Alejandro Sánchez
Schärfe Einer Sekunde

J4E 4781
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 spaces.

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 imagination.

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 should you?

Lissy Popp