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Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler: Inside Innocence (Intakt)

Omri Ziegele, saxophonist, composer and und leader of the small orchestra Billiger Bauer presents a duo with younger Zurich pianist Yves Theiler, presenting melodic compositions from both players performed with beautiful intuitive dialog.

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UPC: 7640120192181

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: ITK218
Squidco Product Code: 17560

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on September 12th, 2012 by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.


Omri Ziegele-alto saxophone, voice

Yves Theiler-piano

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Artist Biographies:

"Omri Ziegele: Born 1959 in Israel.

Studied in Boston and London with Bob Mover, Clifford Jordan and Chris Biscoe. Since 1980 professional musician; Concerts and international tours; Many projects and bands. 1983 Co-Founding Theater Circus Federlos Since 1996 Billiger Bauer with regular appearances in WIM Zürich. Duo with Irène Schweizer, Where's Africa Trio (with Irène Schweizer and Makaya Ntshoko) Schweizer Holz Trio with Urs Leimgruber and Hans Koch, Trio Noisy Minority, Brotherhood, duo with Yves Theiler, collaborations with the dancer / performer Dorothea Rust; Quartet with Israeli singer Efrat Alony. Various festival performances, tours at home and abroad. Some cultural prizes. Has created a platform for Zurich musicians with OHR. Co-initiator and program designer of the Zurich Jazz Festival "unerhört". Since 2014 he has been active as program designer of "OHR im Neumarkt" and "Jazz im Miller's".

Omri Ziegele sees himself as an improviser and composer, and free-rapper. And also as a cultural-political actor / activist, who is continually trying to keep things and states new facets, which make the present more colorful and lively. Today he is engaged in different contexts, composes for various formations and loves the improvisation in the most varied formations. On the alto saxophone he has found an unmistakable language of his own. Actually he is performing with the Trio Ziegele-Theiler-Hemingway, a double duo project (Ziegele-Theiler & Morgenthaler-Röllin), Tomorrow Trio with bassist Christian Weber and the Dutch drummer Han Bennink and a recently founded Trio with London musicians John Edwards and Mark Sanders. Regular concerts in Zurich with Where's Africa (with Yves Theiler & Dario Sisera)."

-Omri Ziegele Website (

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"Yves Theiler: piano & composition

Born in Zürich, Switzerland, on 23rd of December in 1987. After graduating from the K&S Art School for exceptionally talented instrumentalists, Yves Theiler obtained two Master diplomas of Arts in music at the music faculties of Zürich, Leipzig and Lucerne, where he studied under Richie BeirachandChris Wiesendanger among others. Yves Theiler made himself a big name in the Swiss jazz scene over the past few years as a young piano virtouso and as a highly respected composer. He was on tour with his band Yves Theiler Trio, Alexander von Schlippenbach Orchestra and MTQ, Castravez and Where's Africa to name a few. As a solo artist he performed at St. Moritz Festival da Jazz, at Winthertur Radio Festival and at the OHR Festival Zürich.

Yves has played with several international musicians like Omri Ziegele, Christoph Grab, Marcel Papeaux, Efrat Alony, Makaya Nsthoko, Raetus Flisch, Harald Haerter, Christian Wolfarth, Terrence McManus, Uli Kempendorff, Rudi Mahall, Yuri Goloubev, Rich Greenblatt, Dave Meier, Gerry Hemingway and others. He is theleader of "Yves Theiler Trio" with Yuri Goloubevand Lukas Mantel. As a co-member, he is part of the "DUO Omri Ziegele & Yves Theiler", the collective Trio "Things To Sounds", the duo The Zan and the duo Raetus Flisch & Yves Theiler. Frequently he's involved in projects with Uli Kempendorff from Berlin, Robert Lucaciu from Leipzig and Yuri Goloubev from Italy/Russia. As a sideman, Yves plays in the Matthias Tschopp Quartet, Luca Sisera's Roofer, Compo6 and Where's Africa. As a composer and arranger he works/worked for his piano trio, for the Zürich and Bern Jazz Werkstatt Collective, Zürich Ensemble MO-NO (new: "Space Garden"), the acoustic guitar duo Bohner & Piller and as an arranger he arranged Wagner pieces for Jazz Piano and Bass Duo for the Zürcher Festspiele 2013."

-Yves Theiler Website (

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track listing:

1. Land Of Many Smiles 7:42

2. Red Rose Speak 7:57

3. Broken Dreams 5:14

4. Home Is Where My Heart Grows Loud 5:51

5. Listen To The Poet 6:15

6. Camel, Where’'s My Land 4:29

7. Between 4:02

8. Inside Innocence 6:50
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"Omri Ziegele, saxophonist, composer and und leader of the small orchestra Billiger Bauer presents a duo with younger Zurich pianist Yves Theiler - after Ziegel had made his musical way for at least a decade and a half previously with the pianist Irène Schweizer (and two very successful CDs).

Bert Noglik writes about the music of Omri Ziegele - Yves Theiler: "Reaching the inner relationships at the core of music-making: the piano defines the space, grounds the saxophone's high-altitude flights: heaven and earth. But the instruments also soar and fly forward together, in correlation and in contrast, bound together yet open. Omri Ziegele and Yves Theiler react to each other in an instant, and also interact there where they might appear to be miles apart. They break each piece apart, pull back the curtain, abandon the safe ground. And all at once, when the sounds begin to warm our hearts, the melodies start to dance." "-Intakt

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