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Hiby – Bardon – Hession Trio

Dienstag 6. November 2018 - 20:30

Hans Peter Hiby – Tenor-, Altsaxophon
Michael Bardon – Bass
Paul Hession – Schlagzeug


© Antje Zeis-Loi

Das 2016 neu-gegründete „Hiby – Bardon – Hession Trio“ arbeitet im Geiste des Free Jazz und der europäischen Improvisationsmusik. Die komplexen Strukturen ihrer Improvisationen verraten bei aller explosiven Dynamik einen hohen Grad an Sensilibität und erzählerischem Ausdruck. Ihnen ist es wichtig, nicht durch festgelegte Vorlagen eingeengt zu sein, um so musikalischem Ausdruck und Gefühlen freien Lauf lassen zu können, mit Raum, Umgebung und allen äußeren und inneren Einflüssen zu arbeiten und zu spielen, um diese in einem gemeinsamen Dialog zu entwickeln. Dies ist ein spannender Prozess für Musiker und Zuhörer.


Hans Peter Hiby (ts, as)
https://www.hanspeterhiby.com
Geboren 1962 in Gevelsberg / Nordrhein-Westfalen, lebt seit 1967 in Wuppertal. Arbeitet, als Musiker und Komponist, seit 1985 im internationalen Kontext der zeitgenössischen Avantgarde von Jazz und Improvisierter Musik u.a. mit Musikern wie: Louis Moholo, Sirone, Werner Lüdi, Peter Kowald, Martin Blume, Paul Rutherford, Stefan Keune, Alan Wilkinson, Dieter Manderscheid u.v.a. Er leitet seit 1986 hauptsächlich eigene Projekte, die ihn auf zahlreichen Konzerttourneen durch Europa führten.

Michael Bardon (b)
Geboren 1986 in Irland. Von 2007 – 2010 studierte er am Leeds College of Music Jazz. Seit 2010 arbeite er in verschiedenen Bands wie: Shatner’s Bassoon, Tipping Point, Sean Noonan’s Pavees Dance, Hession – DeBeznac –Bardon, Craig Scott’s Lobotomy, Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project Orchestra, Nat Birchall Quintet, Ben Cottrell’s New Seeing.

Paul Hession (dr)
http://www.hessiondrum.com
Geboren 1956 in Leeds (GB). Paul Hession begann mit 15 Jahren das Schlagzeugspiel im Bereich des traditionellen Jazz. In den frühen 1980igern kam er zur improvisierter Musik und spielte seit dem Weltweit auf verschiedenen Festivals und Clubs u.a. mit Musikern wie: Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Sunny Murray, Marshall Allen, Frode Gjerstad, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee, Borah Bergman, Otomo Yoshihide & his old friends Alan Wilkinson, Simon Fell, Hans Peter Hiby, Maggie Nicols, Elton Dean, Mick Beck u.v.a.


Presse:

Another amazing night of musical pyrotechnics at Fusebox last night. The firework display was provided by H.P. Hiby, M. Bardon and P. Hession, who individually where superb and as a unit were extraodinary. It wasn`t just me and Laura Cole who thought that this was, with due respect to all of the other great musicians that we have showcased this year, the most powerful performance of 2016 and somthing further back. Leeds 5.11.2016

Tremendous!!  This was the last of a four part mini-tour by the group, taking in Scotland and the Midlands and leaving the best till last for their final performance at the Bridge Hotel.   And what a blast – still full of such brutal energy, constantly driving power and a raw attack associated with the likes of Peter Brötzmann whom I’d seen over a decade ago, yet the Hans Peter Hiby performance tonight seemed so much more considered and accessible to me.
And what a performance. They hit the ground running.  It was immediately apparent that the key elements would be hugely energetic and thrilling, yet was soon to be intertwined with nicely contrasting melodic sections at a slower, albeit temporary pace. All pieces in the concert were mined a similar vein, yet each developed and flowed differently – each having its own personality and mood.
(Review/photos courtesy of Ken Drew  Newcastle 9.11.2016)


„Roots“ Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio

Freejazz blog January 2018

Saxophonist Hans Peter Hiby is one of the great mysteries in Germany’s free jazz scene. He grew up in Wuppertal, in the kindergarten he met Caspar, Peter Brötzmann’s son, they were like brothers. He spent a lot of time at the Brötzmann’s home, where he came into contact with jazz. Peter Brötzmann got him his first tenor saxophone, took him to his concerts, and Hiby was fascinated by the sheer energy and ferocity of free jazz. Albert Ayler, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Brötzmann himself, became his major influences.

In 1988 and 1995 Hiby released two very good albums, The Real Case with Paul Hession (drums) and Live in Bremen with Johannes Bauer (trombone), Marcio Mattos (bass) and Martin Blume (percussion). He played with a lot of great musicians like Peter Kowald, Sirone and Louis Moholo, he was up and coming. But then there was an abrupt stop.

