Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Christian Muenchinger: The Glance (2011)

Saxophonist Christian Muenchinger was born in Zurich in 1969. He studied first at the Jazz School of Zurich and changed later to Bern, where he received his diploma. He has studied with Andy Scherrer and has participated in workshops with Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, David Liebman, Billy Brooks and Joe Haider. The saxophonist has played with several well known musicians like Clark Terry, George Robert, Jimmy Woode, Barry Finerty, John Engels, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz as well as with vocalist Sandy Patton. He was a member of the SJS Big Band, with whom he has performed at Birdland in New York and at the “Blues Alley” in Washington DC. With his own quartet, he has toured Europe and has himself been a member of the Zurich Jazz Orchestra. This album is his third under his own name. After The quintet recording “five of a kind” (1995) and an album with a quartet “live at moods!” (1999) for the German record label “Mons Records”. The record “The Glance” is his latest album under his own name.
01. Aeolian Walk
02. Aglaja Fechado pra Balanco
03. The Glance
04. Rent Party
05. Dr. Freud
06. Unforced Errors
Personnel: Christian Munchinger(ts), Christoph Stiefel (p), Andreas Zitz (b), Pius Baschnagel (ds)