Schmid´s Huhn


The wondrous congruence of the saxophone sounds by Stefan Karl Schmid and Leonhard Huhn is crux of the matter on SCHMID’s HUHN. Together with bassist Stefan Schönegg and Fabian Arends on drums this phenomenon is used to reveal tonal details, attrition and diverse colors. The absence of an harmonic instrument thereby leaves the desired space to improvise, communicate and interact with each other whereat the treatment of the individually composed material is conducted by the particular moment.
Energetic and fierce passages are followed by earthy and lyrical parts revealing the musical influences of the protagonists. Winding ‘Tristano-like’ themes as well as segments inspired by Maurice Ravel or Luciano Berio are handled with care and aim to fill the space between tradition and avantgarde.

Now also available as special “2016 10th Anniversary Bundle” including shoebill music´s first release: Hyperactive Kid´s debut CD from 2006
(for only €02.16 extra – while supplies last.)

LP (180g) with personal Download Code for hi res audio + Hyperactive Kid CD “2016 10th Anniversary Bundle” (incl Sales Tax)
Price(EUR): €20.16


LP only (180g) with personal Download Code for hi res audio (incl Sales Tax)
Price(EUR): €18.00


Stefan Karl Schmid- tenor sax, clarinet
Leonard Huhn- alto sax, clarinet
Stefan Schoenegg- bass
Fabian Arends- drums

Side A:
French Roast (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:15
Mentorship (Stefan Karl Schmid)  03:49
Die 3a (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:24
Ag Ni (Leonhard Huhn)  06:18

Side B:
Most Likely (Stefan Karl Schmid))  05:26
Lewd Fat Bells (Leonhard Huhn)  03:05
Pide Edit (Leonhard Huhn)  04:41
Somewhat Smart (Stefan Karl Schmid)  07:36

produced by Stefan Karl Schmid & Leonhard Huhn
Recorded by Christian Heck at Loft, Cologne Feb. 19th & 20th 2014
Mixed by Christian Heck at Tonart Studio, Kerpen
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios, New York
Photos and Artwork by Nadine Targiel
Executive Producer: Johannes Haage

limited edition 12″ LP sb14008 (180g)
including personal downloadcode for high res. audio files of full album +2 bonus tracks