First Cut Is the Deepest
Flute players still seem to be a rare breed in jazz music - especially flute players that can really improvise. Stephanie Wagner, who studied at Berklee College, is one of them. She formed an interesting trio with "only" guitar and bass: A trio with three accomplished individuals that all contribute equally to the melodic, open and yet grooving sound of the group. Virtuoso bass player Ralf Cetto is also member of Azizah Mustafa-Zadeh's band and he performed with greats like Sheila Jordan, Ivan Lins, Adam Nussbaum, and Mitchel Forman. Guitarist Thomas Langer is not only member of Germany's most successful organ trio (with Barbara Dennerlein) but also played with Aki Takase, Jeff Andrews, and Bob Mintzer.