The Mannheim musician Claus Boesser-Ferrari is known as a consummate classical guitarist with additional roots in John Renbourn and Leo Kottke and by the same token as a polished connoisseur of jazz and a proficient interpreter. And he has understood how to generate a perfectly “individual musical territory”, as Gregor Hilden, editor in chief of the magazine “AKUSTIK GITARRE, expressed.
His current work, too, “Wandertag”, represents an excursion to various musical worlds and expanses that this thinker, individualist and the lateral thinker undertakes in the company of Marc Ribot. An excursion to a creative, exciting and highly intelligent reading of theater and film music, traditional Yiddish songs and renderings of the “greats” Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler, and even a friendly embrace of the pop field with a dynamic cover version of Sting’s “Demolition Man”. The result is an album of profound intensity, great earnestness and comprehensive intellectual breadth, which makes this “Wandertag” (Hiking Day) an unforgettable experience.