Albrecht Maurer - violin
Roger Hanschel - saxophone
Dierk Peters - vibraphone
Markus Schieferdecker - double bass
Thomas Sauerborn - drums
The Mariano project is based on Albrecht Maurer´s collaboration with Charlie Mariano and Kent Carter in the 90s. Maurer composed for alto saxophone, violin, vibraphone and rhythm section independent impressionistic, chamber music jazz pieces, also inspired by Indian phrasing and the sound of Charlie Mariano. He played in the Kent Carter project together with Charlie Mariano and was able to win him as a soloist for his own project and wrote this music for him. After 20 years, the young ensemble, which Maurer has put together especially for this purpose, has a new interest in these compositions.
With Roger Hanschel, a virtuoso multi-stylist takes over the saxophone part, who, like Charlie Mariano, is close to Indian music in his own work.
"In this project I am looking for a symbiosis of energetic soundscapes and lyrical sensual moods. The combination of soprano saxophone and violin leads to a wonderful fusion of the melody voices. The vibraphone adds impressionistic colours and the rhythm group is wonderfully light and earthy at the same time". A.M.