Import – ZR1604001 – After All – Soo Cho Trio

Import – ZR1604001 – After All – Soo Cho Trio

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zr1604001 - Soo ChoオランダChallenge、ノルウェーCurling Legsと、ヨーロッパ名門レーベルにリーダー作を持つ、韓国出身/オランダ在住のピアニストSoo Choによる待望の初ピアノ・トリオ作品。

3際よりクラシック・ピアノのレッスンを開始。韓国ソウルの大学でクラシック・ピアノを学んだ後、ジャズに転向。2001年にオランダへ渡り、ユトレヒト音楽院〜アムステルダム音楽院で本格的にジャズを学ぶ。2008年、蘭Challengeより自身の4tetでデビュー。同レーベルに2作を残す。その後、着実に活動の幅を広げながら、4tet作品(2013)、デュオ作品(2014)を発表。2016年録音の本作は、瑞々しい欧州コンテンポラリー・サウンドを迷いなくストレートに聞かせる、待望の初ピアノ・トリオ作品となる。

Soo Cho is a remarkable pianist/composer, and she happens to be a great cook too. Her compositions are as delicate and balanced as her South Korean fusion cuisine.
She now releases After All.
It is her fifth album since she left the Amsterdam Conservatory, and her first on ZenneZ Records. It is also her first trio album since her record debut in 2008.
Recording a trio album has been her dream for a long time for Soo, who .
In a way, Soo had to reinvent herself, break loose from the comfort zone of having other soloists, like Angelo Verploegen and Javier Girotto, keep her out of the kitchen’s heat.
‘It is both a challenge and a major responsibility to be the main soloist. Also, I was aiming for more energetic, more rhythmical tunes.’

‘Don’t be surprised if “After All” turns out to be one of the finest releases of the season’, recommends Phillip Woolever (All About Jazz).

Whatever it is that Soo Cho, and her Belgium sidemen Janos Bruneel (bass) and Lionel Beuvens (drums) have been up to in the Fattoria Musica studio, the outcome is mouth-watering, as if every note has been stirred, simmered and seasoned to perfection.

 

Cat#:

LABEL: ZenneZ records, Netherlands
FORMAT: CD Digi-pak / ZR1604001
ARTIST: Soo Cho
TITLE: After All
EAN: 9789082474718

Lineup:

Soo Cho (piano)
Janos Bruneel (bass)
Lionel Beuvens (drums)

Rec Data:

Recorded at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrucke, Germany on January 28-29, 2016
Mixing engeneer: Chris Weeda
Matering engineer: Darius van Helfteren

Tracks:

1. A Little Boy from Mars
2. Whatever
3. Chickya
4. Feels like a Child
5. P & B
6. Both Sides
7. A Day in May
8. Unexpected
9. Dassi
10. Fugure It Out
11. After All