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Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer: Degrees Above (Creative Sources)

Four German saxophonists are heard in three sophisticated and extremely creative chamber-oriented improvisations recorded at Kulturzentrum Hufeisen: Andreas Krennerich on soprano, sopranino & baritone saxophones; Frank Paul Schubert on alto & soprano saxophones; Hartmut Osswald on tenor sax & bass clarinet; and Nils Fischer on baritone sax & contrabass clarinet.

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UPC: 5609063406573

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs657
Squidco Product Code: 29491

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Kulturzentrum Hufeisen, in Germersheim, Germany, on November 24th and 25th 2018, by Andrew Levine.


Andreas Krennerich-soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, baritone saxophone

Frank Paul Schubert-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Hartmut Osswald-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Nils Fischer-baritone saxophone, contrabass clarinet

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Artist Biographies:

"Andreas Krennerich (* 1963). Studied saxophone at the Stuttgart Music Academy. Concert activity as a saxophonist with improvised and composed music. Recordings with the SWR and numerous CD productions. Collaboration with artists from other art fields such as literature / language, dance, performance and visual arts

current ensembles:

PLASMA 8 with Thomas Reuter (piano / voice), Hanover

degrees above with Frank Paul Schubert (soprano, alto), Berlin, Hartmut Oßwald (tenor, bass clarinet), Saarbrücken and Nils Fischer (baritone, double bass clarinet), Lucerne

undertone project with Christof Thewes (trombone), Schiffweiler, Martin "Schmiddi" Schmidt (Mandonline), Schiffweiler and Dirk Peter Kölsch (drums / percussion), Traben-Trarbach

Hölderlin spoken word band with Timo Brunke (word), Stuttgart, Boris Kischkat (guitar), Stuttgart and Peter Perfido (drums), France

gramss / krennerich / levine with Sebastian Gramss (double bass), Cologne and Andrew Levine (theremin), Hamburg

VEKTORFELD with Ulrike Stortz (violin), Stuttgart, Ulrike Brand (cello), Berlin, Frank Paul Schubert (saxophone), Berlin

jo.feuerbach with Angelika Remlinger (voice), Kassel and Thomas Reuter (piano / voice), Hanover

monkolog 16 with Christof Thewes (trombone), Schiffweiler and Boris Kischkat (guitar), Stuttgart

kischkat / perfido / krennerich with Boris Kischkat (guitar), Stuttgart and Peter Perfido (drums), France

poetry & sax with Timo Brunke (word), Stuttgart

heartbeat with Herbert Walser (trumpet), Austria, Florian King (bass), Wangen and Helge Norbakken (percussion), Norway

krennerich / vierkötter with Gerd Vierkötter (drums), Hamburg

mandel / krennerich / levine with Anna Mandel (voice), Hamburg and Andrew Levine (theremin), Hamburg

Co-initiator of the Stuttgart Saxophone Festival (

Co-initiator of nu ART, platform for improvised art (

-NuArt (Translated by Google) (

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"Frank Paul Schubert is a saxophone player in the realms of Improvised Music and Contemporary Jazz.

Born in Neuss/Germany in 1965, he began to play the saxophone self-taught in 1982, took lessons with Lajos Dudas from 1988 to 1992, studied at Musikhochschule Aachen (classical saxophone repertoire as well as jazz) with Prof. Hugo Read from 1992 to 1996, and, after a short interlude in Aschaffenburg/Bavaria, moved to Berlin in 1999.

Schubert works regularly with Willi Kellers, Andreas Willers, Johannes Bauer, Matthias Müller, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Uwe Oberg, Paul Dunmall, Alexander von Schlippenbach and many more (more detailed list see below). Besides his main project GRID MESH (see "projects"), he also collaborated with drummer Günter Baby Sommer from 2006 on.

Also in 2006 he started to work with trombonist Matthias Müller in several small group settings and finally in the duo FOILS, which since 2012 is expanded to the FOILS QUARTET with John Edwards and Mark Sanders.With Antonis Anissegos he has been playing since 2002. They released their duo CD "Phoobsering" in 2005.

Frank Paul Schubert is member of the Willi Kellers Trio (with Clayton Thomas) as well as the Willi Kellers Quartet feat. Paul Dunmall.Since 2009 he has been playing a series of duo concerts with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach (in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Münster, Berlin) as well as frequent local small group gigs featuring Mr. von Schlippenbach.

Festival appearances include Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen, Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, Sibiu Jazz&More, Madrid Hurta Cordel, Lisbon Jazz im Goethe Garten, Wiesbaden Just Music, Hamburg ElbJazz, JAZZDOR (Jazz d'Or) Offenburg, Greiz JazzWerk#9, Nordhäuser Jazzfest, Stuttgart Saxophonfestival and some more.Tours led him to Poland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, UK, USA and Canada.He released several recordings on labels including Leo Records, NoBusiness Records, Red Toucan Records, FMR, Creative Sources, gligg, JazzHausMusik, KONNEX, farai-NRW.

Frank Paul had the pleasure to collaborate with many fine musicians including the following (in alphabetical order):Liz Allbee, Antonis Anissegos, Johannes Bauer, Simon Camatta, Anat Cohavi, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Paul Dunmall, John Edwards, Jörg Fischer, Rudi Fischerlehner, Gerhard Gschlössl, Paul Hubweber, Peter van Huffel, John Hughes, Klaus Janek, Hilary Jeffery, Kalle Kalima, Achim Kaufmann, Willi Kellers, Jan Klare, Meinrad Kneer, Andreas Krennerich, Burkard Kunkel, Klaus Kürvers, Lömsch Lehmann, Björn Lücker, Mike Majkowski, Christian Marien, Matthias Müller, Uwe Oberg, Olaf Rupp, Mark Sanders, Julie Sassoon, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Harri Sjöström, Günter Baby Sommer, Ricardo Tejero, Christof Thewes, Clayton Thomas, Andreas Willers."

-Frank Paul Schubert Website (

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"Hartmut Osswald, aka Hartmut Oßwald, is a German saxophonist and clarinetist in groups Autochthon, Gulden/Thewes Little Big Band, Musikverein Heillijewald, Phase IV (4), Quatre Marteaux, Undertone Project, Undertone Trio, Yahoos"

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"Nils Fischer is a German saxophonist, born in 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.He has been a member of Der Grosse Bär, Elisa Day, Marena Whitcher's Shady Midnight Orchestra, and The Great Harry Hillman."

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track listing:

1. Horseshoe One 36:14

2. Horseshoe Two 7:26

3. Horseshoe Three 10:28Cardboard Gatefold
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"4 lucid woodwind improvisers use 9 instruments to explore the tonal possibilities of various saxophones and deep clarinets in free chamber music improvisations, including playing techniques of new music with deep roots in contemporary jazz."-Plattform für improvisierte Kunst

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