Lars Fiil is a Danish pianist and composer currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He released his first album as a leader in 2011, when the album Lars Fiil Quartet “Reconsideration” came out. It received great reviews and was nominated for a Danish Music Award. Lars Fiil Quartet also won the prestigious competition Young Jazz in 2010.
In the fall of 2015 Lars Fiil released his second album as a leader, entitled “Frit Fald” (Danish for “Free Fall”). It features saxophonist Lis Kruse and drummer Bjørn Heebøll. It is available on vinyl and on all digital platforms.
His newest release “Everything Is A Translation” features 6 of the most prominent improvisers from the Copenhagen jazz/impro scene. It was released in september 2016, and has already gained recognition from all over the world.
Besides his own projects, Lars Fiil is active on the Danish music scene in a number of different groups. Among others I Think You're Awesome, Fredrik Moth 5 and with singer/songwriter Lise Dres.
“Overall this album is another proof that the young European improvising scene is alive and kicking like never before... Not to be missed by any Free Jazz fans anywhere in the world!” - Adam Baruch - The Soundtrack Of My Life
“Everything Is A Translation is one of those CDs that opens doors and windows in musical minds...a stroke of genius” - Sammy Stein, Jazz In Europe
The interplay is lyrical and intimate most of the time, stressing every breath, move or pulse of the fragmented melodies, enjoying the contemplative, highly poetic exploration of abstract, improvised passages. It keeps its close and balanced chamber-like highly attentive dynamics