Christof Lauer

Road Movies - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9429-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94292 0
  • German Release: 01/09/2004
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

"Entfesselt, souverän, leidenschaftlich" (DIE ZEIT)

No longer available – out of print

Power. Let’s get straight to the point. The great fascination of this group led by pianist Eric Watson and saxophonist Christof Lauer is the enormous power which the quartet knows well how to harness.Everything else that we can expect from these gentlemen follows on naturally. In Lauer’s case, it’s the overflowing imagination, fired by a stupendous technical virtuosity through which every idea is realisable and which is able to consider the feasible potential of any idea from all directions: not just the various musical structures from bebop patterns to Coltrane’s "sheets of sound", but also the heart-melting ballads, the wonderful kaleidoscope of tones from deep sonorities to imperious overtones. It’s the free collective spirit that gives enough space for subliminal encounters and intelligently disguised references to themes...

line up

Eric Watson – piano
Christof Lauer – tenor & soprano saxophones
Claude Tchamitchan – double bass
Christophe Marguet – drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Gerard de Haro at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes les Fontaines, France on July 31 and August 1, 2003
Mixed by Gerard de Haro on September 15, 2003
Mastered by Thomas Verdeaux and Gilles Olivesi at Studio La Buissonne
Produced by Eric Watson