Peter Niklas Wilson, Jazz-Podium
CD: KontraSax, JHM 74

KontraSax - double bass and reeds. A variety of stringed, plucked and percussion techniques vibrate the wooden body, then choked breath percussive power of soprano, alto saxophone and bass clarinet.

Christina Fuchs and Romy Herzberg tell clearly organized, self-contained improvised short stories as shared narrators. Even if Romy Herzberg waived conventional walking bass, she still accomplishes sonically-metric “basic work.” With repeated figures, painted soundscapes, percussive patterns, she creates a well-supporting and inspiring basis for Fuchs’ imaginative meandering, harmonious “astray” exploratory, and beautifully nuanced timbre melodies. All seven pieces are concentrated miniatures, played by a sensitive attuned duo.