“Overall this album is another proof that the young European improvising scene is alive and kicking like never before… not to be missed by any free Jazz fans anywhere in the world!”
Adam Baruch (read full review)
“Everything Is A Translation is one of those CDs that opens doors and windows in musical minds…a stroke of genius”
Sammy Stein (UK) – Jazz In Europe (read full review)
“The interplay is lyrical and intimate most of the time, stressing every breath, move or pulse of the fragmented melodies, enjoying the contemplative, highly poetic exploration of abstract, improvised passages. It keeps its close and balanced chamber-like highly attentive dynamics. Lars Fiil is a unique composer and improviser.”
Eyal Hareuveni (ISR) – Freejazzblog (read full review)
Lars Fiil (b. 1986)
Pianist, composer and improviser.
Currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lars Fiil graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus in 2014, after doing studies in Stockholm, Helsinki and Trondheim.
He has released three albums as a leader. The latest, “Everything Is A Translation”, came out in 2016. It features an international septet of some of the most interesting improvisers from the thriving jazz-scene in Copenhagen, and has received critical acclaim from all over the world.
He released his first album as a leader in 2011, when the album Lars Fiil Quartet “Reconsideration” came out. It received great reviews and was nominated for a Danish Music Award.
The second album “Frit Fald” came out in 2015. It features aLis Raabjerg Kruse on saxophone and Bjørn Heebøll on drums. Allaboutjazz.com described the album as “an abstract kind of chamber music where every nuance of the instrument is explored in carefully crafted sound poems.”
Lars Fiil has performed all over the world and at various festivals such as Umeå Jazz Festival (SE), Bohemia Jazz Festival (CZ), Young Nordic Jazz Comets (FI) and Copenhagen Jazz Festival (DK)
Besides his own projects, Lars Fiil is active on the Danish music scene in a number of different groups. Among others with the very popular indie-jazz outfit I Think You’re Awesome.