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Alex Koo

Alex Koo is a young up-and-coming Belgian-Japanese pianist/composer who has already received widespread admiration and who has won numerous prizes, such as first prizes in the Prinses Christina Competition (NL), the SABAM B-Jazz Composition Award 2015 (BE), a Fulbright Award-Music Fellowship (USA-BE) and a Prins Bernhard Culture Prize (NL). During his period living in New York, he formed a new acoustic chamber trio with two of the scene’s most innovative and sought after musicians: Mark Turner (sax) and Ralph Alessi (trumpet). On March 1st 2019 they released their CD ‘Appleblueseagreen‘ on Clever Tree Records, already receiving very positive reviews in de Standaard, Musiq3, Jazz&Mo, … He has been complimented and praised by some of the scene’s biggest icons, such as Kurt Elling, Kenny Werner and Brad Mehldau and has studied with masters of the trade, such as Kris Goessens, Kenny Werner, Craig Taborn, Barry Harris and Jakob Bro. Alex also performed all over the world, from Europe to the U.S

Appleblueseagreen

Label: Clever Tree Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: enuD; Dune; Funeral March; Ghost Parade; Etude No. 1 Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall; Dormilon; Bodily Fluids; Etude No. 2 The Gaze; The Lone Wanderer; Etude No. 3; Apples Are Blue But the Sea Is Green; Freedom Pilot.

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Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases

Read "Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

After three weeks of thematic episodes, we have to get back to checking what's new and what's coming up... The piles of new and upcoming releases have been building up and we could not wait any longer. So here's to a great episode with new, upcoming and reissued gems, featuring the music of Dave Holland, Zakir ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alex Koo: Appleblueseagreen

Read "Appleblueseagreen" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Belgian/Japanese pianist/composer Alex Koo enlisted a pair of first call allstars, saxophonist Mark Turner and trumpeter Ralph Alessi, forming an acoustic chamber trio that brings his vision to life on Appleblueseagreen. The title is taken from the literal translation of the Flemish word “appelblauwzeegroen," to describe a color of ambiguous personality. The music is cinematic, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New albums focus with Koo, Baron, Ramu, Lund and Cornelius

Read "New albums focus with Koo, Baron, Ramu, Lund and Cornelius" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week a focus on five brand new albums from across the wide world of jazz including the exciting new release from Patrick Cornelius. Playlist Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi “Ghost Parade" from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo) 00:00 Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen “Boo Boo's Birthday" from Mix Monk (Universal Music) 08:01 ...


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