Andreas Willers - git
Frank Paul Schubert - sax
Rudi Fischerlehner - dr, perc
Andreas Willers, Frank Paul Schubert and
Rudi Fischerlehner formed this trio after different collaborations
within the Berlin scene and - in an open process of experimentation
annd development - reached a very personal band sound that can hardly
be described as `jazz‘ anymore.
Through creative and anarchic umgang with
their vocabulary the musicians almost elude the impression to move into
a non-idiomatic realm: scenes may be reminiscent of rock, jazz or
electronic styles, but are nonetheless floating in a non-repetitive
rubatoish condition, melodic lines by the saxophone are being
endangered by noise-guitars just to melt into innovative sound
collages. A strong focus on counterpoint and connected textures almost
completely erodes the classification in soloists and acompanyists.
You won‘t be suprised by this wealth of
input once you follow the biographic roots of the three musicians
through a rhizom of Jazz, free improv, Neue Musik, drum&bass,
independent Rock and Noise.
The result is a music full of suspense, depth and wit.
In 2010 Rudi Fischerlehner left the band
and free jazz legend Willi Kellers took over the drum chair.
Grid Mesh / st, Farai-records with NRW, 2007
Grid Mesh / Coordinates, FMR, 2010
"This is some
incredible improv - often eerie, extremely focused and consistently
engaging. The magic of improv is that when it works, it evokes images,
tells a story and takes you along for a fascinating ride. This is what
we have here. The way these players work together is tight and crafty.
It sounds as if they have been playing together for a long while, since
they anticipate each other so well.
If you need some proof that this is one of the best dates of the year,
just check out "The Newt", only six & a half minutes and an
outstanding example of improv at its best."
Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery on
"Musical quality is
often the result of a focused common vision on the musical project by
the artists involved. This trio manages to do exactly that to the
extreme: even if their universe is unusual and full of adventurous
soundscapes, the coherence of the music is phenomenal (...)"
freejazz-stef.blogspot.com on "Coordinates"
approximates the sound of live wires dangling from a hole punched
through a wall - a constant flow of electricity, at times throwing off
sparks and threatening to ignite. (...) occasionally gel into a
jazz-like flow or veer off into the ragged velocity of punk rock, but
are mostly concerned with creating a collective aggression."
Shaun Brady, Philadelphia Citypaper
"When the trio gel
and have purpose, the result is impressive."
the wire, UK
Fisherman‘s Friends: if they are too strong you are too weak.“
„... a strong, tough
piece of freestyle music with it‘s historic origins still traceable.
But it is placed as an amalgam on a far remote place - cunning,
heartfelt, in-your-face stuff“.
"Willers is truly a
Bad Alchemy, 2007