Video of the Day Exclusive: SCOPES premiere new single ‘Deep Water’

Friday, July 23, 2021

Jazzwise is pleased to exclusively premiere the first single and accompanying video from SCOPES' second album, Age of Reason

Scopes Photo by Jasmin Schuller
Scopes Photo by Jasmin Schuller

Following their critically acclaimed eponymous debut in 2018, international jazz quartet SCOPES bring their blend of accessibility and adventure to Whirlwind Recordings for their second album, Age of Reason. Led by Austrian drummer Mathias Ruppnig, German bassist Tom Berkmann and French pianist Tony Tixier, the trio are joined by American altoist Matt Chalk who makes his debut with the band on this their second full-length release.

The group’s name SCOPES describes “the frame we all work within”, says Berkmann. “SCOPES is a creative space that we share, without boundaries.” The group’s second release, Age of Reason, is a personal and philosophical reflection on the pressing matters of a time, when all generations need to come closer together and become more aware of their surroundings. That feeling of maturity emerges on Age of Reason too – it’s the first SCOPES recording to feature the compositional skills of each member, delivering some thrilling results.

Age of Reason opens with ‘Deep Water’ their first single and full-length video shared exclusively today on Jazzwise: a Tixier composition that carefully balances drive and expansion in a “dive into the depths of our biggest unacknowledged dreams.” For Ruppnig, the album’s aims are encapsulated by this tune– “the songs have an easy feel, and they’re not too specific – every musician has the space to have his own voice speak.”

The album is available from today to pre order and is due for release on 10 September – for more info visit whirlwindrecordings.com

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