Raschèr Saxophone Quartet | Steffen Schorn | Roger Hanschel
released 9/2019 Paschen Records. www.paschenrecords.de

Roger Hanschel – Sopranino-, F-Mezzosopran-, Altsaxophon

Christine Rall – Sopran-, Altsaxophon

Elliot Riley – Alt-, Sopransaxophon 

Andreas van Zoelen – Tenor-, Bassaxophon

Kenneth Coon – Baritonsaxophon

Steffen Schorn – Tenor-, Baritonsaxophon, B-Tubax

The best of two worlds united.

The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, the queen of the classical woodwind world. meets two internationally leading saxophonists of improvised music: Steffen Schorn und Roger Hanschel, long-time members of the Cologne Saxophone Mafia, composers, and initiators of countless projects of their own.

Since many years Steffen Schorn and Roger Hanschel have  searched, through collaborative projects with other groups and with  solo projects alike, for the overlapping point between classical music and jazz, having having made music together with groups like  the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, ‪Ensemble Modern, or the Auryn Quartet, to name a few.

Countless CDs have come out of these cooperations.  In this current project with the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, this concept is now additionally, from the standpoint of  instrumentation, taken to a new level. Differences, both stylistic and in terms of approach, disappear before the eyes and yield to a  complete merging in the highest of levels  of two otherwise distinctly separate worlds.

The genuine music of Schorn and Hanschel is sensual, breathtaking, virtuosic and beautiful.