Born: April 22, 1961
Hartmut Hillmann is one of the most influential German six string bass players for more than twenty-five years. He started in 1987 to adapt the styles of the likes as Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller for the six stringed fretted and fretless instrument. Besides his incredible ability to groove and playing supportive, he is an ethnomusicologist having studied African and Indian rhythms intensively. Leaving the Europe and Africa touring odd-meter Funk band „Zabriskie Point“ after six years of collaboration in 1997, he started to concentrate on his solo career with his project „Illicit Poetry“ as composer, arranger and leader...
Awards"First Bass International Bass Magazine" Contest: Best Player in category "Jazz", finalist in Category "Fusion" (1986) Berklee Scholarship (1992), but nerver went to Berklee;-)
Soloing on "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat":
Soloing on "Stella":
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