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To Pianists 10:19
Eclats 09:37
Sestri 05:20
To Women 09:52
To You 03:31


We might almost be observing surgery, as they stand working deftly over the innards of their instruments. But at the same time, there’s a kind of glee in the experimentation itself, and this is where the music is assuredly different from surgery: an often-mischievous, always curious ‘what happens if I do this?’ attitude pervades this collaboration, and I for one am happy if doctors don’t think in this way.
(A. Hawkins, an excerpt from the liner notes)


released November 1, 2017

Eve Risser- piano
Kaja Draksler- piano

Dusk, Mystery, Memory, Community by Kaja Draksler
Kallaste, La Ville Abandonnée and Eclats by Eve Risser
Walking Betterie Woman by Carla Bley
To Pianists, Sestri, To Women, and To You by Draksler and Risser

Recorded during the 57. Jazz Festival Ljubljana, on 2.7.2016, and 1.7.2017 in the Gallus Hall of Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia Recorded, mixed and mastered by Luis Delgado
Produced by Eve Risser and Kaja Draksler
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design by Travassos
Drawings by Eve Risser
Liner notes by Alexander Hawkins

The recording was commissioned by Ljubljana Jazz Festival


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Kaja Draksler Kranj, Slovenia

I was born in a small village in Slovenia and grew up in the countryside.

At the age of 18 I moved to The Netherlands to study music. A few years later, I was immersed into the rich world of Amsterdam’s improvised music scene, which complemented my studies of classical composition in a great way. After 13 years in Holland, I now live between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Trboje, Slovenia. ... more

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