Lujon is pianist Atzko Kohashi’s 5th Stereo DSD album at NativeDSD. It follows her earlier albums Dualtone, Cresecnt: Music of John Coltrane, Sketches of Seasons and Virgo. On Lujon, she is accompanied by Frans van der Hoeven on double bass and Sebastiaan Kaptein on drums.
Kohashi says “There is nothing so mysterious as sound. You can’t touch, see, taste, nor smell it. Yet music has the ability to stimulate all 5 senses; tonality creates temperature and color, while tempo and rhythm set the sound’s scent and taste. In the world of jazz, where improvisation is central, each of these elements are of vital importance to bring a performance to life.
On this album, masterfully recorded by Frans De Rond you can hear the touch of the piano keys sinking in, the movement of the foot pedal, the strokes of the bass strings, the vibration of the cymbals, and even the breath of the musicians. Thus you experience what we, the musicians felt the moment the music was created.
I hope that our music will let you experience your own set of imaginary vivid colors, sweet scents, delicious tastes and gentle touches.”
Atzko Kohashi – Piano
Frans van der Hoeven – Double Bass
Sebastiaan Kaptein – Drums
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 00:49:10
Grimm Audio TPR
RME Micstacy (Analog > MADI)
Atzko: Audix Schoeps MK5 Frans: Peluso P67 Sebastiaan: JZ V67 – overheads and Audio Technica AE2500 – bassdrum
AKG 702 & Sennheiser HD800
|Original Recording Format|
Frans de Rond
Muziekcentrum van Omroep (MCO) Studio 2 in The Netherlands on March 10, 2014
|Release Date||July 7, 2023|
Okay, this recording dates from a few years ago and it’s only 96kHz in its original recording format, but please bear with me. First and most importantly, it’s Atzko Kohashi! She is one of the finer jazz pianists performing and recording today. And second, it is a truly excellent recording from a bit earlier in Frans de Rond’s recording career. The sound has a warm, somewhat reverberant, overall ambience that really pulls the performers right into my listening space. And the music is filled with Atzko’s typical inventiveness and ear for great synergies of sound, melody and timing.
This recording doesn’t take you to the recording studio. Even better, it brings the recording studio to your listening room.
HiFi News and Record
The result is spectacular. With a warm, generous ambience you can almost reach out and touch each instrument.
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