Best Debut 2019: Album is awarded by The New York City Jazz Record

Right before the old decade closed, I received the wonderful news that The Mighty Unlikely appears in the Best Of 2019 list by jazz magazine The New York City Jazz Record in the category best debut! I am especially thrilled to see my name next to these three outstanding bassists and leaders who released their debut albums in 2019 as well.

Album Release: The Mighty Unlikely

Extremely excited and still asking myself how we even got here – but this fall Lisa Hoppe’s Third Reality released its first album called The Mighty Unlikely. To be precise, it’s now available (digital & physical) and you will have the chance to see us live in Germany, Switzerland & NYC and get your copy right there.

It’s been a wonderful – sometimes challenging, always rewarding –  process, from putting together this band, writing & recording the music, to mixing, mastering and making it a record. I’m very honored that Cologne-based label JazzHausMusik is on board (and recommend you checking out their other great releases!).


  • David Leon – saxophone
  • Tal Yahalom – guitar
  • Lisa Hoppe – double bass, composition
  • Daniel Bloch – recording, mix & mastering
  • Daniel Menzel – coverart
  • faberludens – graphic design
  • Gaya Feldheim Schorr – picture

And here, a little peek:


Summer 2019

Happy summer !!

And since you’re already here, you might want to find out what’s new…

  • Lisa Hoppe’s Third Reality is about to release our debut album in October, followed by a tour through Germany and Switzerland! Check here for dates!
  • Esche is going to play a wonderful little tour in Scandinavia in October! We’re already so excited to see again our friends up there. (dates also here)
  • this picture was taken by the amazing Gaya Feldheim Schorr


New Release: „Will This Computer Ever Sing To Me Like My Mother?“ – is a collection of four songs that was recorded, arranged and (mostly) composed at Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada in August 2018. 

It was made possible with the help of these great musicians and friends: Louna Dekker Vargas on flutes, Sebastián Sáenz on trumpet/fluegel, Daniel Bruno on trombone, Aaron Edgcomb on drums/percussion and the genius Eden Girma on voice (who also accidentally came up with the EP title). Furthermore, special thanks to Daniel Bruno for mixing and Gaya Feldheim Schorr for the artwork, and of course, the Banff Centre, that was such an inspiring resource for me, as it is for many, many other artists and performers.

Exciting Things That Happen Soon…

  • Third Reality just recorded an album! It will be released in November 2019, followed by a tour through Germany & Switzerland. More about all that soon here. You can catch us a bit sooner on February 20, Branded Saloon, Brooklyn!
  • Laura Schuler, Luzius Schuler and me aka ESCHE just returned from a wonderful band time in Paris and tour – and already looking forward to the next one! We’ll be back in fall, more about it soon!
  • I’m excited to be touring with Marc Jufer & Devin Gray from March 22-30 in France, Belgium and Switzerland. We will celebrate the release of the album „A Trip To The Center“ which is actually like its name – a trip!!!!!