E. H. – New York Connection
photo: Reiner Schönfeld
first oncert: Downtown Music Gallery, NYC. July 5th. 2015
CD: recorded at BLACK BOX, Münster on Friday Feb. 5th. 2016, on KLOPOTEC
concert review: NU-Band & Hirt
CD review: THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD | JULY 2017
New York Cnnection by guitarist Erhard Hirt is a tangential item in the Nu Band discography but should be heard by fans. Hirt has been working in the European free jazz scene since the early ‘80s. While Nu Band is usually a composition-based group, they will occasionally engage in free improvisation. On the night before the Geneva concert (and minus Heberer), they met Hirt in a club in Münster and played a set of vital, edgy free improvisation. Hirt’s guitar and electronics bring new textures to the group and all players respond with spirited playing. They pare down into various group components with particularly inspired passages of Grassi and Fonda in duet with Hirt’s scrabbling electronics, an element rarely heard with either of these players. Whitecage plays fiercely throughout. This is an inspired set with the trio goaded and prodded by Hirt to some of their most fiery playing.
Erhard Hirt; cuba-cultur, Achtermannstrasse 12, D-48143 Münster, Tel +49(0)251/22343, Fax +49(0)251/22397 e-mail:email@example.com