Nuscope recordings’ new release, titled Interstices, with trumpet virtuoso Thomas Heberer, pianist Achim Kaufmann, and double-bassist Ken Filiano, has been officially released and is now available. According to Clifford Allen, “While the title and scope of Interstices reference the active, affinity-derived shift of roles between improvisers, the trio’s work hinges equally on interleaving composed and free play – the shifting sand that anchors creative music.”
Indeed, this disc, which was recorded in 2015 at Firehouse 12 Studios, consists of nine pieces that are very equally divided between four compositions (two from Heberer, one apiece from Kaufmann and Filiano) and five bracing improvisations. The liner notes are from the fine journalist Clifford Allen and the graphics are from the great Mike Joyce, author of Swissted.
You can also access one of the pieces from the CD, titled “Spinning Jenny,” at nuscope’s new SoundCloud site. The high-resolution 96/24 bit download includes two long bonus tracks not found on the CD.
The origins of nuscope recordings began in 1998 to document daring, life-affirming improvised music with roots in jazz, free jazz, free improvisation, and modern avant-garde classical composition. The musicians who perform this music have the ability to stimulate, mystify, and move; they also have the gift to shatter preconceived perceptions of music and sound.
With sound artists such as Evan Parker, Georg Graewe, and others, nuscope recordings hopes to bring about fresh perspectives of improvised and related music. Although the music on the nuscope recordings label will vary—one thing remains consistent. That is, all of these musicians present their music, regardless of label, with added artistic value.