- A New Episode in Life Part I contains nine melodically strong instrumental compositions by double bass player Jasper Somsen for his new trio.
- Transparency is the key word in musical expression and form throughout the entire album, like songs without words.
- The improvisation are always an integral part of the composition. In fact, improvisation is composing with the speed of sound.
- All instrumentalists are equally important. Like a movie script the music decides the casting of roles.
- Although the music is stylistically known as “modern creative Jazz music”, all three musicians have no stylistic limitations. Hence the natural crossover with classical and pop music.
It's no coincidence Jasper Somsen's 3rd (and later this year 4th) Challenge Records album features an international piano trio line up. Recent years performing and/or recording in trio with a.o. Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, John Beasley, Jeff Ballard, Justin Faulkner and Andre Ceccarelli, he is much sought-after by pianists. The former New York, now Montreal-based French master pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc and one of Jasper's all-time favorite French drummers Andre Ceccarelli joined him for this diptych. At their first encounter ever, this trio with Jean-Michel Pilc and Andre Ceccarelli recorded A New Episode in Life Part I & A New Episode in Life Part II in just two days. The album contains nine melodically strong instrumental compositions by double bass player, Jasper Somsen. Transparency is the key word in musical expression and form throughout the entire album, similar to songs without words.