Like a pull, it draws towards equilibrium and serenity
HESSISCHE ALLGEMEINE 2023, Andreas Köthe
Athem is a journey of magic and mystique
CONCERTO 2022/23, Ernst Weiss
This music does not burst under the tower of Babel
JAZZPODIUM 2022, Alexander Schmitz
Hub Hildenbrand has created a mystical sound codex, a language of its own and somehow also the gateway to a new world.
HR2 HÖRBAR 2022, Adelheid Kleine
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
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
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
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
KULTURRADIO (RBB) 2008, Ulf Drechsel