Christof Lauer

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Christof Lauer
Background information
Born (1953-05-25)May 25, 1953
Melsungen, Germany
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Labels CMP, ACT
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)
  • Bluebells (CMP)
  • Blues In Mind (ACT)
  • Fragile Network (ACT)

With Kudsi Erguner

  • Ottomania: Sufi-Jazz-Project (ACT)

With the Eric Watson Quartet

  • Road Movies (ACT, 2004)


  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