The band SONNE was formed in 2004 by Berlin jazz musicians. Philipp Gropper, Carsten Daerr, Johannes Fink and Christian Lillinger play multilayer compositions of groove, hip-hop and New Music that present music, often intended to be performed electronically, in an acoustically electrifying way. The joint composition work results in a unique sound that sympathises with harmony and form, even in the advanced improvisations. The gestus of composition thereby defines the colour of improvisation. In contrast to its name, SONNE (German for “sun”) tells dark stories that also stand as a protest against an entertainment that is forced into line and devoid of meaning. The young Berlin jazz band SONNE steps out of its big city environment to create a universal language through its music.
released September 1, 2005
Carsten Daerr (piano), Christian Lillinger (drums), Johannes Fink (bass), Philipp Gropper (saxophone)
Recorded, mixed and mastered April - May 2005 by Rainer Robben at AudioCue Studio, Berlin, Germany.
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