In April 2023, earswideopen lost one leg of the tripod. Felix Hildenbrand – melodic bass player, loyal friend, warm-hearted human being – is no more.
To commemorate and celebrate his life and music, Achim and Jurriaan decided to release a new album. A set of previously unheard improvisations and songs – a free impro with trumpet hero Eric Vloeimans, a gentle waltz take on the 80s hit Brothers in Arms, some electronic mayhem, a blues and whatnot. They added one new track, recorded in the summer of 2023: a tribute to Felix, of course, with singer Maria Markesini. She sings Felix’s favourite song (Alfonsina y el Mar) and a lullabye for his daughter (Naima).
This album, under the title ‘Bajo y alto’, was released on all major streaming services on September 1, 2023. Physical cd’s (with liner notes and everything you wanted to know about the songs) are also available (€10 + shipping), please send an email to the address on our Contact page.