Drummer Christian Lillinger with Tobias Delius, Joachim Kuhn, Wanja Slavin, &c. unconventional formats that blur melody, rhythm and harmonics for great and abstract results.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 142
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Recorded May 21-22, 2008 by Marco Birkner at Robert Arato Atelier, Ibiza, Spain. Mixed by Marco Birkner at Studio P1 on June 17 and July 18, 2008. Mastering by Chris von Rautenkranz on December 17, 2008 at Soundgarden Hamburg.
Tobias Delius-saxophone, clarinet
Wanja Slavin-saxophone, clarinet, melodica
Christian Lillinger-drums, percussion
Joachim Kühn-piano (tracks 1, 5, 9)
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1. Pfranz 8:30
2. Feldarbeit 3:57
3. Grund I 4:31
4. Patient 8:17
5. Grund II 3:15
6. Shape 6:07
7. The Heron 5:44
8. Brücke 5:23
9. Plattform 10:54
10. Die Enge 4:17
11. Grund III 4:11
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Yes, this is organic music, with the low frequencies of two basses forging the ground (and that explains the name of this band, Grund) of everything happening musically, two saxophones (doubling on clarinets) on top, and everywhere the presence of Christian Lillinger, a pupil of Gunter "Baby" Sommer who plays the drum kit thinking composicionally. In three tracks, also a very special guest on piano, Joachim Kuhn. With this unconventional formation, Lillinger goes from one extreme to another: he combines rhythm and melody with no harmony in between, and he melts all instruments in a blurred mix of sounds, going totally harmonic and abstract.
First Reason is the most advanced jazz played nowadays in Germany and in Europe, and knowing the list of collaborators of this drummer is to clarify the importance he achieved in the scene: Urs Leimgruber, Rudi Mahall, Mederic Collignon, Frank Gratkowski, Axel Dörner, Daniel Erdmann, Gebhard Ullmann, John Schröder, Simon Nabatov and Ernst Ludwig Petrowski are some of them, musicians of several generations and orientations. He's involved in collectives like Hyperactive Kid, Spoom, Wanja Slavin Sextett, Gschlößls Vierergruppe and Joachim Kühn Berlin Trio important cells of the 21st century jazz in the Old Continent. Slavin is one of the reedmen here, and the basic quintet also includes a growing star of the tenor, Tobias Delius. His partnerships are similarly astonishing: Steve Lacy, Louis Moholo, Bill Frisell, Misha Mengelberg, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake, Ray Anderson, and Han Bennink are among the improvisers who called him to play together. And then you have Kuhn, the first name everybody pronounces when the subject of the conversation is the European pianistic mastery in this kind of music. Simply remarkable."-Clean Feed
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"Tobias Delius was born on 15 July 1964 in Oxford, England. He began playing saxophone in 1980 in the German Ruhr region. In 1983/84 he lived in Mexico City where he played in the "Cuarteto Mexicano de Jazz" led by pianist Francixco Téllez.
Delius moved to Amsterdam in 1984 and studied for a short while at the Sweelinck Conservatorium. He quickly became involved with Amsterdam improvisers and dropped his studies to immerse himself in the improvised music scene. In 1990 he was awarded the Podiumprijs from the organisation Stichting Jazz in Nederland. He has worked in Europe and overseas with such musicians as Steve Lacy (October Meeting '91), Louis Moholo's Viva-la-black (South Africa '93), Bill Frisell, Mark Feldman and Trio Clusone (Clusone Jazz '93), Misha Mengelberg ("Pollo de Mare", Angelica '96 in Bologna), Steve Beresford ("Signals for Tea", Vancouver '98), Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake (Chicago 2001) and Ray Anderson (Rotterdam, '01).
Tibias is currently based in Berlin where ihe is an active member of the improvised community performing regularly with Axel Dörner, Christian Lillinger, Clayton Thomas, Liz Albee and many others."-DOEK (http://www.doek.org/project/tobias-delius/)
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"Robert Landfermann Doublebass born 1982 in Bonn.
1998 - 2002 Doublebass lessons in Bonn with Gunnar Plümer
2002 - 2007 Jazz-Doublebass in Cologne "Musikhochschule für Musik und Tanz"
2007 - 2009 special degree "Konzertexamen" with Prof Dieter Manderscheid
since 2011 teaching Jazz Doublebass at the Folkwang university of arts in Essenworked with:
Joachim Kühn, John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Yo-Yo Ma, Django Bates, Tomasz Stanko, Barre Philips, John Taylor, Lenine, Dave Liebman, Simon Nabatov, Chris Potter, John Hollenbecks 'Claudia Quintet', Hilmar Jensen, Urs Leimgruber, Jim Black, Peter Evans, Manfred Schoof, Tobias Delius, Achim Kaufmann, Julian Argueilles, Frank Gratkowski, Thomas Lehn, Mederic Collignon, Gerd Dudek, Stephane Guillaume, Charlie Mariano, Kinan Azmeh, Markus Stockhausen, Cino Palagliesu, Rudi Mahall, Tetsu Saitoh, Claudio Puntin, Steffen Schorn, Axel Dörner, Wolfgang Haffner, Ian Thomas, Ben Perowski, Danny Gottlieb, NDR BigBand, Rhani Krija...Concerts:
In about 50 Countries on 5 Continents:
China, Indonesia, Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, South Corea, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominicanian Republic, Salvador, Brasil, Bolivia, Equador, Columbia, Tunesia, Maroc, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Cape Verde, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Danmark, Luxemburg, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Zyprus, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Bulgaria, Albania, Rumania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway...
