Gabriel Dalvit, Alto Saxophon
Nat Su, Alto Saxophon
Jonas Ruther, Drums
Dominique Girod, Bass
Aufnahmedatum: June 3/4/5, 2016
Aufnahmestudio: Das Institut, Zürich CH
All compositions by Nat Su
Recording/ Mastering by Maxime Paratte
Straymonk dedicates its new program to itself, the centerpiece being the music of Nathanael Su. The quartet, with its two alto
saxophones, makes the most of the fine, intelligent and always groovy compositions to reveal fresh and dynamic
arrangements, from this brand new music.
It´s the surprising choice of instruments-two alto-saxophones, bass and drums that provide the basis for new and exciting
interpretations. Years of work on a unique band-sound and the fusion of both alto-sax timbres lead in the exposition of themes
to a penetrating, almost hypnotic accord. In contrast, the four musicians take advantage of the space in their solos for
enthralling adaptations and surprising dialogues; contemporary Jazz could not sound fresher. At the center of Straymonk stand
the two alto-saxophonists Nathanael Su Gabriel Dalvit.
Both are connected by a common passion for a full, warm alto-sound, and supported by a smoothly coordinated rhythm
section. The contrabass player Dominique Girod and drummer Jonas Ruther demonstrate not only their ability to provide
soloists necessary space and support, but themselves leave a mark as soloists.