Hiby-Bardon-Hession Trio


Hans Peter Hiby   ts/as/ss

Michael Bardon   b

Paul Hession        dr


Foto by Antje Zeis-Loi


This trio developed from the Hiby/Hession duo, which was established in 1986, when the two musicians

met in Hiby’s hometown of Wuppertal. The duo was augmented over the years with double bassists,

including Roberto Bellatalla, Marcio Mattos, Peter Kowald and Dieter Manderscheid, but it was not until

2016 that the young Irish bassist Michael Bardon joined to form the present trio. He is the perfect foil for

the two other musicians, acting as a melodic fulcrum and the resulting music is passionate and questing

while balancing a full spread of dynamics with allusions to an earlier jazz tradition. This trio takes the

listener on a journey by fully exploring the formal possibilities inherent in every encounter and by being

sensitive to each other and the unique acoustic properties of every playing environment. Friends of free

improvised music get their money`s worth listening to. Because the three musicians harmonize brilliantly

with each other. The swirling, complex drum figures and artful bass riffs are an excellent match for Hiby`s

powerful, energetic playing.

by Andreas Fischer
by Andreas Fischer

Hans Peter Hiby Trio


Hans Peter Hiby   ts/as/ss

Dieter Manderscheid  b

Paul Hession   dr




Hiby-Manderscheidt-Sauerborn Trio


Hans Peter Hiby   ts/as/ss

Dieter Manderscheid   b

Thomas Sauerborn   dr




Foto by Louisa Müller