Gorilla Mask (DE)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Peter Van Huffel - alto and baritone saxophones, effects
  • Roland Fidezius - electric bass, effects
  • Rudi Fischerlehner - drums, percussion

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations: GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain; the ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius’ frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner’s pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

GORILLA MASK is the product of a constantly active, hyper-intelligent hive-mind of three virtuosos; their music a mishmash of punk, rock and metal influences rooted in jazz, free-improvisation and the modern avant-garde. A collision of styles which form the key to the band’s identity. This is bold, audacious 21st Century improvised music writ huge, with innumerable influences and tendencies, gritty and urban, intellectual and ready to run a marathon.*

Brain Drain, the fourth album from Gorilla Mask appeared in 2019 on the renowned Portuguese label, Clean Feed Records, celebrating the band’s 10th anniversary. The recording exhibits the band’s development over the past decade, displaying strong compositional concepts, intricate melodies and rhythms, and energetic improvisations.

*Text adapted from the liner notes to HOWL! (2012, Between the Lines) and Bite my Blues (2014, Clean Feed) by Dave Wayne (Santa Fe, NM, USA)

Tickets are available for 1800 HUF on the spot, online at,
and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase.
For the best dining experience please arrive around 7pm.
We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


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