Rolf Römer Trio: Teroso

Rolf Römer Trio: Tesoro

Mesa Verde

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Rolf Römer (ts, ss, bcl)
John Goldsby (b)
John Riley (dr)

Guest: Bill Dobbins (p)

Recorded at Topaz Audio Studio Cologne on 26./27. May 1998 by Reinhard Kobialka
Mixed on 13./14. June 1998 by Reinhard Kobialka


Since 1996 Rolf Römer has been tenor saxophone player in German radio big bands: from 1969 to 1981 in the SFB Big Band in Berlin. From then until today in the WDR Big Band in Cologne. Numerous concert tours, TV and broadcasting productions and festivals enabled him to co-operate with renowned artists as Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Ray Brown, Henry Mancini, Toots Thielemans, Ray Charles, Gil Evans and many others.

Rolf Römer, born in Wiesbaden, studies music at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Frankfurt/Main. He started playing in American clubs in Spain, Italy, North Africa and France. He lived in Paris from 1965 to 1969, where he played in studios and jazzclubs. From 1994 to 1995 composition studies under Bob Brookmeyer, concert activities with his own jazz trio, quartet and quintet. Records with the WDR Big Band and Jerry van Rooyen, Vince Mendoza, David Liebman, Bill Holman, Jiggs Whigham, the G. van Buggenum Trio and Sonny Grey.

Now the experienced jazz musician presents his first trio work, therewith speaking - respectively playing - on his own account. "Tesoro" he called the manifold, entertaining and musically rich production. John Goldsby (bass) and John Riley (drums) are ideal partners for inspired and homogeneous play.

In the track "Scooter" guest soloist Bill Dobbins (piano) adds to the trio and shows impressively his skills, also in "My One And Only Love", here a tenor/ piano duo version.

There are some of the wonderful musicians Rolf Römer had the pleasure to work with (A-Z):

Ray Anderson, Bob Brookmeyer, Don Cherry, Eddie Daniels, Peter Erskine, John Faddis, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Dieter Ilg, Milt Jackson, Joachim Kühn, Mel Lewis, James Moody, Adam Nussbaum, Oliver Nelson, Paquito d`Rivera, Quincy Jones, Carmen McRae, John Scofield, Clark Terry, Phil Upchurch, Vince Mendoza, Phil Woods, AleX Acuna, Yellow Jacketts, Joe Zawinul.