Stefan Pelzl's JUJU
Stefan Pelzl's Juju is one of Austria's most constant and creative Jazz ensembles. Shortly after its foundation in 1988, the group won the "2nd Lower Austria Jazz Contest". In these early days, Juju was influenced by John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Yusef Lateef, but - once out of these footprints - was very soon able to create a very original style in composing and performing as well. Four albums were recorded and prove for an outstanding musical development.
Virtually retaining the same core of the group, numerous top-musicians could be engaged for specific projects, including Leo Wright, Idris Muhammad, Ingrid Jensen, Lorenz Raab, Franz Hautzinger, Thomas Gansch and others. The group plays only original compositions, mainly by the leader. Juju have recorded four albums.
Stefan Pelzl's Juju performs as a quartet as well as a quintet with one additional horn player on trombone or trumpet. The actual line-up is:
- Stefan Pelzl - alto sax, flute
- Andy Bartosch - guitar
- Karl Sayer - double bass
- Klaus Goehr - drums
- Alois Eberl - trombone