Monday, October 29, 2012

Heinz Sauer & Michael Wollny - DON'T EXPLAIN - Live in Concert (ACT 2012)

"Don't Explain" is an impressive documentation of a vibrant musical partnership. And the best birthday present for Heinz Sauer's 80th.: A musical tightrope act without a net.

When told he was considered one of the fundamental greats of German Jazz, Heinz Sauer replied that he saw himself "neither as old nor as a master". So although the saxophonist, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on 25 December 2012, is rightfully known as "a giant" (FAZ) and "grand master of saxophone" (DIE ZEIT), after all, he has been at the centre of European jazz history since his beginnings at the side of Albert Mangelsdorff. But in principle he remains to this day an adolescent; the kind of artist who knows that the path to mastery doesn't have a final destination.