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  • 1Big Wheel09:05
  • 2Luce oscura04:58
  • 3Point of View08:00
  • 4Miniature01:16
  • 5Crosswinds09:07
  • 6C Major Improvisation03:37
  • 7Studio Song03:34
  • 8Inside06:56
  • 9Aeon05:58
  • Total Runtime52:31

Info for Crosswinds

Christoph Irniger, a prodigious stylist with a warm sound, presents the third album with his band Pilgrim on Intakt Records. With "Crosswinds" the saxophonist who relishes adventure and surprise delivers a cultivated studio album. Multi-layered, subtle and melodically entangled, the eight pieces radiate a wondrous, atmospheric tranquility. A highly nuanced music with a magical sound. Peter Margasak writes in the liner notes: "Crosswinds – this new, gorgeously considered, but luxuriantly open new recording by tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger's Pilgrim – is palpably more relaxed on the surface than the quintet's previous albums, yet beneath that veneer of calm is intensely focused and rigorous interplay as well as a level of risk-taking. Irniger and his bandmates have developed a richly contemporary sound that melds ideas from some of the most harmonically advanced thinkers in the US with a distinctly European flavor heard most explicitly".

Christoph Irniger, saxophone
Dave Gisler, guitar
Stefan Aeby, piano
Raffaele Bossard, bass
Michi Stulz, drums

Recorded April 15–18, 2018 and mixed June 21–22, 2018 by Gérard de Haro at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
Mastered in July 2018 at Pousaz Sound Lab by André

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