About the album
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen are a happy sextet of rhythm and brass led by vocalist Andreas Schaerer. I say, “vocalist”, but I mean, stick of dynamite, for under his leadership and literally ground-breaking musical visions, this band has won the BMW World Jazz Award, whilst Andreas followed it with the ECHO Jazz Award for International Vocalist of the Year (won by Gregory Porter in 2014). Not one to rest on his laurels he took up the challenge to compose for the band with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, set up by Pierre Boulez. A first for all involved.