Elegy (2017)

Bley, Aeon Trio, McFarland, Faure, Kohashi, Coleman, Jobim, Williams, Zeitlin

Aeon Trio

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 album 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.

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Aeon Trio

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

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

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Elegy (2017)

Bley, Aeon Trio, McFarland, Faure, Kohashi, Coleman, Jobim, Williams, Zeitlin

Aeon Trio

    All About Jazz

The interposing of a classically-trained cellist into a well-established jazz piano and bass duo provokes a three-way conversation not only of musical personalities, as in all jazz performance, but of musical idioms. Throughout the album, Maya Fridman's improvisations blend motifs from twentieth-century classical tradition into a seamless jazz tapestry woven by pianist Kohashi and bassist van der Hoeven. It might sound artificial in words, but as realized in these recorded performances, the divergent musical vocabularies operate inventively, and achieve a commonality of purpose.

Mark Werlin[read full review]

    Beter Beeld & Geluid

"The Aeon Trio consists of cellist Maya Fridman, pianist Atzko Kohashi and standing acoustic bassist Frans van der Hoeven. Together they form a jazz trio that goes much further than just the idiom of Jazz. The piano and bass definitely put down a jazz sound, but the cello played by Maya Fridman creates a classic 'feel' and then an avant-garde slant. Despite the style of each of the musicians, their interplay is magical and the service of the compositions. The album tracks are composed by Carla Bley (Útviklingssang), Ornette Coleman (Lonely Woman), Antônio Carlos Jobim (Zingaro, Luíza) and John Williams (Elegy). It also features a classical piece by Gabriel Fauré (Lamento) and some numbers by Atzko Kohashi and the Aeon Trio itself. All of the compositions are sublimely their own in the implementation and instrumentation and never sound forced or imposed. Especially the sometimes sweet and soft, sometimes hard and the crest of notes played by Fridman give the music a great dynamism and expression, with many goose bump moments, especially in the 'Lonely Woman' and 'Lamento' tracks. What an exciting and versatile cellist! By using the best microphones, high end cables and custom-built electronics, this album was recorded with a very real sound reminiscent of the best ECM recordings. It all sounds very transparent, warm and direct - just a recording of absolute reference class. You will want to simply download this fascinating and enchanting album!"

Garmt van der Zel[read full review]

    Chattelin Audio Systems

"Highly recommended. Elegy is probably the most lifelike sounding music download we have experienced over the years. A true masterpiece!"

Peter Chattelin of Chattelin Audio Systems[read full review]

Elegy (2017)

Bley, Aeon Trio, McFarland, Faure, Kohashi, Coleman, Jobim, Williams, Zeitlin

Aeon Trio

Cables: Furutech
Digital Converters: Merging Technologies Sphynx 2
Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Mastering Room: Dutch & Dutch 8c
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Brendon Heinst
Recording Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Recording location: Beauforthuis in Austerlitz ,The Netherlands,
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Utvikklingssang
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Tabidachi (Departure)
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Gary's Waltz
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Lamento
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Blues for Maya
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Lonely Woman, Act I
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Lonely Woman, Act II
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Luiza
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Kusabue (Grass Whistle)
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Elegy
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Zingaro
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Ieji (Returning)
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Quiet Now
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