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Amberg, Elio / Christoph Baumann: Life In A Pond (Creative Sources)

Nine freely improvised introspections as "enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment" from Lucerne, Switzerland based tenor saxophonist Elio Amberg and pianist Christoph Baumann, wonderful miniatures of great style and skill, a diverse exploration of their fictional pond that's quite spellbinding and exciting.
 

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Elio Amberg-tenor saxophone

Christoph Baumann-piano


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UPC: 5609063404753

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs475
Squidco Product Code: 25027

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Gabriel Studio in Stalden, Germany, on May 3rd, 2016, by Martin Ruch.

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"Nine enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment."-from the cover.

Nine freely improvised introspections as "enlightening spots on different forms of life in a rather muddy environment" from Lucerne, Switzerland based tenor saxophonist Elio Amberg and pianist Christoph Baumann, wonderful miniatures of great style and skill, a diverse exploration of their fictional pond that's quite spellbinding and exciting.


Artist Biographies

"Elio Amberg is a middle-aged saxophonist and bass clarinetist from Lucerne. His musical language is strong, independent and very personal. He plays in many different bands from all over Switzerland."

-Instrumentor (Translated by Google) (https://www.instrumentor.ch/elio-amberg)
2/26/2024

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"Christoph Baumann: Piano / co-leader. Born in 1954. Lives in Wettingen (Aargau)

Is a jazz musician, pianist, composer and music educator. With his own groups or as a sideman he appeared at festivals such as: Montreux, Willisau, Zurich, Schaffhausen, San Sebastian, Vilnius, Tallinn, Kaunas, Nimes, Santjago de Cuba, Havana, Bangalore, Sofia, Cluny, Moscow etc. For various groups he wrote music, such as a composition for classical orchestra and Latin percussion, for various theater projects: Jerry Dental Kollekdoof, Danuser, Kolin & Co, Conellis Circustraum, Zurich Schauspielhaus, various free theater groups (InSitu, MARIA, Vaudeville, Suriel, CH- Dance Theater, il Soggetto, Nelly Büttikofer, Alpodrom). Wrote three operas: "Attinghausen", "Ds Gräis", "Behind the seven mountains". Composes music for movies.

Lead the latin experimental formation Mentalities, the Baumann-Hämmerli-Sextett, and with Urs Blöchlinger the big formation Cadavre exquis. and the recession orchestra. With Jacques Siron he leads the groups Afro Garage, Nuit Balte and the Septet Rouge, Frisé & Acide 7. Play (s) with: Joe Malinga, Benny Wallace, Tom Scott, Dave Taylor, Tom Varner, Petras Vyshniauskas, Letieres Leite, Urs Blöchlinger, Martin Schlumpf, Marco Käppeli, Dieter Ulrich, Runo Eriksson, Didier Levallet, Ramon Lopez, Laurent Dehors, Les Passeurs d'Instants, Omnibus, Nuevo Sabor, Picason, Swiss-Fusion, Bermuda Quadrangle, Orchester National de Jazz de La France , La Marmite Infernale, Swiss percussion ensemble, Kleinzeit."

-Christoph Baumann Website (Translated by Google) (http://www.baumannhaemmerli.ch/baumann.htm)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Spot I 4:31

2. Spot II 2:51

3. Spot III 5:21

4. Spot IV 3:47

5. Spot V 2:08

6. Spot VI 4:48

7. Spot VII 2:04

8. Spot VIII 3:51

9. Spot IX 4:49

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Jazz
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings

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