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Helmut Kagerer 4 & Roman Schwaller




Helmut Kagerer, guitar

Roman Schwaller, saxophone

Tizian Jost, piano

Eugen Apostolidis, bass

Guido May, drums


Charlie's Fingers / Confrontation / Waltz For Jim / Let's Go Wes / Tradition Trap / 'Round Midnight / Gamblin' / Samba For Bob / Pocket Book / Take The Wes Trane


#JRCD 9714 / rec. 1997, DDD / Time 59'53"



 "...Kagerer is an exceptionally clean and percussive player, spewing out sharp-edged lines of improvisation. seldom do you hear a player whose attack means as much as the notes chosen. Few players better exemplify how an agressive, confident playing style quadruples the power of musical invention..." Dave McElfresh, CADENCE 2/98



 "This is one of the finest debut albums from a guitarist I have heard for some time. The opening track "Charlie's Fingers", hits you like a thunderbolt, and the standard is kept up throughout the album. The only non original on the album is "Round Midnight" on which Helmut gives a great solo reading. The rest of the tunes on the album are all composed by Helmut and in my opinion are so good you would think they were standards. They swing like crazy..."  - Ian Macgregor - Newsletter #52, June 1998 of THE JAZZ GUITAR SOCIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA