Roger Hanschel’s Heavy Rotation

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In times in which it becomes increasingly difficult to press forward into truly unheard-of musical territory, creative minds are needed to discover the hidden points of intersection among the already known. One of these keen explorers is alto-saxophonist Roger Hanschel, who has for more than 20 years fathomed all degrees of musical freedom with the all-saxes band Kölner Saxofon Mafia.

His outfit Heavy Rotation is one more declaration of independence, this time in a classical quartet format. With unrelenting spirit of research he composes sophisticated compounds made of chamber music, jazz and rock – breatheing life and joy of playing into these syntheses. Precision and passion go hand in hand.

Heavy Rotation does not only focus on WHAT you play but also on HOW you play it – and they sure play it heavy!


Roger Hanschel alto sax
Markus Segschneider guitar
Dietmar Fuhr bass
Daniel Schröteler drums, percussion