26th October 2018
A Kind Of Now
1. Hallo Paul / 2. Morgenlied / 3. Frickelbass / 4. African / 5. Impressive / 6. Walking / 7. Tatatu / 8. Dorian Day / 9. Flirromat / 10. Guitar Drum / 11. Nachtlied
'Now or never - that's how music happens. We made ourselves comfortable in a studio for a couple of days and just played. Not what you think - we didn't just play whatever we wanted, but what the music wanted... Every piece has a personality of its own, challenging the musicians to follow immediately wherever it wants to go. The preparation time for these recordings was very long. It began in 1988 when I heard Michael Heupel playing a solo concert and liked it so much I asked him if he would like to collaborate with me. He said yes, and so our connection could mature over the next 30 years. Over the years, we played many concerts and recorded CDs together. This long period of time together flows into the music we play today. Our concept of playing instant compositions (because that is what they are to me; and for the listener it is irrelevant how and when they were composed) opens up enormous - even infinite - possibilities of musical exchange... Afterwards, you don't really understand how it all really happened. But that doesn't matter anymore. You can hear it.' - Uwe Kropinski.