Christoph Irniger trio with Loren Stillman

Loren Stillman alto Saxophone
Christoph Irniger tenor Saxophone
Raffaele Bossard contrebasse
Ziv Ravitz batterie

The Christoph Irniger Trio celebrates melody without once degenerating into the trivial. They are tone poems which demonstrate that accessible melodies and complex tonal worlds need not be mutually exclusive and can in fact make sense of each other. Irniger is a master of orchestration and rejects the hierarchy of soloistplus-rhythm. Instead of using the compositions as springboards for solos, he finds interesting ways for the improvisations to underline the compositional characteristics. Melody, arrangement, improvisation: the trio fuse them all into one tightly integrated and alluring package,’ writes American jazz critic Kevin Whitehead.

Glenn Astarita writes on All About Jazz: "Young Swiss saxophonist, composer Christoph Irniger is one to watch. His blossoming stature on the European jazz scene is partly due to his invigorating and meticulous compositional approach.

The Christoph Irniger Trio was formed in New York 2011 and played many concerts since in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and the USA. All three musicians play in various other groups in Europe and the USA and in their short careers they have already had the opportunity to play in various different constellations. Now they have extended the group with Alto Saxophonist Loren Stillman, who already was part of the regular groups of Paul Motian, Charlie Haden or Carla Bley amonst others. „..a homegrown rising young sax star“ (Jazzwise Magazine, UK)