Michael Jaeger

Kerouac ist das innovative und eigenständige Quartett um den Zürcher Tenorsaxophonisten Michael Jaeger, das sich seit seinem starken Debüt “Erfindungen” im 2006 (Unit Records) in der Schweiz und dem nahen Ausland einen Namen gemacht hat. Konsequent suchen die vier Schweizer Musiker seit einigen Jahren nach neuem und authentischem Jazz, in dessen Zentrum das improvisierende Kollektiv steht. Die Synergien entstehen zwischen den jungen und herausfordernden Musikern Michael Jaeger am Tenorsaxophon, Vincent Membrez am Piano und Luca Sisera am Kontrabass sowie dem renommierten Walliser Schlagzeuger Norbert Pfammatter

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”Jaeger nears the likes of Coltrane, when he was at his clearest and most serene. Jaeger creates, through long stretches, a very cool music with his very hot rhythm section consisting of Luca Sisera on bass, Vincent Membrez on piano and Norbert Pfammatter on drums. He is a great melody maker.” —Peter Ruedi, Die Weltwoche

“There was a band language of noticeable consistence heard, which were built during collective stretches with a feeling of We, rather than I. (...) You realize with this ensemble, that behind this freely developing music stands a very strong structural consciousness.” —Christoph Merki, Tagesanzeiger

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