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Master trumpeter Thomas Heberer in a two part double LP release: "Klippe" in a trio with clarinetist Badenhorst and bassist Niggenhkemper; and "One" performing solo.
 

Heberer, Thomas
Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs]

Heberer, Thomas: Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs] (NoBusiness)
Label: NoBusiness    
Released in: Lithuania    


Thomas Heberer is called "a European master" and "new trumpet genius". The music in his new double LP brings a fresh approach to blending improvisation and composition, which allows for the highest amount of freedom on the musicians' side while incorporating significant structural tools on the composer's side as well. His solo recording applies a vast variety of conventional and extended techniques, among which the most distinctive component is the exclusive use of circular breathing.



"This double vinyl LP is a real treat for fans of small ensembles or chamber jazz. The first sides, called "Klippe", bring us the trio of Thomas Heberer on trumpet and quarter-tone trumpet, Joachim Badenhorst on clarinet and bass-clarinet, and Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, three stellar musicians from respectively Germany, Belgium and France/Germany combined, but who all met in New York. The trio improvises based on Heberer's self-developed compositional development which gives clues to the players on pulse, density, pitch etc allowing also for spontaneous phrases to be repeated. The end result are quite intimate and abstract miniatures, quite gentle and full of mutual respect, no doubt the result of very attentive listening to each other. Sometimes the music itself has few references to jazz, but more linked to ethereal new music, but at other times, both trumpet, clarinet and bass play deeply emotional bluesy tones, giving the overall tone one of fragile sensitivity.

On the second LP, called "One", Heberer goes solo, demonstrating his incredible skills, especially when his circular breathing allows him to play an entire piece seemingly in one breath, or when he kind of shouts and creates multiphonics on his horn. Yet he is of course too good a musician to just demonstrate technique on his instrument, which is entirely in function of the music. I must say that I prefer the austerity of the solo pieces above the trio. They give the fragility a different, deeper, more personal dimension, of the lone individual struggling, moaning, singing. Unlike other trumpeters like Peter Evans or Nate Wooley, Heberer keeps his tone voiced throughout, which makes this overall somewhat more accessible, although that is of course an extremely relative concept. Some pieces are absolutely astonishingly beautiful."-Freejazz-Stef @ Blogspot



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Product Information:

Limited edition of 300 copies.

UPC: 4779022072697

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBLP 32/33
Squidco Product Code: 14488

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: 2 LPs
Recorded by Ziv Ravitz at Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn during June 2010.

Personnel:

Thomas Heberer-trumpet, quarter-tone trumpet

Joachim Badenhorst-clarinet, bass clarinet

Pascal Niggenkemper-bass

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Track Listing:

Klippe



Side A



1. Trn

2. Mole

3. Insel

4. Stapellauf



Side A



1. Luv Und Lee

2. Kleiner Bruder

3. Rah

4. Blanker Hans

5. Einlaufbier





One



Side A



1. Bone

2. Network

3. Ether

4. Runoff

5. Festival



Side A



1. Axis

2. Sweven

3. Weight

4. Canine

5. Utensil