Elgar Trio ((Hans Koch, Flo Stoffner, Lionel Friedli)
Elgar Trio (Hans Koch, Flo Stoffner, Lionel Friedli) May 23, The Bop Stop
Hans Koch reeds
Flo Stoffner guitar
Lionel Friedli drums
Hans Koch has played with Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, Fred Frith, Andrew Cyrille, Barry Guy, Evan Parker, and many many more. Corbett Vs. Dempsey notes that he is "one of the foremost European improvisors, Koch is a member of various ensembles, including Koch-Schutz-Studer and the Barry Guy New Orchestra. He is active in ad hoc settings, playing with all the major figures, and he is well known as a soloist, particularly on the bass and contrabass clarinet and tenor saxophone, to which he has added a significant new vocabulary. Steady and measured, but with a keen sense of dynamics and a hidden passion that leaps forth periodically, he is a multiple reed player of major proportions."
Flo Stoffner: Born 1975 in Zürich. Lives in Zürich. Plays all around Europa. Groups: Anna & Stoffner, Mein Freund der Baum, Qu'il Vive!, Elgar, Zimmerlin/Stoffner/Meier Trio, sometime Solo
Plays with: Harald Haerter, Christian Weber, Marius Peyer, Ellery Eskelin, Hilaria Kramer, Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Samuel Rohrer, Bruno Amstad, Luca Ramella, Martin Schütz, Paul Lovens, Christoph Erb, Nils Petter-Molvaer, Johannes Enders, Arthur Blythe, Flo Götte, Joy Frempong, Rudi Mahall, Kidd Jordan, Donald Miller and many more.
Lionel Fridli: Has played with many musicians and recorded for labels such as Clean Feed, Hat Hut, Intakt, and many many more.
"The trio feels most at home in the midst of a conﬂict, in the twilight zone between brute power and fragile sound structures, between highly compressed sound and transparent lines, between pulsating beats and free improvisation. Never dry up the curiosity and appetite for new sounds; Every concert is a new research on the edge of the possible, of the beautiful and sometimes bearable."