The Great Harry Hillman
The Great Harry Hillman is a Swiss post-jazz quartet, which has been playing together for almost ten years. You’re correct to assume that a band named in tribute to an American athlete of the early 20th century is not your ‘normal’ jazz band adhering to staid standards. Their music combines jazz, rock and improv into a subdued, layered yet thrilling sound – quiet but powerful, played by four thoughtful musicians who are more than capable of rocking out when they feel like it. The Great Harry Hillman thinks of itself as a collective, with nobody dominating the creative process and everyone making their voice heard.
The Great Harry Hillman has Nils Fisher on clarinet-bass, David Koch on guitar, Samuel Huwyler on bass and Dominik Mahnig on drums.