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Annoatok 07:15
Talkoot 09:19
Cookbook 222 05:59
Cookbook 417 05:22
Kopzorg 06:08
Qts 4 CT 06:56


released November 1, 2015

Thomas Heberer - cornet, trumpet, and quarter-tone trumpet
Achim Kaufmann - (prepared) piano
Ken Filiano - (prepared) double bass

all music by Heberer/Kaufmann/Filiano
except: Cookbook 222 and 417 by Thomas Heberer
Passagg Amnesia by Achim Kaufmann
Otra Cosa Aparte by Ken Filiano

recorded by Greg diCrosta at Firehouse Five, New Haven CT
March 23, 2015
mixing and mastering engineer: Ryan Edwards
executive producer: Russell Summers
liner notes by Clifford Allen
artwork by Mike Joyce, Stereotype NYC
nuscope CD 1029


"In fact,the vibe—led by Heberer’s gorgeous and soaring
bluster—is warm, melodic and spirited. Kaufmann is
on fire here: his high-wired piano fingering wizardry
helps elevate Interstices to swinging and hardbopping
sonic heights. His playing is a frenetic revelation,
constantly in motion through Heberer’s wails and
whispers and Filiano’s beefy, plucked rhythms and
bow-on-strings scraping."
Brad Cohan, The New York City Jazz Record, april 2016

"Standouts include Kaufmann’s “Passagg Amnesia,” moving from effusive proto-swing to melodic fragments to a dark pulse track closer, and the dizzy “Kopzorg,” where Filiano works out a kind of squeaking nautical event, Kaufman ranges across the full keyboard, and Heberer moves between pipe tones and Don Ayler on “Our Prayer.” You can’t help but simply admire how well these three balance line, texture and tone. Interstices is a reminder of how bracing this kind of setting can be."
Jason Bivins, pointofdeparture.org

"One of the most beautiful albums of last year... elegant, sophisticated, full of inventive interactions, with atmospheres that oscillate between the eery and the jubilating, between lightness and density, between terror and joy, between fragmentation and flux, between straight playing and timbral explorations, and furthermore, the style is beyond categorisation."
Stef Gijssels, freejazzblog.org


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