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Lukas Aichinger releases new album "Thinker Try To Dance"

JAM Master student and winner of the Ö1 Jazz Scholarship 2019 Lukas Aichinger releases his debut album "Thinker Try To Dance" with the band AHL6. JAM alumni Tobias Pöcksteiner, bass and Markus W. Schneider, guitar, are also part of the band.

There’s a whole lot to like about this band: the leader’s risk-taking and gratifyingly
solid playing; the guitarist’s seemingly endless sonic invention; a muscular horn
section able to deliver precision without sacrificing sound. The improvising is
thoroughly convincing, but the real star here is the ensemble and the music itself:
Aichinger’s compositions are dense without being busy, complex and quirky but not
alienating. Each piece guides the listener with a steady hand along the paths
conceived by the composer.

Aichinger’s inspiration comes largely from current societal developments, particularly
our ongoing negotiation with new technologies – and these ideas find their way into
the pieces as well; glitchy electronic effects from guitar and trumpet (!) are woven
seamlessly into the music, as if to say yes, it’s a weird new world, but we may yet
make our peace with it. In short, AHL6 has created a world of sound all its own –
urgent, packed with surprises and open in heart and mind.
- Phil Yaeger

Thomas Liesinger – trumpet, fx
Robert Schröck – alto saxophone
Leonhard Skorupa – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Markus W. Schneider – electric guitar, fx
Tobias Pöcksteiner – upright bass
Lukas Aichinger – drums, composition

Authored on May 26th, 2020