"Ein sanfter Geniestreich"
German Jazz Award
Julia Hülsmann is a most remarkable pianist on the contemporary German jazz scene. She has absorbed the tradition and now plays with the building blocks of the music. "She doesn’t just haphazardly throw styles together, like so many players her age. Instead, she remains respectful of the foundation - the melody", wrote DIE WELT, one of Germany’s most influential newspapers.With unerring taste, the pianist combines the most diverse influences: the impressionism of a Ravel, pop music from Sting, the jazz piano tradition from Monk to Hancock and beyond. Born in Bonn in 1968, Hüsmann studied at the Berlin College of the Arts under such masters as Walter Norris, Aki Takase, and David Friedman, and in New York with Maria Schneider, Richie Beirach, Gil Goldstein, and Jane Ira Bloom. She was a member of Germany’s renowned National Yo...line up
Recorded by Jürgen Heckel at Studio P2, Berlin in February 2001 and May 2002
Mastered by Adrian von Ripka, 24-bit mastering, Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg
Produced by Julia Hülsmann and Jürgen Heckel