"Es sind Lieder ohne Worte, Hymnen auf das Empfinden. Sie jubilieren, sie swingen und lassen nicht los"
They were one of Europe’s jazz sensations in 2001. Their debut duo-CD "Shadows in the Rain" (ACT 9297-2) was hailed by the press as "one of the most beautiful and exciting CDs" of the year. Saxophonist Christof Lauer and pianist Jens Thomas interpreted songs from pop star Sting with a tempestuous beauty, paraphrasing such popular themes as "Every Breath You Take" and "Roxanne", and instilling in them an almost "jazz chamber-music" quality. On their new CD, "Pure Joy", all the compositions come from Lauer and Thomas.The things that listeners treasured on the duo’s debut album are once again on display on this CD: the concise, catchy melodies over piano ostinatos - the dynamic flexibility between smooth, sensitive changes and laceratingly explosive energy - the gripp...line up
Jens Thomas - piano
Christof Lauer - tenor & soprano saxophone
Recorded and Mastered by Johannes Wohlleben,
October, 15 - 16, 2002
24 bit digital recording at Bauer Studio Ludwigsburg, Germany
Produced by Jens Thomas and Christof Lauer