The Day That Is

SSC1637 2021-10-22

Track List

The Day That Is - 4:14
Erg Chebbi - 5:17
Seconds First - 3:33
Caro Pook - 3:47
Then There Were Three - 4:00
The Sleeping Bag Unfolds - 3:33
Closing the Gap - 1:57
Jimi Metag - 4:33
One For Roy - 6:08
Mapping the Distance - 5:00
The Sky Above - 1:09


Thomas Heberer - trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock - tenor & soprano saxophone
John Hebert - bass
Michael Sarin - drums

The dramatic events of the past two years have altered the social and political landscape of the world. The pandemic had the world’s population reeling. Performing artists were particularly affected by COVID-19, as their livelihood was taken away from them in one fell swoop. Veteran trumpeter, improviser, and composer Thomas Heberer took the opportunity while sequestered in his New York City home to compose and coordinate the recording of his new album, The Day That Is. // Well known for his work in the improvisatory jazz world with the likes of the Instant Composers Pool and the Nu Band, Heberer has been focused on showcasing his artistic breadth. His knowledge of the jazz tradition is encyclopedic and his open approach to the music proves just as catholic. The past few years have seen Heberer look more and more to the music of bebop, post-bop, and the New Thing as much as the free music he has long been associated with.