Werner Tian Fischer

'the jazzy guitarist with a predilection for catchy tunes'

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2019-10-04
Release of Fishberger's Fancy

Werner Fischer (g) and Fridolin Berger (b) proudly announce the release of their long-awaited duo debut album with PBR Records Ltd., Fishberger's Fancy. It features accomplished saxophonist Denise Steinegger on three selections.

The production boasts a unique, transparent sound which has no safety net underneath and thus manages to speak to the listener in an unusually direct and pure way. What is more, it effortlessly accommodates such different idioms as swing, funk, pop and classically inspired guitar music on one and the same CD. This astonishing effect is ensured by Werner Fischer’s consistently superb playing on both acoustic and electric guitar and by Fridolin Berger’s sonorous and swinging double bass throughout.

The album was recorded in October 2018 at Soundfarm Studio, Obernau, by sound magician Patrik Schwitter, who also did the mixing and mastering. Cover art work and design, highly appealing as well, were provided by Andreas Weber and Kate Isler.

You can purchase our latest production as CD (Digipack), listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-09-27
Here Comes the Sun

We are happy to announce the digital release of the first single of our upcoming album 'Fishberger's Fancy' - a tribute to the seminal album 'Abbey Road'

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-08-29
Rosmari und i (single edit)

We are happy to announce the digital release of a new single edit of this classic ballad by the legendary Rumpelstilz!

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-07-26
Digital Release of Foreclosure

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's fourth album, originally released in 2018 on ELCHI.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-07-14
Digital Release of The Light Is On

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's third album, originally released in 2016 on PBR Jazz (PBR J300)

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-06-14
Digital Release of Eastbound and Chinese Soul

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's first and second album, originally released in 2011 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-05-26
Digital Release of The Sam Trümpy Memorial

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of the SAM TRÜMPY MEMORIAL JAZZ COALITION's last concert of their late summer 2007 tour of Switzerland, originally released in 2009 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-05-21
Jazz in Glarus

In den vergangenen 60 Jahren hat sich im Glarnerland eine kleine, aber feine Jazz-Szene entwickelt, die immer wieder mit kreativen musikalischen Eigengewächsen und spektakulären Bigbands auf sich aufmerksam machte.

Am 1. Juni 2019 präsentieren Werner Fischer und Fredy Bühler im Gesellschaftshaus die Neuauflage des Buches «Jazz im Glarnerland» sowie die erstmals zusammengestellte «Glarus Jazz Discography»

2019-04-27
Digital Release of All Standard Guitars

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of Werner Fischer's and Michael Giger's guitar duo recording from July 2007, originally released in 2009 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.
"Delta Blues meets Django Reinhardt's gypsy heart - with tremendous musical sensitivity and without rivalry the two guitarists cover a wide stylistic field from the music of the 1930s until today." (Bruno Spörri)
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-04-19
Release von Tigerbalsam

Seven Days! Nur noch 7 Tage warten bis zum weltweiten digitalen Release der wunderbaren Mundartsongs von TIGERBALSAM! mit Lyrics von Jan Krohn, der einzigartigen Stimme von Estella Benedetti und den fabulösen Gitarren von Michael Giger und Werner Tian Fischer. Freude herrscht!
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-03-21
Digital Release of Panda's Delight

We are happy to announce the digital release of Panda's Delight, a trio recording dating back to the two hottest days of summer 2005.
On July 27 & 28, 2005, Werner Fischer recorded together with Fridolin Berger (b) and Gabriel Schiltknecht (dr) at Mapple Beach Studios Braunwald the following tracks: Travels - Berimbau - Here, There and Everywhere - Two For The Road - James - St. Thomas - Polkadots & Moonbeams.
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-03-04
Final Edits with Fishberger's Fancy

Gestern waren wir nochmals zu Gast im Studio des Klangmagiers Patrik Schwitter, wo wir ihm beim Erstellen der final edits für unser Duo/Trioalbum 'Fishberger's Fancy' (Werner Fischer, Fridolin Berger und special guest Denise Steinegger) zuschauen durften. Wir freuen uns sehr!

