CHRISTOPH IRNIGER

Avant-Garde Jazz / 21st Century Modern / Post-Fusion Contemporary • Switzerland
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Christoph Irniger was born 1979 in Zürich. Between 2000 and 2006 he studied at Zurich University of Arts Music Pedagogy and at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Performance Jazz with Christoph Grab and Nat Su. In the following years he stayed regularly in Berlin and New York with lessons with Dave Liebman, Mark Turner and Ari Hoenig. He won the scholarship of the Friedel Wald Foundation 04, a „borsa di studio“ for Sienajazz 06 and the 3. Prize of the Jazzprice of the Zürcher Kantonalbank. He plays concerts in the whole world and teaches at the Musicschool of Zürich. Collaborations with a.o. mit Claudio Puntin, Dan Weiss, Ohad Thalmor, Nils Wogram, Nasheet Waits, Ziv Ravitz, Nat Su, Stefano Senni, Max Frankl, Stefan Rusconi, Silke Eberhard, Mats Spillmann, Christian Weber, Chris Wiesendanger, Vera Kappeler, Marianne Racine, Jean-Paul Brodbeck, Peter Frei. His debut CD „Chat Noir“ (Brambus Records 2008) received read more...
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CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Chat Noir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chat Noir
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2008
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Gowanus Canal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gowanus Canal
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Italian Circus Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Italian Circus Story
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Octopus album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Octopus
21st Century Modern 2015
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Christoph Irniger Pilgrim : Crosswinds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim : Crosswinds
21st Century Modern 2019

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CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Christoph Irniger - Pilgrim ‎: Mt. Tongariro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christoph Irniger - Pilgrim ‎: Mt. Tongariro
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Irniger-Studer-Ulrich : Breakin'Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Irniger-Studer-Ulrich : Breakin'Up
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Christoph Irniger  Pilgrim : Big Wheel Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim : Big Wheel Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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CHRISTOPH IRNIGER Octopus

Album · 2015 · 21st Century Modern
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Swiss tenor Christoph Irniger plays unconventional avant-garde jazz. Leading the trio with compatriot double bassist Raffaele Bossard and American drummer Ziv Ravitz, Christoph plays dry short tuneful snippets constructing well controlled almost minimalist compositions.

Differently from dominating noisy and very free sax players on today's avant-garde jazz scene, Irniger's music develops Jimmy Giuffre (and Lennie Tristano)tradition coming from mid 50s.It is rooted in cool jazz / chamber music giving to it lot of freedom. Irniger doesn't use continued saxophone soloing techniques, he blows short clear tunes with support of free but extremely precisely tuned rhythm section. "Octopus" music is easy accessible and often sounds as freer cool jazz from the very first look.

The only disadvantage here is all compositions are similar mid-tempo songs with bassist and drummer working as Swiss watch - no changes happen till the very end. On the album's second half it can initiate some sameness feel but generally "Octopus" is great album, containing different look on advanced jazz.

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