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S4 (Butcher / Kobi / Koch / Leimgruber): Cold Duck (Monotype)

A unique saxophone quartet from 4 distinctive players, all on soprano sax -- Johh Butcher, Christian Kobi, Hans Koch, and Urs Leimgruber -- creating an incredible array of sound and spontaneous composition with profound technical prowess and discerning discretion in dialog.

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product information:

UPC: 5908310927947

Label: Monotype
Catalog ID: mono096
Squidco Product Code: 21415

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at SFR Studio in Zurich, Switzerland on January 21st, 2015 by Martin Pearson.


Johh Butcher-soprano saxophone

Christian Kobi--soprano saxophone

Hans Koch-soprano saxophone

Urs Leimgruber-soprano saxophone

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track listing:

1. I 5:34

2. II 5:24

3. III 5:07

4. IV 12:06

5. V 5:31

6. VI 1:06

7. VII 3:20

8. VIII 5:54

9. IX 3:44
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"4 soprano saxophones and 4 friends in an unveiling and resonating output of creative energy in a form of improvised structure. There is no miss here. Experienced musicians and excellent skills connected with talent build up sonorous structures which surround the listener as an evolving ambience.The clichees of free-improvised music luckily steer away from this disc but you need proper surrounding, time and space to truly appreciate this form."-Monotype

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Artist Biographies:

"Hans Koch plays bass clarinet and soprano saxophone. He has played alongside of musicians such as Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, Fred Frith, Paul Lovens, Barry Guy, Barre Phillips, Phil Minton, Peter Kowald, Hans Reichel, Tom Cora, Jim O'Rourke, Fennesz, Elliott Sharp, Anthony Coleman, DJ M. Singe, Voicecrack, Günter Müller, Jean-Marc Montera, and Joëlle Léandre in Europe, America, and Asia-and still managed to maintain his association with the Koch-Schütz-Studer Trio. He has put out compact discs on various labels." (Dame, Ambiances Magnetiques) (

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