Hiby chose to focus on his family, he decided that it was better to work in “regular“ jobs. In the beginning he tried to play and work at these jobs, but he soon realized that this was impossible. He even stopped going to concerts because he couldn’t stand watching others play. He says that these were hard times. In 2013 the kids were old enough to lead their own lives and Hiby wanted to try making music again. At the beginning of 2014 he rent a small practice room but playing was tougher than he thought. He had lost his embouchure, his fingers were stiff and he had a biceps tendon rupture that caused pain when he tried to turn his arm for certain half-tones. Yet, he was persistent and after one and a half years he played his first concert after the break, a duo with Martin Blume. Then he was offered to play with a trio at the Wuppertal Jazz Meeting, so he asked bassist Dieter Manderscheid and his old pal Paul Hession. Hiby was unsure if a trio could work, but the gigs (the following day they played at the Loft in Cologne) were great. Here at the latest it was clear that he couldn’t live without making music – preferably with a trio.

In September 2016 Paul Hession organized a small tour through Great Britain, but unfortunately Dieter Manderscheid had no time. Hession suggested a young, talented Leeds-based bassist with whom he had played several times – Michael Bardon. The tour went fine, the music was immediately intense and tight. So they decided to record an album at the Loft in Cologne in June 2017.

And what an album Roots is. The music is completely improvised, Hiby only said that he also wanted some shorter tracks, not just an endlessly long session. On the one hand there are the full throttle pieces like “Riff-Raff“, the opener, “Ding an sich“ and “King Falafel“. Hiby ejects smeared phrases, crassly overblown lines and vibrato-drunk notes as if he wants to express everything that’s been in him for the last 17 years. There’s no time to grab a breather, it’s 100% pure joy, breakneck speed, real fire music. On the other hand there are the balladesque and contemplative ones, “Roots“, “Timeless“, “P.J.“ (dedicated to Hiby’s son) and “Noumenon“. These tracks are clearly influenced by gospels and the blues, even melodies of Brötzmann’s later albums shine through. Hiby is rather playful here, the band oscillates between spirituality and a certain cool nervousness. “The Worm“, the largest track, brings the two worlds together – the scintillating sounds, blurred themes and motives that rise from the low registers to jubilant screams. All this is accompanied and supported by Bardon and Hession, who protect the ballads from getting too dreamy by setting sharp counterpoints and who support Hiby’s runs with feverish arcoing and rumbling rhythms during the wilder tracks.

Roots is my comeback album of the year, it’s a real treat for fans of Dave Rempis, Mats Gustafsson or Ken Vandermark.

You can buy the album from the label website: http://www.nottwo.com/catalog

By Martin Schray

http://www.freejazzblog.org/2018/01/hans-peter-hibymichael-bardonpaul.html

 


Hans Peter Hiby bringt neue CD raus

Lange war es ruhig um Hans Peter Hiby. Der Wuppertaler Sopran-, Alt- und Tenorsaxofonist gönnte sich eine kreative Schaffenspause. Vor etwas mehr als zwei Jahren trat er wieder an die Öffentlichkeit, gab unter anderem ein Konzert beim Wuppertaler Jazzmeeting. Seitdem ist er wieder zu Hause auf den Brettern, die die Welt bedeuten. Er hat sich jedoch etwas Zeit gelassen, auch im Wohnzimmer erneut präsent zu sein.

Nun ist sie da, seine neue CD mit dem Titel „Roots“. Aufgenommen wurde sie vergangenes Jahr im Juni im Tonstudio im Kölner Loft. Acht Titel ganz unterschiedlicher Länge sind auf ihr enthalten. Das kürzeste Stück („Noumenon“) dauert etwas weniger als eine Minute, das längste („The Worm“) etwa 19 Minuten.

Zwei erstklassige Musiker sind mit dabei: Kontrabassist Michael Bardon und Schlagzeuger Paul Hession. Die Freunde der frei improvisierten Musik kommen beim Anhören voll auf ihre Kosten. Denn die drei Musiker harmonieren glänzend miteinander. Exzellent passen wirbelnde, komplexe Schlagzeugfiguren und kunstfertige Bassriffs zu Hibys kraftvollem, energiegeladenem Spiel. Gibt es dagegen ruhige, kontemplative Saxophonklänge, etwa bei der Nummer „P.J.“, gehen Bardon und Hession sehr gefühlvoll mit ihren Instrumenten um.

Auch der perfekte Umgang mit musikalischer Spannung und Entspannung wie fließenden Dynamiken zeugen von einem kongenialen Verständnis füreinander. Erschienen ist die CD beim Label Not Two Records.
(Westdeutsche Zeitung  Hartmut Sassenhausen)