Alex Koo: piano / keys / electronics
Attila Gyárfás: drum set / gong synth
Ralph Alessi: trumpet / piccolo trumpet
Things are moving very fast for the young Belgian-Japanese pianist/composer Alex Koo, who is currently riding high as an emerging top talent at home and abroad. Recently, his CD 'Appleblueseagreen', with American greats Ralph Alessi and Mark Turner, was praised by the world-famous Downbeat Jazz Magazine and chosen in their list of 'Best Albums of 2019', with 4 stars and the words " Stunningly original ". Especially the click with ECM icon Alessi was so special (Downbeat: 'the monster trumpeter who hails from a separate world altogether') that a further collaboration between the two was inevitable. Identified Flying Object was born as a duo with young stick hero Attila Gyárfas, the drummer par excellence of Budapest's vibrant jazz and improv scene. Now, as a reborn trio with Alessi, they present their new album 'Identified Flying Object' on W.E.R.F. Records. Their music, a mix of lyrical compositions and improvisations that lie on the borderline between film music, minimalism and soundscaping, can best be described as a trip through space.