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What Hildenbrand brings out of his old Gibson archtop comes close to magic

AKUSTIK GITARRE 2021, Andreas Schulz

 

A prayer, a deep meditation, a ceremony

CONCERTO (AUSTRIA) 2021, Ernst Weiss

Hildenbrand has created a particularly personal and spiritual work

JAZZ'N'MORE (SWITZERLAND) 2021, Pirmin Bossart

Listening to Hildenbrand is sheer catharsis

JAZZPODIUM 2021, Alexander Schmitz

Hildenbrand is a wizard of string colors. Within a few seconds, he draws us listeners into his personal cosmos of sound, opens a cineastic stage, and lets his instrument speak in manifold facets. Where does he get this never-ending and always surprising flow of ideas? It is not only his almost limitless imagination that inspires, but also the uncompromising individuality of his music. No one else plays like this. And no one could ever play like this.

AKUSTIK GITARRE 2020, Andreas Schulz

Speechless

AACHENER NACHRICHTEN 2019, Verena Richter

Whole worlds unite in the sounds that Hub Hildenbrand brings out of his guitar

JAZZTHING 2018, Rolf Thomas

German guitarist Hub Hildenbrand offers an affecting, cross-cultural blend of atmospheric world jazz. He successfully adapts microtonality to the guitar with adept string bending.

DOWNBEAT (USA) 2018, Bill Milkowski

High-performance sport. Hildenbrand is a superb technician, that becomes clear already with the first, freely improvised piece. Pure technique can quickly become boring if the soul is missing. But Hildenbrand touches, even electrifies from the first to the last minute – full concentration. His music is solemn, introverted, meditative. You close your eyes and let yourself be carried away. The concert lasts two hours. Not a minute too long. One encore.

HESSISCH NIEDERSAECHSISCHE ALLGEMEINE 2017, Andreas Gebhardt

The pronounced and intensive playing of Hildenbrand has a healing effect on the listener

JAZZFLITS (NETHERLANDS) 2017, Hans Invernizzi

In Hildenbrand's hands, a normal guitar becomes the tool of a mystic

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK 2016

The music unfolded an almost hypnotic effect and drew the listeners into its spell

MOZ 2015, Andrea Weil

A world of sound that develops an almost hypnotic attraction

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR 2013, Ralf Bei der Kellen

The reduction to the essential and the discovery of music as a spiritual force

JAZZPODIUM 2013, Alexander Schmitz

Gives you goosebumps

MAERKISCHE ODERZEITUNG 2013, Matthias Wagner

Impressive

JAZZPODIUM 2011, Alexander Schmitz

Hildenbrand has become one of the few guitarists who are able to convey Turkish microntonality by the means of the guitar. By approaching different cultures and by musically assimilating them into Jazz he creates its own discrete language. Hildenbrand is well-versed in both North Indian and Turkish classical music forms. He explores microtones as he approximates the timbres and repertoire of both the Middle Eastern oud and Indian sarod.

FOXYDIGITALIS.COM 2011, William Tilland

A Path to the core of music

JAZZPODIUM, Alexander Schmitz, 2010

A music that is unique in the world of jazz guitar. Hildenbrand has developed his very own way of playing. With exceptional technique, he creates extraordinary listening experiences. An absolute highlight of contemporary jazz guitar.

UNSER-LUEBECK.DE 2009, Thorsten Hingst

Music as a language. A fact that one almost intuitively notices. This music does not fall into any trap and avoids all stereotypes, because it simply is and wants to be nothing else. Unique.

JAZZTHETIK 2008, Ralf Bei der Kellen

The most intensive musical experience for a long time

INDIGO NOTES 2008, Ralf Bei der Kellen

Absolutely great

KULTURRADIO (RBB) 2008, Ulf Drechsel