Shuteen Erdenebaatar

I want to recommend the album “Rising Sun” by the Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartet. She comes from Mongolia and studied jazz piano and jazz composition in Munich/Germany. I think she is as talented as Joey Alexander. The album contains many hymns to life. My favorite track is the melancholic piano solo piece “Summer Haze.”

Sifting Gold

“You have to sift the gold!” Jazz coach Brent Vaartstra says to his students. You have to decide for yourself which advice or course is best for you at the moment. What you want to put the most effort into improving now. Many things may still be too difficult, need more time or can only be achieved in small steps.

Since 2007 I have been making more music again, on saxophone, piano and clarinet. Sometimes I have more time, sometimes other things are more important. That’s life. I’m glad I’m doing ear training. I’m not very far along yet, but at least I can recognize intervals. In Darmstadt I played in workshop bands, in Paderborn I currently have time for saxophone lessons.

The question is whether well-placed tones can solve problems. Probably not directly, but you feel more relaxed and optimistic, which is certainly helpful. Art makes our world more beautiful.


I would like to draw your attention to the composer, saxophonist and pianist Renate Hartnagel. Visit her homepage:

She is the composer of piano sheet music collections like Enjoy Your Piano and Traumhafte Klaviermusik (Dreamful Piano Music). She masters many styles: classic, Latin, pop, and jazz. One of my favourite pieces is Wie ein Wunder (Like a Miracle):