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, Not Applicable NOT061, 2022
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"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
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
Trybuna Muzyki Spontanicznej
"Sowohl von Beginn an als auch währenddessen als auch nach dem
Finale schürt Der Dritte Stand das Verlangen nach einem
"Klappernd wird die Desktop- und Bildschirmblase aufgebrochen
mit 'proletarisch' lärmender Anarchie."
"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."
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Listen to "Umstand" on Soundcloud
Matthias Müller matthiasmueller.net
Matthias Bauer bauerbass.de