Christof Lauer

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Christof Lauer
Background information
Birth name Christof Lauer
Born May 25, 1953
Origin Melsungen, Germany
Genres Jazz
Instruments tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Labels CMP Records
Act Records
Associated acts United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Palle Danielsson

Christof Lauer (born May 25, 1953)[1] is a German jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist,[2] born in Melsungen, Germany, perhaps most well known in Europe where he has done projects with various musicians, such as Palle Danielsson, Carla Bley,[3] Michel Godard,[4] Volker Kriegel, Michel Portal, Maria Joao, Anthony Cox, Gary Husband,[4] Alphonse Mouzon,[2] and Peter Erskine.[5]

In 1994 Lauer joined the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and replaced Charlie Mariano,[6] and is also a member of the Hamburg NDR Radio Orchestra.[4]

Select Discography[edit]

  • Christof Lauer (CMP Records)
  • Bluebells (CMP Records)
  • Blues In Mind (Act Records)
  • Fragile Network (Act Records)
With Kudsi Erguner
  • Ottomania: Sufi-Jazz-Project (Act Records)
With the Eric Watson Quartet
  • Road Movies (2004), Act


  1. ^ "Christof Lauer",, retrieved 2010-02-12
  2. ^ a b Shand, John (2005) ,, September 25, 2004, retrieved 2010-02-12
  3. ^ "Selected Recordings", ECM, retrieved 2010-02-12
  4. ^ a b c Fordham, John (2007) "Christof Lauer, Blues in Mind", The Guardian, 9 February 2007, retrieved 2010-02-12
  5. ^ Karlovits, Bob (1990) "Brief disc-cussions", Pittsburgh Press, 29 April 1990, retrieved 2010-02-12
  6. ^ Huey, Steve "The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-02-12