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With nonchalant ease, the jazz quintet ROOFER, founded by the Swiss double-bass player and composer Luca Sisera, performs a balancing act between the avant-garde and an awareness of tradition. The band has impressively demonstrated this in their albums “Prospect” (2015, Leo Records) and “Moscow Files” (2017, Leo Records), which garnered considerable praise in the international specialist press. After numerous tours, festivals and concerts, ROOFER has made a name for itself, across national borders and far beyond, as an audacious and playful jazz collective that is keen to experiment. Even outside Europe, namely in Russia and China, this agile quintet has effortlessly played its way into the hearts of its audience. With the new audio release, which is to come out at the end of February 2019 on German trombonist Nils Wogram’s “nWog” label, the band is set to commence a new chapter. The multitude of concerts has caused the band’s language to be greatly enhanced once again, while the collective’s cosmos of sound has broadened wonderfully. This is precisely where the thread for the new album is taken up. As always, intricate rhythms, fast-paced parts in unison, latent swing fantasies and anthemic soundscapes serve these five renowned jazz musicians as an improvisational plateau on which to play. This gives rise to complex and innovative music that is as liberated as it is conscious of form, and remains equally challenging for the musicians and the audience. Thus, it is no surprise that the extreme climbers who also call themselves “roofers”, those who climb around on the world’s tallest buildings without safety ropes, but with sophisticated techniques, know-how, experience and an immense love of adventure, act as metaphorical role models for this band.

“Capping off the “Swiss Night” was Luca Sisera ROOFER, who impressed with adventurous variations on the theme of Mingus-like aesthetics.” Downbeat Magazine, Josef Woodard, USA


Luca Sisera: bass, comp
Michael Jaeger: tenor saxophone
Maurus Twerenbold: trombone
Yves Theiler: piano
Michi Stulz: drums

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