"Alpenglühen" WEMU "New Music Monday" premiere

Jan 28, 2013

Saxophonist Maximilian Geller
Saxophonist Maximilian Geller
Credit Ozella Music

The jazz musician is fortunate to be able to hear new possibilities in old melodies and create new music from the gems of the past.  That is what saxophonist Maximilian Geller has accomplished with “Alpenglühen”, his new CD released recently in the US.  While all the songs on the disc are credited to Geller or band members such as pianist Walter Lang, it is clear that they have drawn inspiration from German, Swiss and French folk melodies to craft their elegant and sparkling repertoire.  According the label, Ozella Music, “Alpenglühen” can take you home and to faraway places: “to alpine cabins and basement jazz clubs at once”.  With the icy winter weather we experienced this morning, the fresh “Alpenglühen” breeze was a welcome addition to the WEMU playlist.