Schärfe Einer Sekunde
Tilmann Ehrhorn (fl, ss), Uwe Steinmetz (as, ss, alto-fl),
Alejandro Sánchez (ts, alarm-clock, comp),
Steffen Schorn (b-cl, bs),
Matthias Schriefl (tp, fl-h),
Gerhard Gschlößl (tb),
Rolf Langhans (p, Rhodes analog synth.),
Arne Jansen (g),
Rodolfo Paccapelo (b), Oliver Steidle (dr)
Recorded June 2005 at Bayerischer Rundfunk - Studio Franken.
Engineering by Carsten Vollmer.
Co-produced Bayerischer Rundfunk and Alejandro Sánchez.
All compositions and arrangements by Alejandro Sánchez.
First it is only a CD. You take it. That´s ordinary and
unexciting. But then something happens. Suddenly there is
this music, which keeps hold of you. Which gains control of
you. And your fate is sealed.
You are listening to a gradually developing music. In his
arrangements the Argentine composer Alejandro Sanchez puts
together an ingenious web of accurately led voices. In his
way he creates a finely balanced sound tissue which opens
new spaces for the listener.
The threads he puts together on his journey into the unknown
are classic, Rock and Jazz, and Jazz is the result. The
arrangements of Alejandro "Pucho" Sanchez are based on
breaks. He exceeds the limits of tradition with his compositional abilities, with romantic echoes, distorted
rhods and powerful riffs and grooves of the 1970s Rock area.
A romantically coloured melody seems to fade away in the
nowhere, and then it find its way into it. The saxophone
begins to play, creates the first floating line, and nothing
is like before. It is an invitation for the listener to
follow into new
When you follow, you find yourself in a densly structured
microcosm, which catapults you in other dimensions. In this
complex of arranged molecular tangle of complementing voices
you can find airy refuges, and you can fill it with your
This composer likes his finicky job. For him music is the
universe of his existence, his fulfilment. His work is an
unrealizable promise, because music doesn´t know bounds,
never comes to an end, always remains open. These conditions
cause frictions. The player engraves them in his saxophone,
and in the listener´s ear. His music is profound, sensitive
and, above all - intense.
You hardly escape from this sound scenery. Anyway - why