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".   

Quartet 718 Band Bios

Quartet 718 Band Bios

Quartet 718 Liner Notes by Godehard Lutz

Quartet 718 Liner Notes by Godehard Lutz