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The Silence Behind Each Cry - Suite For Urs Voerkel

by OMRI ZIEGELE BILLIGER BAUER with Peter Landis, Gabriela Friedli, Dieter Ulrich et al.

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Nothing is more beautiful in music than this risk, this experiment that wants to break out and to tame; the hot and the cool head,» writes the saxophone player and composer Omri Ziegele as a motto about the music of the nine-member jazz band «Billiger Bauer». Initiated by the Zurich saxophone player and composer Omri Ziegele, for many years, some of the best Swiss improvisers have been meeting in varying groupings in the Zurich Musicians Center «WIM»: a who is who of the younger jazz generation in Switzerland.

Thanks to many years of playing together, the musicians have developed an unmistakable body of sound. Billiger Bauer played more than one hundred concerts before the musicians went into the studio and recorded the composition from Omri Ziegele, «The Silence Behind Each Cry.» The four-part suite ­ with songs about the poems of the American writer Robert Creely ­, which allow the great instrumentalist space to improvise, is characterized by the «will to a common architechture, to a great stringent form.» ­ «What was love,» asks Robert Creeley in his poem, which Omri Ziegele, in his inimitable way, varies, and invokes, plumbing the question in all its ramifications, until it turns out to be an insoluble riddle whose solution, with every step closer, only slips further into the distance: «and how did one get there?»


released January 1, 2002

Omri Ziegele: Saxophone / Badlyrics
Peter Landis: Saxophone
Christoph Gantert: Trumpet
Hans Anliker: Trombone
Gabriela Friedli: Piano
Herbert Kramis: Double-Bass
Jan Schlegel: Electric-Bass
Marco Käppeli: Drums
Dieter Ulrich: Drums / Bugle

Music and Lyrics by Omri Ziegele (SUISA). Except Part IV «Echoes Of R.C.» Lyrics by Robert Creeley. Recorded May 31, June 1, 2, 2001 by Martin Pearson at Radio Studio DRS. Produced by Omri Ziegele and Intakt Records. Published and copyright by Intakt Records. Executive production: Patrik Landolt


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Omri Ziegele Zürich, Switzerland

Omri Ziegele (born 1959 in Rehovot, Israel) is a Swiss Saxophone player. His main projects are his trio's and the duo with Irène Schweizer. As well, he is the leader of the band "Billiger Bauer".

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