2019-02-28
Biattel George at the carnival!

Biattel George was sighted at the Lucerne carnival giving away handfuls of confetti.

2019-1-23
Fishberger's Fancy

In early October, Fishberger's Fancy recorded at Soundfarm Studio in Obernau. With the great assistance of sound magician Patrik Schwitter, Werner Fischer and Fridel Berger recorded five acoustic pieces (Here Comes The Sun, Snowflight, La Bicicletta, Kepler 452b, Hazel) and another four jazz tunes (Line for Lyons, The View, Hide And Seek, Bock To Bock) together with superb saxophonist Denise Steinegger.
We've just received the mixes of the jazz selections and boy! do they sound GREAT!!! please read the account by eminent engineer Patrik Schwitter.

2019-1-1
The Altrisuoni Trilogy

Frank says: "It's a new day. It's a new year. Time to listen to the Altrisuoni Trilogy again - albeit it's timeless." https://werner-fischer.ch/shop

2018-12-23
Travelagogo

Together with Travelogue's renowned rhythm section - Gabriel Schiltknecht on drums and Fredi Meli on electric bass - Werner Fischer has recently started to rehearse a new program that includes many lovely tunes by guitar greats John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Mike Stern alongside their own original material. The new trio goes under the name of Travelagogo.
> TRAVELAGOGO: the exciting new power trio featuring the lithe and lyrical guitar of Werner Fischer, the powerhouse bass playing of long-time NYC resident Fredi Meli and the energetic drumming of Gabriel Schiltknecht! <

2018-12-19
The Travelogue Trilogy

"My light is out, theirs isn't." - Mr Zappa strongly recommends the Travelogue Trilogy for a musically enlightening trip on a small budget. Get it now! Before your light grows dim. https://werner-fischer.ch/shop

2018-10-05
Fishberger's Fancy

Fishberger's Fancy have just finished recording at Soundfarm Studio in Obernau. With the great assistance of sound magician Patrik Schwitter, Werner Fischer and Fridel Berger recorded five acoustic pieces on October 4 (Here Comes The Sun, Snowflight, La Bicicletta, Kepler 452b, Hazel) and another four jazz tunes (Line for Lyons, The View, Hide And Seek, Bock To Bock) together with the superb saxophonist Denise Steinegger on October 5. We're greatly looking forward to the mixing sessions!

2018-07-28
Fishberger's Fancy go Soundfarm

Anfang Oktober begeben sich Fishberger's Fancy ins Studio nach Obernau. In der Soundfarm werden Werner Fischer und Fridel Berger eine Handvoll folkige und jazzige Stücke einspielen, darunter einige Eigenkompositionen des Gitarristen. Technisch betreut und unterstützt werden sie vom Klangmagier Patrik Schwitter. Die Tenoristin Denise Steinegger wird sich ebenfalls im Laufe der Session einfinden und einigen Stücken ihren musikalischen Glanz aufsetzen.

2018-06-01
Re-release on Spotify

The Sam Trümpy Memorial Jazz Coalition's live recording from 2007 has recently been re-released on Spotify. Feel free to have a listen and enjoy the great music!

2018-03-30
NEW CD OUT! Travelogue: 'Foreclosure - Live at the Kunsthaus'

Following their instrumental debut ('Eastbound', 2003) and two studio productions with singers Sophie Dunér ('Chinese Soul', 2011) and Coco Rouzier ('The Light Is On', 2016), Werner Fischer and his band Travelogue present their new album 'Foreclosure', a passionate instrumental live recording. The line-up consists of saxophonist Jürg Wickihalder, drummer Gabriel Schiltknecht, pianist Roberto Domeniconi and bassist Fredi Meli. In addition to Fischer's driving jazz compositions, the recording shows the lyrical sides of the band as well as a certain affinity for free improvisation. Visit us at our new website!

2018-01-09
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING!

Travelogue's brand-new website is up and running. Our splendid new home was expertly designed and programmed by Thomas Hildbrand. You are all welcome to have a look and linger for a while: travelogue.ch