Atzko Kohashi / Angelo Verploegen / Tony Overwater

Virgo

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Format: CD
Label: Jazz in Motion
UPC: 0608917471427
Catnr: JIM 74714
Release date: 05 April 2019
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Label
Jazz in Motion
UPC
0608917471427
Catalogue number
JIM 74714
Release date
05 April 2019

"All "classics" sound like new thanks to the small line-up."

Rootstime, 02-5-2019
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KOHASHI-OVERWATER-VERPLOEGEN trio is a collective jazz group that creates a unique sound, standing on an equal footing with each other. Kohashi from Japan, Overwater and Verploegen from the Netherlands, beyond ethnicity and nationality, they seek and discover their own sound sharing the passion for music.

Japanese pianist Atzko Kohashi had something special in mind when she invited Dutch bass player Tony Overwater to join her for a musical encounter. She longed to create a unique unit of bass harmony and melody with each voice being equal and contributing selflessly to the music. Her vision is connected to Japanese Zen aesthetics that generate simplicity and spontaneity. With trumpet player Angelo Verploegen they found their match – a soloist who can blend in, shine and support the music all at the same time.

On a cold winter day, they met in an empty church in Amsterdam and started playing. For hours. Instantly the delicate sound of these three instruments blended into gentle and generous music that warmed their hearts.

A few months later, they recorded the debut album Virgo in the only way possible for such collaboration: in a beautiful radio studio from the 1930’s, with a great sounding Steinway, only a few microphones but of the utmost quality and recorded directly to a two-track analogue tape recorder before a live audience. The three instruments blended into one sound, telling a story together.
Das KOHASHI-OVERWATER-VERPLOEGEN Trio ist ein Jazzkollektiv mit einzigartigem Sound, dessen Mitglieder sich ebenbürtig sind. Kohashi aus Japan, Overwater und Verploegen aus den Niederlanden – jenseits von Ethnie und Nationalität suchen und entdecken sie ihren eigenen Klang, indem sie ihre Leidenschaft für die Musik teilen.

Die japanische Pianistin Atzko Kohashi hatte etwas Besonderes im Sinn, als sie den niederländischen Bassisten Tony Overwater zu einem musikalischen Treffen einlud. Sie wollte eine einzigartige Einheit von Bassharmonie und Melodie schaffen, in der die Stimmen gleichgestellt sind und selbstlos zur Musik beitragen. Ihre Vision ist mit der japanischen Zen-Ästhetik verbunden, die Einfachheit und Spontaneität schafft. In Trompeter Angelo Verploegen haben sie ihresgleichen gefunden – einen Solisten, der sich gleichzeitig integrieren, glänzen und der die Musik unterstützen kann.

An einem kalten Wintertag trafen sie sich in einer leeren Kirche in Amsterdam und begannen zu spielen. Stundenlang. Sofort mischte sich der zarte Klang der drei Instrumente zu sanfter, großzügiger Musik, die es den Musikern warm ums Herz werden ließ.

Einige Monate später folgte die Aufnahme ihres Debütalbums Virgo auf die einzig mögliche Art für solch eine Zusammenarbeit: in einem schönen Rundfunkstudio aus den 1930er Jahren, mit einem großartig klingenden Steinway, nur wenigen Mikrophonen höchster Qualität und aufgenommen mit einem analogen, zweispurigen Tonbandgerät vor live-Publikum. Drei Instrumente verbanden sich zu einem Klang, erzählten zusammen eine Geschichte.

Artist(s)

KOHASHI-OVERWATER-VERPLOEGEN trio is a collective jazz group that creates a unique sound, standing on an equal footing with each other. Kohashi from Japan, Overwater and Verploegen from the Netherlands, beyond ethnicity and nationality, they seek and discover their own sound sharing the passion for music.

Japanese pianist Atzko Kohashi had something special in mind when she invited Dutch bass player Tony Overwater to join her for a musical encounter. She longed to create a unique unit of bass - harmony and melody with each voice being equal and contributing selflessly to the music. Her vision is connected to Japanese Zen aesthetics that generates simplicity and spontaneity. With trumpet player Angelo Verploegen they found their match - a soloist who can blend in, shine and support the music all at the same time.

On a cold winter day they met in an empty church in Amsterdam and started playing. For hours. Instantly the delicate sound of these three instruments blended into gentle and generous music that warmed their hearts.

A few months later they recorded the debut album Virgo in the only way possible for such collaboration: a beautiful radio studio from the 1930’s, with a great sounding Steinway, only a few microphones but of the utmost quality and recorded directly to a two track analogue tape recorder before a live audience. —The three instruments blended into one sound, telling a story together.

Press

All "classics" sound like new thanks to the small line-up.
Rootstime, 02-5-2019

The interplay between pianist and bassist always forms the basis for the sound to which Verploegen gives extra color and support on flugelhorn. The three instruments ensure a close and warm group sound.
Jazzenzo, 14-4-2019

Jubilee at the Jazz in Motion record label delivers three new CDs.
JazzNu, 30-3-2019

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