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Improvised Music Company


"Hipp’s thoughtful compositions search out new spaces and new grooves. And, with the excellent rhythm section egging them on, Hipp and Comerford prove themselves capable of that elusive sound of surprise."
- Cormac Larkin, Irish Times

A E R I E is a quintet lead by German saxophonist Ingo Hipp. He founded the band in 2013 and they have since played over 40 concerts around Europe.
The band will be on tour - launching their new album 'hatch and host' (Neuklang Records) - from Oct-Dec 2016

Although the instrumentation is that of a typical jazz quintet - saxophones, guitar, bass and drums - the group strive to avoid the clichés of modern jazz, always searching for a fresh take on forms and structures as well as instrumental functionality.
It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits. A E R I E creates exciting modern jazz, connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melted down, to be put together again in a fresh way.
Live, A E R I E continues to catch audiences by constantly varying the shape of their music.

*nest of an eagle or large bird of prey

"... there is a wildness contained in them that is always entertaining. A freedom that they can head in any direction and vary in speed or form... a bright and fast moving album that has many surprises along the way."
- No More Workshorse

"extremely multi-layered music, but the sounds created by the winding paths of the notes never lose their ability to fly."
- Franz X.A. Zipperer, JAZZ'N'MORE

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