In famous Concerthalls:
Sydney Opera, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Mozartsaal Wien, Cité de la musique Paris, Megaron Musikis Athen, L'auditori Barcelona, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Theatre Marni Brussels, "stone" NYC, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Bozar Brussels, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Brucknerhaus Linz, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Philharmony Essen, Philharmony Cologne, Philharmony Luxemburg, Filharmonia Krakowska, Krzysztof Penderecki Centre for Music, NOSPR Concert Hall Katowice, Konserthuset Stockholm...
On national and international Festivals:
Vancouver Jazzfestival, North-Sea-festival, JazzNow Sydney, Kopenhagen Jazzfestival, Jazzfest Berlin, Casa del Jazz Rom, London Jazzfestival, Glasgow Jazzfestival, JazzNoJazz Zürich, 12points! 2010 Stavanger Norway, 12points! 2008 Dublin, Moers Jazzfestival, Jazz.pt Lissabon, Duketown Festival s'Hertogenbosch, Coimbra Jazzfestival, The Hague Den Haag, Portalegre Jazzfestival, Salzau Jazz-Baltica, Jazzfestival Burghausen, INNtöne, Leverkusener Jazztage, Elbjazz, Hamburger Jazztage, Münster Jazzfestival, Jazzrallye Düsseldorf, Traumzeit Festival, Gnaua festival Essauira...Awards:
New German Jazzaward 2009 with Frederik Köster Quartett
Horst und Gretl-Will Stipendium - Culture-Price of the City of Cologne 2009
German Member of the European Jazz Orchestra connected to the EBU in 2008"-Robert Landfermann Website (http://robertlandfermann.com/biography.html)
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"Christian Lillinger (born April 21, 1984 in Lübben ) is a drummer, composer and percussionist of modern creative style and new improvisational music.
Lillinger studied at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden at Günter Sommer from 2000 to 2004. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a member of the Bundesjugendjazzorchester.
Lillinger plays in the trio Gropper | Graupe | Lillinger, until 2015 under the name Hyperactive Kid, with the saxophonist Philipp Gropper and the guitarist Ronny Graupe, where he is largely confined to the conventional drum kit. In 2008, he composed his first band Christian Lillingers Grund, whose first two released albums were released at Clean Feed Records at the end of 2009 and 2013. In addition Lillinger works as a sideman with well-known musicians such as Rolf Kühn, Joachim Kühn, Miroslav Vitouš, Beat Furrer, Rudi Mahall, John Schröder, Barre Phillips, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Wadada Leo Smith, Frank Gratkowski, Simon Nabatov, Tobias Delius and Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn, Michael Wollny, Louis Scyvis, Bruno Chevillon, David Liebman, Edmund Lehmugruber, Theo Jörgensmann, John Edwards, Greg Cohen, William Parker, Joe Lovano and Tony Malaby. Since 2004 he has been working continuously in the EUPHORIUM, the international ensemble of contemporary performing arts and music around the Leipzig-based Oliver Schwerdt, especially in the trio with Schwerdt alias Elan Pauer and Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky. Since 2009, Lillinger has also been working in the Klaviertrio Grünen with Achim Kaufmann and Robert Landfermann, who presented a first album on the Portuguese label Clean Feed Records in 2010. Since 2010, Lillinger has also worked in the trio Dell Lillinger Westergaard, which also performed with John Tchicai. In 2011 he founded the Trio Starlight with Petter Eldh and Wanja Slavin, who moved his debut CD 2013 to the Swiss label Unit Records. With Eldh and Slavin he also founded the Quartet Amok Amor with the American trumpeter Peter Evans, who released his first album of the same name in 2015.
Lillinger is also a member of the following groups: Rolf Kühn Unit, Henrik Walsdorff Trio, Pascal Niggenkempervision 7, Ronny Graupes Spoom, Schmittmenge Meier, Marc Schmolling Trio, Wanja Slavin Quintett, Carl Ludwig Hübschs Drift, Hübschacht, Uwe Steinmetz Stream Ensemble, The upper class, Ember, Gerhard Gschlößl's group of four, Gerhard Gschlößls G9, KUU! And also plays with Joachim Kühn in trio.
From 2012 to 2013, Christian Lillinger was a member of the board of the Union of German Jazzmusicians."-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Lillinger)
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