| Tomas Sauter, Daniel Schläppi Indian
Summer CW 060001-2
Tomas Sauter steel-, nylonstring & baritone guitars
Daniel Schläppi bass
CD Tracks: 1)
Linien 6:02 2)
Crosscountry 4:25 3)
4) Sand 5:32 5) Dialogue I 0:45 6) Indian summer
6:32 7) The Most Important Things Aren't Things 4:45
8) Leaving 5:18 9) 4000 Miles 5:15 10. I Didn't Know
What Time It Was 5:34 11) Lonely 6:26 12) Dialogue II
0:40 13) Resistance 6:27 14. Chill Out 6:58 total time: 70:04
all compositions by Tomas Sauter except track 10 by Lorenz Hart/Richard
Rodgers, tracks 5 & 12 by Tomas Sauter & Daniel Schläppi
You can listen to some of the CD tracks online. You just have to be patient...
depending on your system this process can take a while:-)
Produced by: Tomas Sauter / Daniel Schläppi, Radio DRS II
Recorded at HKB studios by Benoit Piccand
Mixed and Mastered at Rainbowstudio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Highlight in chamber music
Creativity, innovation and musicality are trade marks of the duet by Tomas
Sauter and Daniel Schläppi. The duo releases a veritable revelation
with their debut CD «indian summer». Both artists have been
established band leaders for years, now Tomas Sauter and Daniel Schläppi
position themselves as a highlight in the European jazz scene with their
With the production of «indian summer» two creative musicians
met who have already become two unmistakable voices after years of intensive
artistic development. While they both are authentic and of firm character
as soloists, Sauter and Schläppi combine guitar and bass as two equal
partners in their musical dialogue. This new casting breaks with established
patterns and opens up new possibilities of interplay.
Tone quality in the twilight zone of jazz and classical music
Tomas Sauter and Daniel Schläppi brilliantly move in the twilight
zone between jazz and classical music. Without denying their roots in
jazz both musicians prove adeptly that conceptions of metrics, articulation
and dynamics based on classical patterns may well hold their ground in
comtemporary jazz and enrichen the new music with exciting forms of expression.
They combine composition and improvisation in an original way to create
an equally authentic and innovative music which turns the boundaries between
classical music and jazz fluid. Following this approach the two musicians
hold an elaborated tone quality in highest esteem. This priority claim,
rarely met with in jazz, explains why Sauter and Schläppi were able
to have mastered their first recording by the world famous sound engeneer
Jan Erik Konshaug, the preferred engeneer of such a sound esthetician
as Pat Metheny, at the «Rainbow-Studio» in Oslo. What a winner!
Intersection and vanishing point of artistic development
Over the last couple of years Sauter and Schläppi have developped
a preference for accoustic micro-groups playing chamber music. With the
duet of guitar and bass the two have found an essential instrumentation.
Strung the right way, the two musicians make do with only ten strings
to create relaxed moods, spontaneous intensifications, spheric worlds
of sound and throbbing beats.
During an extended stay in New York Tomas Sauter studied with John Abercrombie.
In addition he invested some time to write music and composed numerous
great pieces. This material serves the duet as the foundation of their
repertoire which has a lyrical basic mood. It offers the two musicians
exactly the right combination of structure and open space. Thus Sauter
and Schläppi distinguish themselves as specialists in melodiousness,
subtlety and ease who find formal stringency even in long solos.