The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog //

Album label: 
Release date: 
30/11/2018
Recording date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
  • 1. Dear Margherita (02:10)
  • 2. The Music of Alvin P. Buckley (02:17)
  • 3. Prima (14:57)
  • 4. The Fox (04:19)
  • 5. Di Prima (00:33)
  • 6. APB is dead (15:54)

Pierre Borel – alto saxophone
Louis Laurain – trumpet
Antonio Borghini – double bass
Hannes Lingens – drums

After devoting their debut to the concepts of Anthony Braxton and Ornette Coleman and inventing the collective alter ego Alvin P. Buckley as the mastermind behind their second album, Die Hochstapler have with their third release offiially declared Alvin P. dead and arrived at a music entirely their own.

The title is borrowed from the literary exercise of building a sentence including all the letters of the alphabet. This is no coincidence, as four out of six tracks presented here are based on a collectively developed musical alphabet. Don’t expect this to sound like a dry exercise, though: The music ranges from the rustic romance of „Dear Margherita“ through the lively „The Music of Alvin P. Buckley“ and the surprisingly serious „The Fox“ to the zeninformed „APB is dead“.
The remaining two pieces are two halves of Die Hochstapler’s Opus Magnum „Prima - Di Prima“, a more than half hour long four-way contemplation on the notion of cause and effect.