pago libre

pago libre © Nancy Horowitz

from left: Arkady Shilkloper - John Wolf Brennan - Tscho Theissing - Georg Breinschmid
photo © Nancy Horowitz


A great band, already formed in 1989, I discovered just recently.
Quote from pago libre's site: "pago libre is ... an acronym of the founding membersí names: Italian bassist Daniele PAtumi, native American violinist Steve GOodman, Swedish trumpeter Lars LIndvall, and Irish-Swiss pianist John Wolf BREnnan. The quartet first got together in 1989. Shortly after, Goodman left and was replaced by Austrian violinist Tscho Theissing. In October 1994, Russian French horn player Arkady Shilkloper (replacing Lindvall) became the fourth member."
The group recorded four CDs, which are still available. Tscho Theissing announced a new CD "stepping out" to be released by Leo Records [LR 444] in autumn of 2005.

Current Lineup (as it will appear on the new CD)

CDs (with Daniele Patumi on double bass)

  1. pago libre | rec. March 1995 | Leo Records | LR 354
  2. Wake Up Call (live in Italy) | rec. Sep 1997 | Leo Records | LR 272
  3. cinémagique | rec. March 1999/2000 | TCB - The Montreux Jazz Label | TCB 01112
  4. PHOENIX (live in Salzburg & Zurich) | rec. Feb 2003 | Leo Records | LR 377

Unfortunately there are no listening samples on pago libre's site. But you can find all CDs but cinénemagique @ They also offer listening samples for PHOENIX and pago libre.
Cinénemagique can be ordered @ JAZZTIME CD-Shop, Switzerland. JAZZTIME CD-Shop doesn't provide listening samples.

maintained by hepcat1950 TOP last update: August 5, 2005