Elegy

Elegy

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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

  • Artist(s) Æon Trio
  • Featuring Atzko Kohashi, Frans van der Hoeven, Maya Fridman
  • Genre Jazz
  • Composer(s) Antônio Carlos Jobim, Atzko Kohashi, Carla Bley, Denny Zeitlin, Gabriel Fauré, Gary McFarland, John Williams, Ornette Coleman
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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.
William Shakespeare

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

track list

  1. Útviklingssang Carla Bley 4:29
  2. Tabidachi (Departure) Æon Trio 5:30
  3. Gary's Waltz Gary McFarland 5:35
  4. Lamento Gabriël Fauré 6:23
  5. Blues for Maya Atzko Kohashi 3:33
  6. Lonely Woman, Act I Ornette Coleman 4:48
  7. Lonely Woman, Act II Ornette Coleman 4:59
  8. Luíza Antônio Carlos Jobim 4:18
  9. Kusabue (Grass Whistle) Æon Trio 2:08
  10. Elegy John Williams 5:39
  11. Zingaro Antônio Carlos Jobim 5:16
  12. Ieji (Returning) Æon Trio 4:16
  13. Quiet Now Denny Zeitlin 5:49

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credits

piano

Atzko Kohashi

cello

Maya Fridman

double bass

Frans van der Hoeven

engineer

Brendon Heinst

assistant engineer

Bart Koop

photography, design

Brendon Heinst

liner notes

Atzko Kohashi, Maya Fridman

equipment

microphones

Sonodore

ad/da conversion

Merging Technologies

monitoring

Dutch & Dutch

cabling

Furutech

behind the scenes

reviews

Everything is highly transparent, warm, and direct - simply an absolute reference class recording!
Garmt van der Zel, Beter Beeld en Geluid
The musical and audiophile quality of this production is truly outstanding. `{`...`}` Highly recommended!
Ben van Leliveld, Acoustic Matters
Highly recommended! Elegy is probably the most lifelike sounding CD/Download we experienced over the years. A true masterpiece!
Peter Chattelin, Chattelin Audio Systems
Because it's performed so openly and recorded beautifully intimate, as if you're right next to the artists, this music slowly grabs a hold of you.
Erno Elsinga, Jazzenzo Magazine
As a result, rather than grabbing one by the lapels and shaking them for attention, Aeon Trio have made a record that lures the listener with a beckoning finger. A tearful siren's song.
James Fleming, HiFi Pig
Minimalistic forms `{`...`}` and most of all, holographic palpability, surprising at this level, makes it very difficult to stop listening.
Marcin Olszewski, Soundrebels
`{`Elegy`}` is in fact a reference for sound, dynamics, and spaciousness. Both musically and sound-wise, Elegy has it all.
Ruud Jonker, Music Emotion
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