Julia Hülsmann Quartet - In Full View (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:39 minutes | 1,5 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
After two acclaimed trio albums pianist Julia Hulsmann proposes a different project for her third ECM release In Full View, motivated initially by a performance by Berlin-based, English trumpet player Tom Arthurs. After first rehearsals had established musical compatibility, Hulsmann called upon the services of her trusted rhythm section of Marc Muellbauer (double bass) and Heinrich Kobberling, but a vocalist was no longer needed. Thus the Julia Hulmann Trio became the Julia Hulsmann Quartet – with a prominent role for Tom Arthurs as strong new frontline voice that not only inspires Julia Hulsmann as player and arranger, but also had a stimulating effect on the composing activities within the quartet, with all members bringing compositions to the table. The program is rounded off by the additions of “The Water” from Canadian singer-songwriter Feist, “Richtung Osten,” penned by Heinrich Kobberling’s wife Fumi Udo, and Manuel de Falla’s “Nana” from the “Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas” cycle of folk song arrangements.