‘Alex Koo highlights his personality and his roots in Kimono Garden, arising out of an exceptional period of solitude in which he rediscovers and reinvents himself. Surprisingly challenging and to be savored without restrictions.’ – Jazz’Halo
‘The way in which Koo uses his synths, makes you dream – you really do hear a Space Bird singing. And during the title track Kimono Garden, you are left wondering whether the melody is sung by a reborn Édith Piaf in cyborg form or, again, by an inventive Koo on the keys.’ – Musiczine
In JANUARY 2021, IFO (Identified Flying Object), the duo of Alex Koo and drummer Attila Gyárfás, will be presenting their new CD, feat. the great Ralph Alessi, on Belgian label W.E.R.F. Records, together with their release tour Jan 13th-17th (Brussels Jazz Festival Flagey, NONA, BMC Opus Jazz Club Budapest, De Singer, Vrijstaat O).
Alex Koo Trio LIVE @ Flagey, Brussels feat. Jean-Paul Estiévenart
Appleblueseagreen feat. Ralph Alessi and Mark Turner included in Downbeat Jazz Magazine‘s Best Albums of 2019!
★ ★ ★ ★ “Stunningly original ” – Downbeat Jazz Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 “Beautiful … touching … elevating.” – Jazzism
★ ★ ★ ★ “Koo is the type of piano player that appears to be painting with luscious pastel strokes. Melodies that, like a goldfinch, elegantly lift off and settle down again.” – Trouw
“With his CD Appleblueseagreen, that would perfectly fit in the catalog of a label such as ECM, Alex Koo delivers a fine example of what he’s capable of.” – Jazz’Halo
“Enchanting moments … music that appeals to the imagination. Koo has a well thought out sound; every note has meaning. He is a magnificent piano player, with great respect for detail, sense of color and dynamics.” – Jazzenzo
“We should be thankful that the young Koo -after having lived in The Netherlands, Copenhagen and the United States- is back in Belgium again. Because this record truly makes you dream!” – Jazz&Mo
Our JazzLab 2019 Fall Tour was a blast. Thanks again to JazzLab and all the venues we played at for such an amazing tour!