was born in Munich. She studied harp at Munich’s Richard Strauss Conservatory; later she studied jazz composition in Cologne. After her studies she gave concerts as time soloist and played in various well-known chamber music ensembles and orchestras. She gradually migrated towards jazz, playing in such avant-garde ensembles as the Wanja Slavin Sextet and the Cosmic Groove Orchestra, as well as working with such internationally successful groups as the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra. Thus, it’s a logical next step for this musician to appear with her own ensemble, plaaying a contemporary jazz-chamber music that leaves plenty of room free for improvisation.
Pechlof’s two partners are ideal for such an undertaking. With the Pirouet CDs The Inward Song and Dream Boogie, Saxophonist Christian Weidner has made a name for him- self in the last few years as the author and interpreter of a music deeply grounded in beauty. Bassist Robert Landfermann is one of the most sought-after jazz bassists in Germany. He can be heard on Pirouet on various recordings of pianist Pablo Held (the latest being Trio Live), as well as recordings of other artists. Here he has shown him- self to be an exceptionally flexible improviser who places a high value on new sounds and improvisational challenges. For one thing, these two musicians have the broad horizons that the music requires; for another, they have the ears for all the subtle nuances.