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Frit Fald

by Lars Fiil

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Michael Mueller Lars Fiil makes incredibly beautiful music in the most unconventional of ways.

These pieces are atonal, but spider-web delicate, blending in a compelling fashion a sense of gracefulness and unease.

The piano lines are the spine, the skittering drums the emotional colour. These pieces that float above a troubled world, but are clearly a product of it.

Lars Fiil is making some very special music that deserves a much wider audience. Favorite track: Flygtig Indsigt.
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"This is music that whispers in the wildernes without getting lost"
- Allaboutjazz.com

It is like the feeling of that first zip of your ice cold soda. You can feel in your teeth, temples and in your veins. That is the sound of Frit Fald. A trio consisting of Lars Fiil (piano), Lis Kruse (saxophone) and Bjørn Heebøll (drums) - three significant musicians from the Danish avantgarde scene. Their focus is on the intimate interplay where every note and breath counts - which ads to the constant motion between strictly organised and freely improvised textures. Just when you think you have run out of fizz, the trio overwhelms you with their intense and at times heartbreakingly silent expression.

The trio in itself is a comeback. Fiil made his debut already at age 25, when he released the acclaimed album “Reconsideration”. With his quartet he then went on to win the prestigious contest Young Danish Jazz Comets, and got nominated for a Danish Music Award as “New Name Of The Year”.

It is another Fiil you get to hear in Frit Fald. After four years in exile - musically as well as mentally - he is now back in a more honest and mature version. Kruse is still in front, but the two have now teamed up with Heebøll, whose energetic and elegant drumming is a perfect match for the vulnerable traits in the woman and the composer.

"The interplay is lyrical and intimate, stressing every breath, move or pulse of the fragmented melodies, enjoying the contemplative, highly poetic exploration of abstract, improvised passages. It keeps its close and balanced chamber-like highly attentive dynamics. Lars Fiil is a unique composer and improviser." - Eyal Hareuveni, Freejazzblog (Israel)


released November 5, 2015

Lars Fiil - piano & composition
Lis Kruse - alto saxophone
Bjørn Heebøll - drums

Recorded at The Village in Vanløse, Denmark.
Engineered and mixed by Bjørn Gjessing.
Mastered by John Mayfield, Mayfield Mastering

Artwork by Tina Hau - tinahau.com


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Lars Fiil Denmark

Danish pianist, composer and improviser based in Copenhagen.
Is the bandleader of the trio Frit Fald and the septet Fiil Free. Also a proud member of I Think You're Awesome itya.bandcamp.com and CLT

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