Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio

12.09.2019 Live at the "Loft" Cologne


17.10.2018     20:00       Jazzclub Wuppertal

P.Brötzmann   sax   H.P.Hiby   sax

„Tatsache ist, dass wir uns seit mehr als 50 Jahre kennen, ich wohl ‚Schuld' an Hibys Liebe zum Saxophon bin und wir die 50 Jahre auch gebraucht haben, um zum ersten Mal zusammen zu spielen. Während ich in den letzten Jahren mit Heather Leigh, Keiji Haino und vielen anderen unterwegs bin, hat Hiby seinem alten englischen Freund und Trommler Paul Hession die Treue gehalten und das Duo mit dem englischen Kontrabassisten Michael Bardon zum Trio hat wachsen lassen. Aber Brötzmann/Hiby… eine echte Premiere!“
(Peter Brötzmann)


NEW CD RELEASE OCTOBER 2017   " Roots"  by Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio

New CD "Roots" by                                         Tracklist

Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio                            1. RIFF-RAFF

Not Two Records                                            2. ROOTS                                                                                                                                                                          MW966-2                                                          3. TIMELESS

H.P.Hiby ts, as                                                  4. DING AN SICH                                                                                                                                                            M. Bardon b                                                      5. P.J.                                                                                                                                                                                P.Hession dr                                                     6. THE WORM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7. KING FALAFEL

                                                                             8. NOUMENON



Saxophonist Hans Peter Hiby is one of the great mysteries in Germany’s free jazz scene.

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:

By Martin Schray