Gebhard Ullmann (bass flute, bass clarinet) Chris Dahlgren and Christian Weber/Hélène Labarriere/Antonio Borghini (double bass and objects)
Transatlantic (Leo Records 2012)
BassX3 (Drimala Records 2005)
BassX3 is a worldwide unique trio located on the lower end of the tonal range of improvised chamber music. All acoustic the trio sounds like an orchestra, like an electro-acoustic ensemble or performs intimate chamber-music in the next moment.
All three members are well known improvisers and composers. Their first CD entitled 'BassX3' was released 2005 on Drimala Records in the U.S. The second CD 'Transatlantic' has been released on Leo Records in 2012 and received the Choc in France and raving reviews all over the world.
The first CD had Peter Herbert and the second one Clayton Thomas on bass. Since bassists are incredibly busy (and Clayton Thomas moved back to Australia) BassX3 later performed with Antonio Borghini, Oliver Potratz, in 2017 for the first time with French bassist Hélène Labarriere and 2019 with Swiss bassist Christian Weber.
Here is what some journalists said:
'To call this the best jazz album of the year so far invites all kinds arguments, after all, can a recording this opaque, rhythmically inchoate and impossibly esoteric be much more than a curio? Absolutely! Whether you consider this free jazz, ambient music or indie classical, it’s a rich, murky masterpiece.' (lucidculture wordpress.com)
'Transatlantic is an album on which every track is almost perfect.' (Allaboutjazz)
'Hypnotisch und nicht von dieser Welt.' (Rolf Thomas, Jazzthetik)