«...without any exaggeration, musically the most precious, what young Jazz musicians from Eastern Switzerland created since the last five to ten years.»

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When I first met Andy McGhee in the lobby of Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2005, I would never have thought of all the things that would happen through this magical encounter. Shortly afterwards, seeing him perform at a tribute concert in Geneva, Switzerland, I dreamed of playing with him one day. Months later we met again and he jokingly asked when we'd be playing in Switzerland. I took him by his word and a set of events triggered a series of tours that have led to a monumental recording.

I admire Andy McGhee's youthful energy and the fact that he is still practicing every day and is eager to learn from his students and my generation of musicians. I am glad that I met Andy McGhee, who has become a very close friend of mine and my family over the years. I respect and admire all he has done in his life starting from his early work in the Korean War, his work with Lionel Hampton and Woody Hermann and of course his 40 year long teaching career at Berklee College of Music (where he still teaches today).

Over the years I visited Boston to play, practice, talk, learn and just hang with Andy McGhee and I am hopeful that there will be many years to experience such a great master of the Jazz language among us. I am thankful and honored that I had this opportunity and I am very proud of the result of our friendship and hard work.




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