Philipp Gropper's Philm (DE)

Begin: 04.06.2017, 15:02 o'clock

Philipp Gropper's Philm (DE)

Berlin-based saxophonist Philipp Gropper feels connected to the tradition, it’s true, but he is doggedly in search of the vitality and freshness to be found within it, as a means to the end of creating “immediacy and aura”. In his quartet Philm, founded in 2012, he has teamed up with three further individualists of the jazz avant-garde. In Philm’s music, saxophone, piano, bass and drums stand side by side in autonomy and equality and yet manage to build an intertwined whole.  Improvisation and composition are fused in elastic interconnectivity, at times coming across as intimate and introspective, then in the next moment aggressive and defiant. Their new album “Sun Ship” is slated for release in May.


Philipp Gropper – ts
Elias Stemeseder – p
Robert Landfermann – b
Oliver Steidle – dr

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