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"Crosswinds" Reviews US

"Crosswinds is the transfixing new album by Christoph Irniger, a tenor saxophonist with a deep-focus and nimble style. It’s the fourth release by Pilgrim, a band of Swiss improvisers conversant in every facet of modern jazz." Nate Chinen



"This is an album of wise restraint." Matthew Kassel



"With Crosswinds, Christoph Irniger's quartet Pilgrim offers a scintillating trip into a musical subconscious — a dream state where one opens doors only to find more doors — a spiral staircase where the top is always just beyond reach." Don Phipps



„Crosswinds is showcasing a thrilling mix of free improvisation and notated compositions, with many tracks lying between these two extremities and using ambiguity as a tool. Their verve, inventiveness and spontanity established their reputation as one of the most exciting ensembles in European jazz." Brian Zimmerman



Christoph  Irniger - Saxophone, Composition & Bandleader