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September 14th and 15th, 2004 at DRS Radio-studio 2, Zurich by Ron Kurz
Achim Escher-alto saxophone
Christoph Erb-tenor saxophone
Flo Stoffner-electric guitar
Marcel Stalder-electric bass
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"Born in the Swiss canton Wallis in 1972, trumpeter and part-time mountain guide Mengis probably is virtually unknown to most people. It thus comes as a surprise that his first release is for a label that has not pledged itself to promote and encourage local young talents but to track down adventurous and ambitious music of our time. Which, however, is another sign that the world of jazz has been undergoing fundamental changes for the past couple of years. Whoever still believes that New York is the hub of the jazz world is on the wrong track. Unfortunately many influential CD producers, festival organisers and music critics are still barking up this wrong tree (even in Europe), thus it will take some time for innovative impulses from regions which so far have been regarded as the periphery to be duly recognised. Globalisation, which has often been demonised, could turn out to be a truly positive force in this respect."-Tom Gsteiger
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"Christoph Erb performs regularly in Europe and the U.S with many musicians including: Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasciewicz, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, Frank Rosaly, Nate Wooley, Jamie Branch, Paul Lovens, Michael Vatcher, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Martin Schütz, Peter Schärli, Frantz Loriot, Julian Sartorius, Christian Weber and many others. He played several tours in Europe, Russia, USA and Southamerika.
In 2007 he has formed his own Label veto-records, and 2011 after a four month residence in Chicago the sublabel for improvised music veto-exchange.
2012 he received the Culture Award from the City of Lucerne."-Christoph Erb Website (http://www.erb.li/erb.php)
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