The Grid Mesh trio performing live at The Loft in Cologne, dark and biting improv with an electroacoustic edge that shifts between playful dialog to massive walls of sound.
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Catalog ID: FMR 282
Squidco Product Code: 13070
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack, not sealed
Recorded June 20, 2009 at Tonart/Loft, Cologne by Christian Heck. Mixed December 15, 2009 at Sutdio P4, Berlin by Niklas Schmincke.
Frank Paul Schubert-alto and soprano saxophone
Andreas Willers-electric guitar, devices
Rudi Fischerlehner-drums, percussion
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
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"The Trio Grid Mesh performs suspenseful, multi-dimensional improvised music with a fascinating blend of acoustic and electric sounds. It's an energetic, subtle and intelligent musical trip on which the development of ideas and the interplay of these masterful musicians are equally impressive as their command of a modern, biting jazz language. This stands effectively alongside more abstract, fragile structures and massively archaic walls of sound that even can knock back into irony. Thus a band sound is revealed that can truely be termed as "21st century improv music".
Grid Mesh was founded in 2006 and released its self-titled debut on Farai Records in 2007. Following concerts all over Germany, the UK, Austria, Rumania and after an US/Canadaian tour in 2009, this, their second CD, was recorded for the FMR label.
Since his 1981 solo debut on Berlin's FMP label Andreas Willers has founded a reputation as an exceptional guitarist with a rich stylistic background and impressive technical and tonal abilities that are carried by a great instinct for form and emotional power. He has worked with international greats like Paul Bley, Louis Sclavis, David Murray, Dominique Pifarély, Gerry Hemingway or Jim Black as well as with known figures of the scene in Berlin like Gebhard Ullmann, Johannes Bauer and Matthias Schubert. As a composer, bandleader and sideman Willers is represented on over 40 releases on lables like Enja and Leo Records. Studied el. guitar and composition in Los Angeles and Hamburg, taught jazz guitar at the HfM Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Numerous awards, festival appearences and tours throughout the world.
Frank Paul Schubert
Saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert lives in Berlin since 1999. From the early 90s on he has been present on numerous festivals. His musical orientation stretches from Contemporary Jazz and Improvised Chamber Music, e.g. in Duo with pianist Antonis Anissegos (CD: "Phoobsering" 2005) to the abstract soundscapes of GRID MESH. Since 2006 he is working with drummer Guenter Baby Sommer (CD: "HIC SUNT LEONES" 2007; "Hic Sunt Leones's power and finesse make it album of the year material."The Wire) as well as collaborating with Johannes Bauer, Tony Buck, Chris Dahlgren, Tobias Delius, Willi Kellers, Jan Klare, Olaf Rupp, Helmut "Joe" Sachse, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Harri Sjöström, Clayton Thomas etc. Tours led him in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Austria, Rumania, Poland etc.
Rudi Fischerlehner works as a drummer in the fields between rock, jazz, improvised and experimental music. He also writes and produces music for a variety of bands, shortmovies, art-videos and performances. As a teenager he started to play in Rockbands, do self-made Jazz/Impro-evenings in local underground clubs and study classical percussion at the conservatory in Linz for some time before moving to Vienna. After shorter stays in New York and a journey through Africa he ended up living in Berlin. He plays in a variety of bands like Pinx and Erste Stufe Haifisch and also performs regularly with Olaf Rupp, Andreas Willers and Dominique Pifarely among others."-FMP
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"Frank Paul Schubert is a saxophone player in the realms of Improvised Music and Contemporary Jazz.
Born in Neuss/Germany in 1965, he began to play the saxophone self-taught in 1982, took lessons with Lajos Dudas from 1988 to 1992, studied at Musikhochschule Aachen (classical saxophone repertoire as well as jazz) with Prof. Hugo Read from 1992 to 1996, and, after a short interlude in Aschaffenburg/Bavaria, moved to Berlin in 1999.
