German jazz guitarist (born 26/11/1952), resident in Dortmund. Apart from his own band Ceddo, he's also played with: Bescay, Cape Coast Syndicate, Human Steps, Kollektiv, Missus Beastly, and many others.
Of course he was especially brilliant in the first eponymous album of Ceddo with its crazy cosmic psychedelic weirdness, and I'm sure everyone here already has a copy. Though they went on to make a few more records, they were all of diminishing strength unfortunately and the later we travel ahead from 1979 the more disappointing they became for me. So already by 1982, the solo album Saguitarius [sic] tends to follow a very basic and light template, one which has been followed so many times by so many others before as we all know so well. As well the album is almost entirely acoustic, which will disappoint the fusion fan. Some tracks are recycled from the Ceddo catalogue, like Nano Nano. An Acoustic version of Plicker Plocker (why the childlike names?), which appears on Step by Step as the conclusion, gives you an idea:
In the later albums the diminishing rate of returns overwhelms me totally, though here and there we can hear some flashes of brilliance shine like fireworks, perhaps emanating from a very distant city. In another country. One that exists in the imagination, perhaps.