Apparently, the horizon of this musician from Mannheim is without limits.
This classical-trained guitarist proves this again and again with every new album, appearing at times in the guise of a competent jazz connoisseur, or as a pictorial composer of theater and film music, or as the preserver of traditional songs, or even as a well-versed interpreter and experimental visionary. With “Ajoi”, Claus Boesser-Ferrari is off to a new musical adventure in a partnership with Jutta Glaser, a singer with intense vocal charisma who, with her “ballad-like phrasings, excessive jungle sonorities and virtuosic baby babbling”, forms a creative counterpart to the artful play with the guitar and psaltery. On “Ajoi”, the listener therefore experiences an exciting linking of instrument and voice, discovers lyrical Renaissance ornaments, forgotten traditional songs and modern harmony-scapes that amalgamate to form “homogenous sonorous sculptures of an imaginary folklore”. With this album, Claus Boesser-Ferrari and Jutta Glaser have created their “own musical territory” – and they have set very generous limits to their horizon.