Elegy

Aeon Trio

TTK 0010

Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart.

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About the album

We came across some of the pieces by sheer luck. Atzko and I met and improvised together for the first time on June 18. Improvising felt easy and flowing like water. But we still needed to find the compositions which would inspire us and give us new ideas. I was very happy when Atzko came up with an idea to play Utviklingssang by Carla Bley, Lonely woman by Ornette Coleman, and Zingaro by Antônio Carlos Jobim. Frans suggested to play his favorite Gary’s Waltz. So far everything fitted in. But our original idea was to play not only jazz compositions but also to make our own interpretation of the classical ones. Lamento by Gabriel Fauré gave us the space to improvise and it felt to me like we brought one more dimension to this beautiful piece. When Atzko gave me the score of the Elegy by John Williams, I was puzzled at first, because it was so different from all other tunes. But it worked! So, it is how everything came together.. we had so many ideas for the CD that it could barely fit, so we had to choose the best tunes and improvisations. In the end, I just want to say that this entire process from the first meeting till now was deeply enriching and I’m really grateful to Atzko, TRPTK, and Frans, for making it all happen. – Maya Fridman

Playing music is more than just performing: it also brings with it the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with other people who share your passion and affection for music. My introduction to Maya was a wonderful example of this added benefit. When I first listened to Maya’s cello playing, I was intrigued by its hue change – various shades and colors coming from her instrument. To me, her cello sometimes sounds like Albert Ayler’s saxophone and sometimes just like human crying….She is so free in her performance; she seems to liberate herself from any constraints. Despite the many differences between us – nationality, culture and background – we found a common voice in our music – ÆON Trio. Some say, “We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.” — Yes, indeed! In our album Elegy, I’m sure you will hear our voice. – Atzko Kohashi

Tracklist

  1. Útvikklingssang Carla Bley 04:29
  2. Tabidachi (Departure) Aeon Trio 05:30
  3. Gary's Waltz Gary McFarland 05:34
  4. Lamento Gabriel Fauré 06:22
  5. Blues for Maya Atzko Kohashi 03:32
  6. Lonely Woman, Act I Ornette Coleman 04:48
  7. Lonely Woman, Act II Ornette Coleman 04:58
  8. Luíza Antônio Carlos Jobim 04:17
  9. Kusabue (Grass Whistle) Aeon Trio 02:08
  10. Elegy John Williams 05:39
  11. Zingaro Antônio Carlos Jobim 05:16
  12. Ieji (Returning) Aeon Trio 04:16
  13. Quiet Now Denny Zeitlin 05:48

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“It is no exaggeration to state that Elegy is one of the best-sounding hi-res recordings of jazz or contemporary music in my collection. […] Any attempt to describe in words the clarity, transparency and warmth of TRPTK’s house sound must fall short.”

Mark Werlin, All About Jazz

“Themes die out and are brought back to life, improvisations dripping on through. Classical and jazz are interconnected timelessly, as you sink deep into it with indefinable thoughts. Superb.”

Erno Elsinga, Jazzenzo

“As a result, rather than grabbing one by the lapels and shaking them for their attention, Aeon Trio have made a record that lures the listener in with a beckoning finger. A tearful siren’s song.”

James Fleming, HiFi Pig

“It all sounds exceptionally transparent, warm, and direct – simply a recording of absolute reference class.”

Garmt van der Zel, Beter Beeld & Geluid

“This is one of the most natural sounding recordings of cello, piano and bass I have ever heard!”

Wayne Wilmeth, Goldenear

“Amazing music that grips you from the first note and lever lets go. Recorded and mastered at a very high level. Highly recommended!”

Listener

“Magnificent interplay, pure harmony and sublimely performed.”

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Artist(s)

Atzko Kohashi
Frans van der Hoeven
Maya Fridman

Composer(s)

Antônio Carlos Jobim
Atzko Kohashi
Carla Bley
Denny Zeitlin
Gabriel Fauré
Gary McFarland
John Williams
Ornette Coleman

Genre(s)

Jazz – Instrumental

Label

TRPTK

Recording resolution

PCM 352.8 kHz 32 bits

Recording date(s)

4 October 2016

Recording location

Beauforthuis
Austerlitz, The Netherlands

Recording engineer

Brendon Heinst

Mastering engineer

Brendon Heinst

  1. pauluswoets

    This is a great jazz album with classical music influences. It’s a recording that can easily compete with highly regarded jazz recordings from big international record labels such as ECM. The sound mastering by TRPTK is astoundingly good: played on a normal/average music system it already sounds absolutely fine, but it’s really true magic when played on an audiophile system. It’s like you’re present in the middle of the recording session itself!

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