Christian Koxholt (ts), Tobias Hoffmann (g), Patrick Hengst (d)
01. Friday 13th
02. O que tinha de ser
03. Blues for Bechet
04. I'll Remember April
07. Relaxin' at Camarillo's
08. Just Friends
Personnel: Christian Koxholt (ts), Tobias Hoffmann (g) and Patrick Hengst (d).
Recorded live in the studio, in June 2007, at Loft Studio, Köln. Except "Just Friends" recorded in the same studio in 2004.
Produced by Koxholt, Hoffmann & Hengst
"When I first listened to Jazz (Standards, vol. 1) I was simply entranced.
I didn't understand a thing, didn't analyze. There was no need to either, the sound spoke for itself. No explanation was required.
I was to experience such a naive perception yet again, on arriving in Barcelona three years ago. I didn't know any Catalan. The words either had no meaning to me, or were freely interpreted by my fantasy.
Pep Ventura is one of the most importants composers of 'Sardanas'; there is also a metro station named after him. But to me Pep, short for Josep, sounded like the English word for spirit or verve, and Ventura like adventure. It sounded just like the perfect name for our music."