Schubert works regularly with Willi Kellers, Andreas Willers, Johannes Bauer, Matthias Müller, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Uwe Oberg, Paul Dunmall, Alexander von Schlippenbach and many more (more detailed list see below). Besides his main project GRID MESH (see "projects"), he also collaborated with drummer Günter Baby Sommer from 2006 on.
Also in 2006 he started to work with trombonist Matthias Müller in several small group settings and finally in the duo FOILS, which since 2012 is expanded to the FOILS QUARTET with John Edwards and Mark Sanders.With Antonis Anissegos he has been playing since 2002. They released their duo CD "Phoobsering" in 2005.
Frank Paul Schubert is member of the Willi Kellers Trio (with Clayton Thomas) as well as the Willi Kellers Quartet feat. Paul Dunmall.Since 2009 he has been playing a series of duo concerts with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach (in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Münster, Berlin) as well as frequent local small group gigs featuring Mr. von Schlippenbach.
Festival appearances include Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen, Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, Sibiu Jazz&More, Madrid Hurta Cordel, Lisbon Jazz im Goethe Garten, Wiesbaden Just Music, Hamburg ElbJazz, JAZZDOR (Jazz d'Or) Offenburg, Greiz JazzWerk#9, Nordhäuser Jazzfest, Stuttgart Saxophonfestival and some more.Tours led him to Poland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, UK, USA and Canada.He released several recordings on labels including Leo Records, NoBusiness Records, Red Toucan Records, FMR, Creative Sources, gligg, JazzHausMusik, KONNEX, farai-NRW.
Frank Paul had the pleasure to collaborate with many fine musicians including the following (in alphabetical order):Liz Allbee, Antonis Anissegos, Johannes Bauer, Simon Camatta, Anat Cohavi, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Paul Dunmall, John Edwards, Jörg Fischer, Rudi Fischerlehner, Gerhard Gschlössl, Paul Hubweber, Peter van Huffel, John Hughes, Klaus Janek, Hilary Jeffery, Kalle Kalima, Achim Kaufmann, Willi Kellers, Jan Klare, Meinrad Kneer, Andreas Krennerich, Burkard Kunkel, Klaus Kürvers, Lömsch Lehmann, Björn Lücker, Mike Majkowski, Christian Marien, Matthias Müller, Uwe Oberg, Olaf Rupp, Mark Sanders, Julie Sassoon, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Harri Sjöström, Günter Baby Sommer, Ricardo Tejero, Christof Thewes, Clayton Thomas, Andreas Willers."-Frank Paul Schubert Website (http://www.frankpaulschubert.de/bio.html)
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"Rudi Fischerlehner plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and performances.
Born in 1977 in Austria he was introduced to the drums in his childhood and quickly started playing in bands as a teenager around Linz. Following a period studying classical percussion he moved to Vienna, travelled to Africa and China, spent a few month in New York and now resides in Berlin.
His current projects include Xenofox with Olaf Rupp, RMF with Rupp and Matthias Müller, Parrot´s Feathers with Matthias Schubert and Antonio Borghini, Fiium Shaarrk and Gorilla Mask.
Rudi works or has also worked in collaboration with Erste Stufe Haifisch, Andreas Willers, Tristan Honsinger, Julie Sassoon, La Tourette, Dominique Pifarely, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Buck, Frank Paul Schubert, Zsolt Sőrés, Edoardo Maraffa and many more.
Projects in which he features have been regularly invited to important festivals and clubs worldwide and featured on radio programmes such as Ö1, BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandfunk.
As a producer and composer for film soundtracks he contributed to movies by Ella Raidel, Johanna Kirsch and Katharina Lampert and was involved in the video or performance work of Katrin Plavcak, Wilhelm Groener, Rainer Kohlberger, Haroon Mirza and Tarek Atoui."-Rudi Fischerlehner Website (http://www.rudifischerlehner.net/bio-e.html)
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