CCJO & Christof Lauer - Petite Fleur

In October, the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra will host the legendary Frankfurt tenor and soprano saxophonist Christof Lauer. Under the direction of the arranger Rainer Tempel, whose works will be heard in the first part, Christof Lauer will present his tribute to the music of Sidney Bechet in the second part, which was premiered under the title Petite Fleur with the NDR Bigband and recorded for the label ACT. Sidney Bechet is regarded as one of the founding fathers of jazz, an unrivalled soprano saxophonist born in New Orleans in 1897, whose French-Creole-inspired compositions anticipated the stylistic openness of jazz.

All the more exciting is the interpretation of Christof Lauer, coming from Free Jazz, who has developed his own unmistakable sound language through his involvement with Albert Ayler and Stan Getz and his collaboration with the Frankfurt School around Albert Mangelsdorff and Heinz Sauer, as well as with American jazz musicians such as Peter Erskine and the French avant-garde around Michel Godard and Marc Ducret.


Direction / Arrangements: Rainer Tempel

Soloist: Christof Lauer (tenorsax, sopransax)

Trp: Jan Schneider, Christian Winninghoff, Matthias Knoop, Matthias Bergmann

TB: Peter Schwatlo, Andreas Schickentanz, Ben Degen, Wolf Schenk

Sax: Marko Lackner, Frank Sackenheim, Niels Klein, Matthew Halpin, Marcus Bartelt

Guitar: Johannes Behr

Piano: Jürgen Friedrich

Bass: Volker Heinze

Drums: Silvio Morger

Sun, 27.10.2019

Christof Lauer (ts, ss), Jan Schneider (tr), Christian Winninghoff (tr), Matthias Knoop (tr), Matthias Bergmann (tr), Frank Sackenheim (sax), Niels Klein (sax), Matthew Halpin (sax), Marcus Bartelt (sax), Andreas Schickentanz (tb), Ben Degen (tb), Wolf Schenk (tb), Johannes Behr (g), Jürgen Friedrich (p), Volker Heinze (b), Silvio Morger (dr), Peter Schwatlo (tb)


concert hall Start 18:00

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