This guitarist from Frankfurt, hailed as the “guitar wunderkind of the 1980s” and the focus of amazement, praise and admiration, made his mark as a master of the jazz guitar thanks to numerous albums, worldwide concerts and collaborations with Attila Zoller, John Scofield and Larry Coryell.
“Bouncing Around” demonstrates once again that Sagmeister has long devised his own personal, vigorous handwriting from earlier times when he was influenced by Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery and John Coltrane. Double bassist Martin Gjakonovski and percussionist Michael Küttner, with their grooving rhythm work, form a perfect backdrop to Sagmeister’s elegant performance on the archtop jazz guitar. 12 compositions arose, in a palpable and warm, mature tonality and an absolutely inexhaustible diversity of phrasings – as the title says, “Bouncing Around”, almost playful, and yet at the highest artistic level. Michael Sagmeister has succeeded in producing a reference work for German jazz guitar - not only for the fans and aficionados of subtle guitar esthetics.
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Michael Sagmeister: acoustic guitars
Michael Küttner: drums, percussion, voice
Martin Gjakonovski: double bass