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.