The Great Harry Hillman
Nils Fischer – bass clarinet
David Koch – guitar
Samuel Huwyler – bass
Dominik Mahnig – drums
The Great Harry Hillman is a band evolving from Switzerland’s pulsating experimental underground music scene. A quartet achieving that telepathic level as an improvisatory unit – channeling the emotional truth of the moment.
Their concerts may feel like a trip or disruptive voyage; teetering between the lyrical, the surreal and the caustic noise. This adventure is created in real-time, transient scenes resulting from free improvisation around composed themes.
Trippy jazz with a neat amount of punk, performed by an ensemble which is constantly searching for their musical identity, absorbing the contemporary to morphing it into something beautiful and beautifully discomforting at the same time.
The Great Harry Hillman has been playing together for 16 years and recorded five albums.
SOAP is the soundtrack for anyone who wanders around lost before dawn, in a city, in tall grass, in a dream. Mysteriously enraptured and darkly shimmering, The Great Harry Hillman plays five improvisations on this album, all recorded on two days in May 2023. Or were they nights?