As an improvising jazz musician, I Iook for the magic of instinctive interaction in all musical encounters. Freiraum Syndikat offers an extremely attractive playing field far from the usual improvisation mainstream. Since I play the only instrument with chords, I have the task to give the sound of the band a harmonious consistency and to use the range of the guitar to set the stage for the cello and the recorders.
I am guided by the old jazz motto “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!” I would translate this for our purposes as “music must dance”.
Jazzpodium Magazine characterizes Markus Fleischer as “nonconformist” with integrative restraint. Markus Fleischer studied jazz at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and then dedicated himself to the study of the classical music of southern India.
During the last few years Markus Fleischer has been on tour with the American drummers Adam Nussbaum, Keith Copeland, and the Dutch keyboarder Jasper van’t Hof. In 2005 the CD Four developed out of the collaboration with Adam Nussbaum. You can hear Markus Fleischer on the latest albums "All These Dreams" Told to the Moon and "Scandinavian Lights" together with the American guitarist John Stowell as well as accompanying the singer Andrea Reichhart. Markus Fleischer calls his studio workplace in Wiesbaden-Biebrich his music laboratory and creative oasis.