In Between Festivals
Christian Lillinger's "GRUND"
Besides GRUND, these internationally renowned musicians have interacted and worked together in the past and present in a wide range of combinations. They each represent different generations and scenes within the fields of jazz and improvised music. This echoes of their various affiliations are manifested through their diverse approaches toward the music and the way in which they play together.
Christian Lillinger’s compositions form the groundwork (Grund means “ground” in German), i.e. the basis for improvising: wide-open spaces that allow for unrestrained creativity for all the soloists.
That, in turn, means the energy fields released within an improvisation can wax and wane simultaneously in a group situation.
“For me, this band is an organism that makes no compromises.”
GRUND’s compositional underpinnings are often architecturally complex and range from jazz influences to total deconstruction. Although a high degree of concentration is required when listening to this music, the listener who does so will be greatly rewarded by an abundance of light.
GRUND already released two albums on Clean Feed. The new CD is released on Pirouet.
Christian Lillinger · drums
Pierre Borel · alto saxophone
Tobias Delius · tenor saxophone, clarinet
Achim Kaufmann · piano
Christopher Dell · vibraphone
Robert Landfermann · bass
Jonas Westergaard · bass