Kohashi| Overwater|verploegen Trio at Fenix Music Factory
Henk Hupkes uploaded this event on April 4, 2019
Fri, April 5, 2019
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KOHASHI-OVERWATER-VERPLOEGEN trio is a collective jazz group that creates a unique sound, all three standing on an equal footing. Kohashi from Japan, Overwater and Verploegen from the Netherlands, seek and discover their own sound sharing their passion for music, beyond ethnicity and nationality. 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 their 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. The word “Virgo” means virgin in Latin and the Virgo symbol is designed to depict Virgin- innocence and purity. Innocence and purity are also important elements for Japanese aesthetics, which generate simplicity and freshness. You see it in many of classic Japanese art form such as choreography, ink brush paintings, ikebana (art of flower arrangement), sado (tea ceremony), noh (the oldest Japanese theatrical art), etc. Innocence and purity also encourage artists’ creativity and spontaneity….. (from Liner notes on the CD “Virgo” by Atzko Kohashi) ...