Christoph Irniger Pilgrim

Christoph Irniger Pilgrim

Wed, October 10, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Christoph Irniger Pilgrim
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim
The quintet Pilgrim, founded by Zurich based tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, has become over the years one of the most exciting ensembles in young European Jazz. After the highly praised group’s latest studio recording 'Italian Circus Story', Pilgrim - driven by enthusiasm and inventiveness - presents the vibrant live album 'Big Wheel'. Pilgrim plays full of verve, with plenty of room for spontaneity and improvisation and demonstrates on these recordings impressively their pulsating music. Pilgrim’s approach needs to prove itself over and again, and has to constantly develop – The Big Wheel. On the continuum of intentionally persecuting something pre-planned and letting it happen the group clearly and strongly tends to the latter. It leaves each member in a state of mutual trust in each other’s originality and experience. The accompanying soundtrack oscillates between enigmatic reflection and wild eruptions, although the band creates a dense, all-round sound which is hard to categorize.

Christoph Irniger - tenor saxophone
Stefan Aeby - piano
Dave Gisler - guitar
Raffaele Bossard - double bass
Michi Stulz - drums

“a homegrown rising young sax star’s quintet“ - Jazzwise Magazine UK
"Young Swiss saxophonist, composer Christoph Irniger is one to watch. His blossoming stature on the European jazz scene is partly due to his invigorating and meticulous compositional approach. Pilgrim is a high-achieving unit, as the end results prove to be immensely satisfying." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
"Highly recommended!"
Ken Weiss, Cadence Magazine US
"The group’s versatility, its clever approach of dealing with contrasts and its full sound make it a group to take into account internationally." - Henning Bolte, London Jazz News UK
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618