DIE HOCHSTAPLER - THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG
Pierre Borel - alto saxophone
Louis Laurain - trumpet
Antonio Borghini - double bass
Hannes Lingens - drums
After devoting their debut to the concepts of Anthony Braxton and Ornette Coleman
and inventing the collective alter ego Alvin P. Buckley as the mastermind behind their
second album, Die Hochstapler have with their third release officially declared Alvin P.
dead and arrived at a music entirely their own. The title is borrowed from the literary
exercise of building a sentence including all the letters of the alphabet. This is no
coincidence, as four out of six tracks presented here are based on a collectively
developed musical alphabet.
Don’t expect this to sound like a dry exercise, though: The music ranges from the
rustic romance of „Dear Margherita“ through the lively „The Music of Alvin P. Buckley“
and the surprisingly serious „The Fox“ to the zen-informed „APB is dead“. The remaining
two pieces are two halves of Die Hochstapler’s Opus Magnum „Prima - Di Prima“, a more
than half hour long four-way contemplation on the notion of cause and effect.
recorded in Berlin, 21-23 December 2017
recorded, mixed and mastered by Christoph Schlimbach
artwork and design by Jeanne Carminati