Werner Zangerle: Saxophone
Philipp Jaggschitz: Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Andreas Waelti: Doublebass
Klemens Marktl: Drums

One of the qualitities of the Werner Zangerle Quartet is to convincingly tell musical stories that take the listener on varied musical journeys. He is supported by the members of his quartet, Philip Jagschitz on keys, Andreas Waelti on bass, and Klemens Marktl on drums.

Zangerle writes the music for his quartet, evocative pieces which create a framework, but also leave a lot of room. Room, he and his fellow musicians skillfully use to fill it with music. Music that draws on plentiful resources. Lately, you can hear strong melodies next to more experimental sounds, the deconstruction of the classic song structure and the compositional design of long musical arcs. However, the resulting music is far from being brainy, it is played with heart and mind, body and soul.

The quartett was founded in 2006 and has played ever since in various formations, documented by the debut CD <a href=”http://wernerzangerle.com/info/discographie/nucleus/” title=”Nucleus”> Nucleus</a> (Pao Records), which was released in 2007 and <a href=”http://wernerzangerle.com/info/discographie/panto/” title=”PANTO”>Panto</a>, published in 2012 on the self-founded label <a href=”http://listenclosely.at” target=”_blank”>Listen Closely</a>.

<strong>Download <a href=”http://wernerzangerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/EPKzangerlequartetenglish.pdf”>Presskit for Werner Zangerle Quartet</a></strong>

Some Liverecordings with the new Line-up.
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Rise and Fall – live
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Cornerstone – Live
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Ode – Live
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CD <a href=”http://wernerzangerle.com/info/discographie/panto/” title=”PANTO”>PANTO!</a>
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<blockquote>”Zangerle is an extraordinarily talented guy, plays a beautifully soft, always elegant tenor and impresses as a brilliant tunesmith. This time mostly the new album was presented. Zangerles tunes are safe vehicles for extensive improvisational forays, span a wide range and provide ample room for the soloists. With guitarist Matthias Löscher, Matthias Pichler on bass and Klemens Marktl on drums, he has one of the best rhythm teams of recent austrian scene. A austrian quartet that has no need to shy away from international comparison.” </blockquote> Christoph Haunschmid – Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, 16.52012

<blockquote>”Wonderfully refreshing, beautifull playful, immensely varied and virtuosic jazz, exactly this kind of jazz you can hear while listening to Werner Zangerles new CD “Panto”. Together with his three colleagues the native of Salzburg gives rise to highly varied and immensely evocative pieces in which melody, harmony and the complexity of jazz complement each other in a wonderful and especially fascinating light-footed way.
Together with his ensemble consisting of Matthias Löscher (guitar), Matthias Pichler (bass) and Klemens Marktl (drums) the sometimes experimental saxophonist creates a tonal language, which is mainly of a uncommon vitality. Zangerle nearly effortlessly circumnavigates all the dangers of being to intellectual and inaccesible, in this way he creates immensely evocative pieces that are bursting with ideas, wonderful melodies and surprising twists from the first to the last note.” </blockquote> Michael Ternai – musicaustria.at – 24.4.2012

<blockquote>”Saxophonist Werner Zangerle has an interesting and unique concept. He also has a spiritual connection to the modern tradition as well as to his compatriot Hans Koller.
And his conception proves it to be absolutely contemporary, especially free from clichés as he demonstrates on his CD “Panto” with his very own compositions.
The music of the quartet with Matthias Löscher on guitar, Matthias Pichler on bass and Klemens Marktl on drums to Zangerles tenor saxophone, however, is a very modern kind of “cool”: It emphasizes the linear development, rather than relying on hypertrophic complexity focus is set on open, sensitive interaction. And the four musicians – which becomes clear when listening to the title track – didn’t fail to hear the musical developments since Free Jazz and Contemporary Postmodernism.”</blockquote> Günter Buhles – Jazzpodium – 9/2012

<blockquote>”He is not only an accomplished instrumentalist on tenor sax, as he proves on “Panto”, the latest CD of his quartet with Matthias Löscher (g), Matthias Pichler (b) and Klemens Marktl (dr).
“Panto” is the Greek word for “whole, encompassing” and the title of the nearly 12-minute, central composition on the CD, this piece is an example of to the melodic and atmospheric modern jazz, Zangerle is comitted to: onomatopoetic, with a narrating saxophone sound and a clear dramaturgy.”</blockquote> Martin Schuster – Concerto – Oktober 2012

Debut-CD <a href=”http://wernerzangerle.com/info/discographie/nucleus/” title=”Nucleus”>Nucleus.</a>

<small>On Nucleus and Until 2010 Bernd Satzinger played Doublebass and Peter Kronreif played Drums. On Nucleus, Panto and until 2012 Matthias Löscher played guitar. Guest musicians to date include: Chris Wendt and Matthias Pichler on Double Bass, Philipp Jagschitz on Piano and Klemens Marktl on drums.</small>