Høbama //

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Recorded at Alpha Dept. Recording Studio, Bologna
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Michał Kupicz
Mixing and Recording engineer: 
Pierluigi Ballarin
  • 1. Ill (05:24)
  • 2. Tumbleweed (03:10)
  • 3. Animated Houses (02:56)
  • 4. Purple Magic (07:43)
  • 5. Worth Nowhere (04:26)
  • 6. Senza Fiori (06:09)
  • 7. Ill - reprise (03:01)

Claus Højensgård - trumpet
Nelide Bandello - drums
Emanuele Maniscalco - keyboards

The music of høbama draws a direct inspiration from the European and American free jazz of the sixties and seventies - especially from the smaller free "chamber ensembles" of such individuals as Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, or Steve Swallow. It can be described as a journey through an improvised landscapes with short stops at themes and compositions. The trio was born in spring of 2016 during the Danish composer and trumpeter Claus Højensgård’s two-years stay in Bologna in Italy. And from there the Scandinavian airiness and the Italian subtleties merged into a fresh new hybrid.