Sooner And Later is the title of the new album by the Julia Hülsmann Trio. “For me the trio is home,” says Julia Hülsmann. “It’s a very strong foundation.” After highly acclaimed collaborations with singer Theo Bleckmann and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, the German pianist re-emphasizes the core formation. Julia has led her own trio for 20 years, and for the last 15 years its personnel has been constant.
Hülsmann, bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling have established a shared musical language – rooted in a love of melody – which continues to evolve.
“The equilateral triangle that forms this trio, with each side gently pushing and pulling – never for dominance but, perhaps, for emphasis – is the unmistakable consequence of three players who, after being together for many years, have leapt to another plateau since joining ECM." – All About Jazz