relationship of Swiss saxophonist Co Streiff and American trumpeter Russ Johnson, is a shared aesthetic, a belief that being progressive doesn't automatically require abandoning melody or groove. Their experience – Streiff leading various groups or work with pianist Irène Schweizer; Johnson as a sideman for nearly every one in New York – is the best in cross-cultural exchange. Streiff and Johnson coalesce for a wonderful sound, almost Vintage Blue Note before jumping decades to sound as modern as anything else out there. Most groups are either rife with nostalgia or, conversely, exchange method for memorability. The best do both and Streiff and Johnson have accomplished that with their first effort.



released November 14, 2011

Co Streiff: Altosaxophon, Soprano Saxophon
Russ Johnson: Trumpet
Christian Weber: Bass
Julian Sartorius: Drums

Music by Co Streiff and Russ Johnson. All pieces – except "Confession" – are recorded live in Biasca, Casa Cavalier Pellanda, June 4, 2011 by Gabriele Kamm, RSI. Recording production RSI Rete Due by Paolo Keller. "Confession" is recorded at Studio Powerplay Maur, May 30, 2011 by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Engineer: Martin Pearson. Radio producer: Peter Bürli. The recording is a coproduction of Radiotelevisione svizzera RSI Rete Due, Lugano and Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Concert promoted by Associazione Musibiasca, Festival "Jazz a Primavera" 2011. Editing: Christian Weber. Mix: Willy Strehler at Studio Klangdach, Guntershausen. Mastering: Walter Schmid, Winterthur. Cover art: Max Matter. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photo: Urs Schmid. Liner notes: Andrey Henkin. Produced by Co Streiff and Intakt Records. Published and copyright by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.


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