from the Jazzfingers-Album „Enigma“

– Dirk Raufeisen (p) – Götz Ommert (b) – Dirik Schilgen (dr) – Barbara Ehlich (sax)

recorded at Diratonstudio 1995

Today, 1st March 2024, the album „Enigma“ by Dirk Raufeisen and Jazzfingers, which was originally released on CD in 1996, was re-released on streaming platforms. Some footage was filmed during the recording sessions at Diratonstudio, including the recording of the track „Angel Eyes“.

Adapted from Gerhard Gärtner’s words on the original album sleeve:

Dirk Raufeisen has played with countless national and international jazz stars since winning the German music contest “Jugend jazzt” in 1991 and even more so after the release of his CD “Brotherhood of Man” with Jimmy Woode (b) and Charly Antolini (dr).
Dirk Raufeisen has reached, besides his technical ability, a musical maturity, which puts him amongst the best of the German jazz scene. Confident in his style, he plays ballads with sensitivity just as well as adding a spark to up-tempo pieces. Reminiscent of his long-time idol Oscar Peterson without merely copying him, his own style is distinctive and beloved by audience and critics alike. Tours in both Germany and abroad, the release of four of his own CDs, participation in other productions, as well as concerts on radio and television demonstrate his abilities.
This CD was recorded over a weekend in late 1995. Götz Ommert on bass, as well as the two drummers Thomas Cremer and Dirik Schilgen, complement Dirk fantastically. This album was also enriched by the participation of Barbara Ehlich, a saxophonist from Munich, whose unforgettable sound on the alto sax in Corcovado, Angel Eyes and in the original composition Blues for G.G., dedicated to the addresser, demand the listener’s attention. Barbara also shone as guest in one title of the trio’s CD “Live im Luitpold” (Bad Wörishofen).

Gerhard Gärtner

Jazzfingers near the Diratonstudio 1995