Jazzfest Berlin Radio Edition
Lauer / Lakatos / Glawischnig / Höchstädter
Pre-recorded in Frankfurt am Main (hr2-kultur)
Two greats on the tenor saxophone from Frankfurt, who haven’t had much to do with each other yet, play in a one-time encounter at Jazzfest Berlin with this chord-less quartet featuring a top-class rhythm section.
This all-star collaboration features four stellar musicians that serve crucial roles in various German radio big bands, coming together in common cause for Jazzfest Berlin. Austrian bassist Hans Glawischnig established an international reputation during several decades in New York, where he worked extensively with Chick Corea and became an integral member in Latin jazz bands led by Ray Barretto, David Sanchez and Miguel Zenon. He’s now based in Germany and since 2018 he’s been a key member of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Hungarian saxophonist Tony Lakatos, who emerged from a serious musical family – his brother is the celebrated Roma violinist Roby – has been living in Germany since 1981, with a long-time membership in the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and fruitful partnerships with American jazz greats like Rick Margitza, Al Foster and the late Kirk Lightsey. Fellow saxophonist Christof Lauer, a long-time fixture in the NDR Big Band, has been a dominant, fiery presence in Germany for decades, and his most recent album displayed a personal take on the music of New Orleans saxophonist Sidney Bechet. Last but not least, drummer Jean Paul Höchstädter has been the rhythmic engine for many big bands, including the WDR, NDR and SWR, possessing a swinging versatility featured in performances with artists as diverse as David Sanborn, Gregory Porter and Joe Lovano.
This concert is part of the Jazzfest Berlin Radio Edition
Tony Lakatos saxophone
Christof Lauer saxophone
Hans Glawischnig bass
Jean Paul Höchstädter drums