– TRAVELOGUE is a jazz group primarily dedicated to the interpretation of Werner Tian Fischer's original jazz compositions and features saxophonist...Read Biography
TRAVELOGUE is a jazz group primarily dedicated to the interpretation of Werner Tian Fischer's original jazz compositions and features saxophonist Jürg Wickihalder, bassist Fredi Meli, and drummer Gabriel Schiltknecht.
"EASTBOUND", their first album, was recorded in Boston in 2003 and released on Elch Musical Industries. For their second recording, lyricist Jan Krohn provided some of the songs with his trademark lyrics. The ensuing recording session materialized in spring 2010 at Hardstudios in Winterthur, featuring outstanding Swedish vocalist Sophie Dunér and bassist Nesin Howhannesijan from Berlin. "CHINESE SOUL" was released the following year on Altrisuoni Records (AS 292). In autumn 2011, the band (with pianist/vocalist Mya Audrey and bassist Zhang Ling) toured extensively in China and Europe. In 2013, the band performed with British bassist Pete Townsend. The line-up changed again in 2014 to include pianist Roberto Domeniconi and New York-based bassist Fredi Meli (& occasionally Hans Ermel, also on bass).
Their third studio album, "THE LIGHT IS ON", was recorded together with vocalist Coco Rouzier (USA) in autumn 2015 at Gabriel Recording in Stalden and released on the PBR Jazz label (PBR J300) the following spring. "FORECLOSURE", a live recording of the current line-up (including pianist Roberto Domeniconi) is due for release by the end of 2017.