Dhe last minutes before the start of the concert, in the dark next to the stage, while the stage lights are already going up outside. A few steps to the instrument.
how to start
Or every year at the counter of the Italian restaurant around the corner from the Romanfabrik in Frankfurt. Beginning of January. The first Friday of the new year, always in a duo with Heinz.
How did it start this year? What do we do with this?
The year 2022 will conclude with Heinz Sauer turning ninety and it is a friend’s birthday and a great artist’s birthday. Heinz is the last who can endure a solemnity or holiday speech on his behalf, and the first who will turn away from any historical classification of his person. But one has to speak of his greatness on this day, and if I do it now in these lines, then in all brevity and with consideration for my friend, who will forgive me these words: Heinz Sauer is one of the few real musical giants who we’ve ever had in European jazz. His name should be mentioned when others are circulated.