Alexander Fitzthum
pianist :: composer :: educator

Projects

First Gig Never Happened

First Gig Never Happened

Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus - two of the greatest and at the same time most complicated personalities of jazz. The first program of the band, whose first apparently gig never happened, takes up the compositional aspects of the old masters and transforms them with new arrangements into their own musical language. The trio with bass clarinet or soprano saxophone, Hammond-organ, Fender Rhodes or piano, drums, may see the icons as pathfinders, but never lets them get in the way. Rather, their inspiration, their "spirit", "energy, passion and pleasure", as the band itself calls it, paves the way for new ideas and improvisations.
They count on Mingus without bass and Monk without hat.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Alexander Fitzthum - hammond, rhodes, piano
Judith Schwarz - extended drumset

www.firstgigneverhappened.com




RanKeys

RanKeys

RanKeys combines highly diverse styles with infectious rhythms as well as freshening sounds. Thanks to this particular instrumentation, a unique, inspiring and equally comfortable sound is developed. As they are throwing around spontaneous figures and motifs, the compositions can gain an exceptional range of colours which results in an enamoured audience.

Lineup

Alexander Fitzthum - keys and electronics
Christoph Rank - acoustic und electronic drums

www.rankeys.at




Duo T42

Duo T42

Bassklarinette trifft auf Piano, Sopransaxophon trifft auf Rhodes.
Mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm bestehend aus Eigenkompositionen, Jazzstandards in ungewöhnlichen Arrangements sowie zeitgenössischen Werken wird Ihnen das junge Duo T42 in der Besetzung Bassklarinette und Sopransaxophon gespielt von Lisa Hofmaninger und Alexander Fitzthum an den Tasten einen Einblick in eine musikalische Welt, in der die Grenzen zwischen Melodie und Bass, Rhythmus und Sounds sowie Improvisation und Imitation verschwimmen, verschaffen.

Besetzung

Lisa Hofmaninger - Bassklarinette, Sopransaxophon
Alexander Fitzthum - Piano, Rhodes

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Raise Four

Raise Four

Ein bluesiges Jazzquartett, das sich einst als klassisches Quartett mit Saxophon den Kompositionen von Thelonious Monk gewidmet hat und nun mit kreativen Eigenkompositionen besticht.

Besetzung

Wanja Rosenthal - electric guitar
Alexander Fitzthum - hammond, rhodes, piano
Gregor Aufmesser - double bass, electric bass
Gergely Ösze - drumset

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