Hildegard lernt Fliegen
"The Fundamental Rhythm of Unpolished Brains"
Andreas Schaerer - vocals
Matthias Wenger - sax
Benedikt Reising - sax
Andreas Tschopp - trombone
Marco Müller - bass
Christoph Steiner - drums & percussion
"Vocalist Andreas Schaerer has produced one of the cleverest and most interesting recordings I've heard in a while."
Cadence New York, USA
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen, c'est une balle à effets. Elle tombe ici et rebondit déjà dans la direction opposée, exactement là où on ne l'attendait pas."
Le Courrier de l'Ouest, FR - Aug 2012
"Film impeccable oû l'on voit, dans la maîtrise et le débordement, que cette bande d'Helvètes connaît parfaitement ses classiques."
Jazzman, FR - Apr 2012
"Un univers bigarré, créé et habité par lui et qui ne ressemble à aucun autre."
Citizen Jazz, FR - Mar 2012
Founded in 2005 by singer and composer Andreas Schaerer, this Swiss sextet has already grown a beard and started to stay out late. Schaerer’s compositions slip through any easy attempts at categorization as easily as a trout squirms free of a fisherman’s hands. The group was finally brought ashore in 2007, when they released their first album. The reviews were glowing, sales were brisk, and the album had to be re-released after being sold out in a couple of months. Since then, the band has traveled thousands of kilometers on the Autobahn, drank many a liter of gas station coffee, and played more solos and refrains than they care to remember. They’ve tickled the fancies of audiences and expert juries alike.
In May 2008 the group won the ZKB Jazz Prize. The long and storied list of stages where Hildegard Lernt Fliegen has performed include many a jazz club and cabaret, but also festivals such as Jazznojazz Zürich, Cully Jazz, BeJazz Winterfestival, Offside Festival Geldern, Jazzahead Bremen, London Jazzfestival etc.