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.
Since then he has released 4 albums in his own name. The latest, Under Overfladen (2020), features his septet Fiil Free, a group that gathers some of the most prolific improvisers on the european jazz scene. He has also released two widely acclaimed albums with his trio Frit Fald.
Besides his own projects, Lars Fiil is active on the Danish music scene in a number of different groups. Among others in the very popular indiejazz-outfit I Think You're Awesome.
Lars Fiil - Frit Fald II (2018)
Lars Fiil's Free Fall was quite enigmatic due to the unpredictable, odd and mysterious way they gave shape to playful particles. They did it in a slowed down tempo with irregular steps and accents in wide spaces alternating elusive and deep sonorities. A specialty was the unorthodox use of the nay by Lis Raabjerg Kruse creating fascinating rich sounds. The overall effect was enchanting.”
- Henning Bolte (NL) - Allaboutjazz
The gorgeousness of this CD is second to none I have heard in the past few months ... Improvisation never had it so good...”
- Sammy Stein (UK) , freejazzblog
This is powerful and exciting music”
- Wulf Muller (DE)
Fiil Free – Everything Is A Translation (2016)
“Overall this album is another proof that the young European improvising scene is alive and kicking like never before..