Hans Peter Hiby ts/as/ss
Michael Bardon b
Foto by Antje Zeis-Loi
In 2016 German saxophonist Hans Peter Hiby founded the „Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio“,
with English drummer Paul Hession and Irish bass player Michael Bardon.
works in the field of free jazz and Eurpean improvised music. After successful concerts
in November 2016 in England and Wales and June 2017 in Germany, their
studio recording „Roots“ was released as a CD on Not Two Records in October 2017.
The critic Hartmut Sassenhausen of the Westdeutsche Zeitung wrote in March 2018:
„ The saxophonist Hans Peter Hiby ends his creative break with the album „Roots“.
Two first-class musicians are in attendance: double bass player Michael Bardon and
drummer Paul Hession. Friends of free improvised music get their money`s worth
listening to this, because the three musicians interact brilliantly with each other. The
swirling, complex drum figures and artful bass riffs are an exellent match for Hiby`s
powerful, energetic playing. On the other hand, when there are quiet, contemplative
saxophone sounds, such as the number P.J. , Bardon and Hession deal very sensitively
with their instruments. Also the perfect handling of musical tension and relaxation as
well as flowing dynamics testify to a congenial understanding of each other.“