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Der dritte Stand

Der Dritte Stand

Matthias Müller - trombone
Matthias Bauer - double bass
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums, percussion

Der Dritte Stand is a new trio from Berlin's thriving experimental music scene. "The CD title and trio name, which translates as the Third Estate, or the common people, came about after a fellow musician noted that each player’s surname initially denoted an ancient and honorable profession", explains Ken Waxman in the liner notes to the album.

The music is freely improvised and follows the impulses of the moment. From open, freely associated soundscapes to dense passages with distant echoes of free jazz, a wide range of possibilities of musical interplay are explored. A mutually supportive give and take and tension-filled alternations between solo, duo, and trio attest to the ensemble's hierarchy-free structure.

To quote Ken Waxman again: "Hard working musicians, who subtly refer to creative music’s proletarian roots, the trio members demolish any charges of elitism on this disc. At the same time the breath of their ideas and skill in performance promulgated during the suite move the performances into the realm of unpretentious high art."

Der dritte Stand - Bauer, Fischerlehner, Müller


Der Dritte Stand, Not Applicable NOT061, 2022
Available as CD, download and stream.
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Full concert at Cuba Münster, November 2022, on Youtube

Excerpt from Kaisersteg Open Air Berlin, August 2022, on Youtube


"Musik zum Festhalten!"
Robert Miessner, taz

"Tranceartige Reise durch eine Flut an Klängen."
Manuel Wenda, Wiesbadener Kurier

"Der Dritte Stand is varied and exciting in the best sense and therefore highly recommended."
Martin Schray, Freejazzblog

"Die Agilität, die instrumentaltechnischen Qualitäten der drei Virtuosen geben dieser Aufnahme dann noch zusätzliche Intensitätsmomente."
Udo Andris, Jazzpodium

"With a high degree of probability, here bordering on almost certainty, we can state at the outset of today's story that the state of creativity into which the musicians worked during the recording deserves to be called extraordinary, just like the recording itself."
Trybuna Muzyki Spontanicznej

"Sowohl von Beginn an als auch währenddessen als auch nach dem Finale schürt Der Dritte Stand das Verlangen nach einem Livekonzerterlebnis."

"Klappernd wird die Desktop- und Bildschirmblase aufgebrochen mit 'proletarisch' lärmender Anarchie."
Bad Alchemy

"The music is located somewhere between free music, free jazz and improvised music. There are subtle differences between the three, maybe sometimes too subtle to make a difference. Here we find three musicians jointly developing the musical lines."
Vital Weekly


Press Photo Downloads from Dropbox

Listen to "Umstand" on Soundcloud

Matthias Müller

Matthias Bauer

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