★ ★ ★ ★ “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
“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
Identified Flying Object (i.f.o)
i.f.o doesn’t like to be classified, i.f.o doesn’t like name tags, i.f.o doesn’t like wearing the same outfit every day, i.f.o can be romantic, chaotic, theatrical, abstract, ridiculous, dramatic, sad… i.f.o is whatever the moment will allow i.f.o to be.
This European duo, consisting of Belgian-Japanese pianist Alex Koo and Hungarian drummer Attila Gyárfás, focuses on the moment. Instant improvisation is the meat, potatoes, green beans and sauce all together.
On May 8th 2017, i.f.o released their album ‘Galactic Liturgy’ (Clever Tree Records), which was recorded at Dolan Studios, New York.
Alex Koo – piano, keys and electronics
Attila Gyárfás – drums and electronics