AERIE is a quintet led by German/Swiss saxophonist Ingo Hipp. He founded the band in 2013 and they have since played over 40 concerts around Europe. The band will be on tour - launching their new album 'hatch and host' (Neuklang Records) - from September 2015. 

Although the instrumentation is that of a typical jazz quintet - saxophones, guitar, bass and drums - the group strive to avoid the clichés of modern jazz, always searching for a fresh take on forms and structures as well as instrumental functionality.
It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits. A E R I E creates exciting modern jazz, connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melt down, to be put together again in a fresh way.
Live, A E R I E continues to catch audiences by constantly varying the shape of their music.

*nest of an eagle or large bird of prey

Ingo Hipp - Alto saxophone, Bass clarinet
Sam Comerford - Tenor saxophone
Laurent Méteau - Guitar
David Helm - Double Bass
Matthew Jacobson - Drums

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"hatch and host"

Neuklang NCD4123, 04.09.2015

"A vibrant debut that demands an encore."

- Ian Patterson, ★★★

"...with the excellent rhythm section egging them on, Hipp and Comerford prove themselves capable of that elusive sound of surprise." 

- Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times★★★