Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A magic duo: Chico Freeman, 65, saxophonist, clarinetist, flute player, composer from Chicago, an eminent improviser and Heiri Känzig, 58, born in New York, the Swiss double bass virtuoso. A transatlantic dialogue between one of America's most versatile saxophonists and one of Europe's most 'all-round' bass players. Freeman and Känzig share that passion for the centre of gravity of the Jazz tradition, albeit with one precondition: that of transformation. And, with all their abilities for strong, heavy grooves, there is that preference for melody. The Arrival is tradition in transition.
Personnel: Chico Freeman (tenor saxophone); Heiri Känzig (double bass).
Audio Mixer: Andy Neresheimer.
Liner Note Author: Peter Rüedi.
Recording information: Hard Studios, Winterhur (12/13/2014-12/14/2014).
Photographer: Marcel Meier.