Drummer Christian Lillinger continues to adapt his band since his 2009 debut GRUND album, "First Reason", here demonstrating his strong skills as a leader, player, and composer.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 265
Squidco Product Code: 17111
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Marco Birkner in RecPublica Studios, Lubrza, Poland in December 2011.
Pierre Borel-alto saxophone
Tobias Delius-tenor saxophone
Jonas Westergaard-double bass
Robert Landfermann-double bass
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1. Grund VI 3:10
2. Perspektiven 7:36
3. acht! 4:42
4. Schnecke 8:15
5. Fur Pfranz 6:55
6. Grund VIII 8:25
7. Grund VII 4:39
8. P1 5:27
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"The sequel of "First Reason" goes not only one step forward, but several. Because the playing skills and the compositional visions of the young Berlin drummer Christian Lillinger developed considerably since 2009 (it was his recording debut as a leader, even if already astonishing), but also due to the maturation of the Grund project. Some considerable changes in personnel happened. In the unusual two basses / two horns centered instrumental format, the piano obtained a permanent presence, played by Achim Kaufmann, the same of another band with Lillinger's and bassist Robert Landfermann's participations, "Grünen". The three act as the rhythmic nucleus of this outfit. The pianist before was veteran Joachim Kühn, guesting only in some tracks. The harmonic reinforcement is achieved by the inclusion of a vibraphone, adding virtuoso Christophe Dell to the ensemble. And there was a replacement: the alto saxophone is now in the hands of another youngster in the scene, Pierre Borel, a French musician in quick ascension. British, but living in Berlin Tobias Delius and Danish Jonas Westergaard remain from the first opus, actively contributing to the essence of Grund's sound. It's great when we can follow the evolution of something organic ("grund" means soil and reason) as music..."-Clean Feed
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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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