released August 28, 2018
Recorded at Alpha Dept. Recording Studio, Bologna on April 11, 2017
Engineered and mixed by Pierluigi Ballarin
Mastered by Michał Kupicz
Executive producing by Tomo Jacobson/Gotta Let It Out
Cover photograph & layout by Dawid Gąsiorek
høbama was made with support from DJBFA – Composer and Songwriters’ Production Pool and Koda’s Cultural Fund
Released by Gotta Let It Out in 2018
'There’s a moodiness to this session that is every bit as appealing as the many ways the trio Høbama express it.'
(Dave Sumner - Bandcamp Daily - USA)
"Høbama is a highlight of this year's Danish jazz releases."
Included in YEAR'S BEST DANISH JAZZ RELEASES 2018 short list
(Niels Overgård - Jazznyt - Denmark)
'Tune of the day' : Aug 15, 2018
(Dave Foxal - a Jazz Noise - USA)
"If Miles Davis had decided to record a set of new ballads around 1971-72, it might have sounded a bit like the music on Hobama."
(Scott Yanow - L.A. Jazz Scene - USA)
“The focused trio impresses with their moody and spaced-out improvisation. A joy is the fine Fender-playing by Maniscalco. The atmosphere is relaxed.”
(Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly #1150 - The Netherlands)
“All three musicians seem intent on expressing themselves in a mode that is, at one and the same time, distinctive to this trio and easily appealing to a passing ear. This delightful record bears many repeated listenings.”
(David Keffer - Poison Pie Publishing House - USA)
"Quite unique Italian-Danish trio."
(Alberto Bazzurro - All About Jazz - Italy)
"A promising debut."
(Eyal Hareuveni - Salt Peanuts - Norway/Israel)
"The music is fabulous, searching, melodic, fervent and beautiful."
(Tor Hammerø - Nettavisen - Norway)