Manne Schlaier - guitar, composer and arranger Thomas Hirt - tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, composer and arranger »Cut« is their second album with originals, composed and arranged for duo. On the album you get 9 instrumentals from ballads to uptime jazz. The first track »Leonardo« is dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, in »Cut« you will listen to the congenial dueting of flute and guitar. You will be demanded, ensnared by their music and captured by a variety of impressions. Reviews »outstanding performance« (Claude Nobs, producer Montreux Jazz Festival) »this is certainly challenging music making and I'm loving it...I can't believe how beautiful it is...and the dueting between you guys, you're so together, it's remarkable« (John Aielli, Radio KUT- FM 90.5 Austin/Texas) »they developed a duo identity in the last several years playing original music - which is terrific - I'm a fan of their music« (Dr. John Mills, Director of jazz studies at the Southwest Texas State University) »jazz of the highest standard« German Embassy Nicosia/Cyprus »They are standing for one of the most self-willed jazz duos...after a few notes you are captured by their peculiar mixture of saxophone and guitar...already in this early composition is noticeable what distinguishes the Schlaier Hirt Duo: their unbelievable ability for the musical dialogue telling stories, or better: they develop music to the inner stories of the listener«.