Label: NEOS JAZZ – NEOS 41003
Format: CD, Album; Country: Germany - Released: 03 Jul 2010
Style: Free Improvisation
Recorded November 5, 2008 at Institut Francais, Cologne (Köln)
Mixed By, Mastered By – Reinhard Kobialka
Producer – Carl Ludwig Hübsch
Recorded By – Christian Heck
Carl Ludwig Hübsch
(Planet Blow, Post No Bills, Lester Bowie`s Brass Fantasy, Arthur Blythe, Schubert Sextett, European Tuba Quartett, Buck Hübsch Mahall, Vertrauensbildende Massnahmen etc.).......tuba
Matthias Schubert (Gunter Hampel Duo, Albert Mangelsdorf Quintett, Klaus König Orchestra, Marty Cook Band, M.Schubert Quartett/Sextett Schubert/Gratkowski Duo etc.)....... tenorsaxophone
Wolter Wierbos (ICP Ensemble, Gerry Heminway Quintet, Podium Trio (van Kemenade/Kuiper), Maarten Altena Ensemble, Curtis Clark Sextet, Albrecht Maurer Quartett, Available Jelly etc.)......trombone
Gerry Hemingway (November 2008) (Crispell/Guy/Hemingway, tom&gerry (Thomas Lehn & Gerry Hemingway) BassDrumBone(Helias/Anderson/Hemingway), Graewe/Reijsegger/Hemingway, Hemingway/Butcher ...) ......percussion
One of the great appeals of this trio (alright, quartet, but we'll get to that) is that it breathes as a single living being. In concert, and on their previous recordings, Hübsch, Schubert, and Wierbos sound as though they are one three-voiced beast, singing ad libitum, moving seamlessly between written material and the stuff of their imaginations, when necessary covering mistakes, compressing coal into diamonds, all of this with apparent unified thought.
Aware that the gravitational pull of a percussionist might tear at the seams of his Universe's bonds, Carl Ludwig hübsch chose carefully. Although in the Universe Hübsch limits himself to tuba, he is also a talented drummer. That was one of the reasons he wanted to experiment with the effects of the right drummer on this more-than-a-decade-old trio. In Gerry Hemingway he knew he had a singular personality who could function as a melodic voice, as on "3 pinups," or as a source of metric propulsion, as on "not even," or at times move freely between the two roles, as on "module mobile." As important as this versatility and his innate creativity is Hemingway's organic, intentional looseness, a flexibility that lets this now-four-voiced animal breath freely.
— Scott Fields, Cologne, April 2010
Pictures from the Eindhoven concert
Place: Jazzpower, café Wilhelmina, Eindhoven (March 7, 2005)
....."There is a focus on highly complex written and improvisational lines that are hard to distinguish. Individual soloing comes and goes, with masterful work by Wierbos in particular. An outstanding and unusual release (not the least because of the instrumentation, but also due to the sophisticated orchestrations), Carl Ludwig Huebsch's Longrun Development of the Universe may not live up to the implicit ontological impIications of the group's name, but it produces a musical product for serious listening pleasure."
_ Steven Loewy
_ Steven Loewy
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