With her sixth ECM album “Sooner and Later” (released feb 2017, produced by Manfred Eicher), Julia Hülsmann returns to the trio format after a lot of non-trio activities such as the concerts supporting the quartet recording with trumpet player Tom Arthurs (In Full View, 2013) and the quintet album featuring singer Theo Bleckmann (A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America, 2015). The release is followed by an extended tour through Germany, Switzerland and France.