Elegy (Download)

Elegy (Download)

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“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.”

5.00 out of 5

“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.”

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

Aeon Trio consists of cellist Maya Fridman, pianist Atzko Kohashi, and double bassist Frans van der Hoeven.


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Æon Trio


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



Recording Quality

PCM 352.8 kHz 24 bits

  1. Útviklingssang Æon Trio 4:29
  2. Tabidachi (Departure) Æon Trio 5:30
  3. Gary's Waltz Æon Trio 5:35
  4. Lamento Æon Trio 6:23
  5. Blues for Maya Æon Trio 3:33
  6. Lonely Woman, Act I Æon Trio 4:48
  7. Lonely Woman, Act II Æon Trio 4:59
  8. Luíza Æon Trio 4:18
  9. Kusabue (Grass Whistle) Æon Trio 2:08
  10. Elegy Æon Trio 5:39
  11. Zingaro Æon Trio 5:16
  12. Ieji (Returning) Æon Trio 4:16
  13. Quiet Now Æon Trio 5:49


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Recording, Mixing & Mastering Brendon Heinst
Assistant Engineering Bart Koop
Piano Tuning Michiel Strategier
Photography & Artwork Brendon Heinst
Liner Notes Atzko Kohashi & Maya Fridman

Microphones Sonodore RCM-402, Sonodore MPM-91
Microphone Preamplifiers Sonodore MPB-508
Cabling Siltech custom mono crystal cables, Furutech FA-220 analog interlinks, Furutech FX-Alpha-Ag digital interlinks, Furutech The Empire power cables, Furutech The Astoria Power Cables
AD/DA Conversion Merging Technologies Sphynx 2
Monitoring Dutch & Dutch 8c, Sennheiser HD800s, Questyle CMA-800R Gold

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Aeon Trio is een jazz-trio dat qua idioom veel verder gaat dan alleen ‘jazz’. De piano en bas zetten absoluut een jazz-geluid neer, maar de cello van Maya Fridman zorgt dan weer voor een klassiek-‘feel’, dan weer voor een avant-garde inslag. Ondanks de compleet eigen stijl van ieder van de muzikanten, is hun samenspel magisch en in dienst van de composities.

    Op het album worden composities gespeeld van o.a. Carla Bley (Útviklingssang), Ornette Coleman (Lonely Woman), Antônio Carlos Jobim (Zingaro, Luíza) en John Williams (Elegy). Ook wordt er een klassiek fragment van Gabriel Fauré gespeeld (Lamento) en enkele nummers van Atzko Kohashi/Aeon Trio zelf, die absoluut niet onderdoen voor de covers.

    Alle composities zijn op sublieme wijze ‘eigen’ gemaakt in de uitvoering en instrumentatie en nergens klinkt het geforceerd of opgelegd. Vooral de soms lieflijk en zacht, dan weer hard en op de kam gespeelde noten van Fridman geeft de muziek een grote dynamiek en expressie, met veel kippenvelmomenten, vooral in de ‘Lonely Woman’ en ‘Lamento’ tracks. Wat een veelzijdige en spannende celliste!

    Door gebruik te maken van de beste microfoons, high end kabels en ‘custom-built’ electronica, werd voor dit album een verbuffend echte klank geregistreerd die doet denken aan de beste ECM opnames. Het klink allemaal zeer transparant, warm en direct – gewoon een opname van absolute referentieklasse.

    Een absolute aanrader dit fascinerende en betoverende album!

    Garmt van der Zel
    Beter Beeld & Geluid / Audio Ingang

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