Emanuel Ruffler - Quartet 718
Johannes Enders - ts
Emanuel Ruffler - p
Sven Faller - b
Falk Willis - dr
Recorded in April 1994
This was without doubt my first release. I had been recording demos for a while, but never with such competent musicians. This recording features the amazing Tenor Saxophonist Johannes Enders, who is now somewhat of a celebrity. He absolutely killed my tunes and the music took off in another direction. We recorded all in one room with just two mics placed strategically. The piano was a very nice medium sized Steinway. Even after many years the recording sounds good to me.
It was never properly released, except in a beautifully designed Cassette - done by my friend Saskia Blum. I even asked Godehard Lutz, a local Jazz Journalist, to write some liner notes, which are very nice - see below
It has been a sore point in my career that i wasn't able to print and release a CD of this music. Now that CDs are fading away the music gets another chance on this website, my favorite song is "Nambia".