Christoph Irniger Pilgrim – Crosswinds (2019) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Christoph Irniger Pilgrim – Crosswinds (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 52:31 minutes | 976 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Intakt Records

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”.

1 Big Wheel 09:05
2 Luce Oscura 04:58
3 Point of View 08:00
4 Miniature 01:16
5 Crosswinds 09:07
6 C Major Improvisation 03:37
7 Studio Song 03:34
8 Inside 06:56
9 Aeon 05:58

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