Tony Overwater | Atzko Kohashi

Label: Jazz in Motion
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917472523
Catalog number: JIM 74725
Releasedate: 14-01-22 
- Recorded during the pandemic in February 2021 at the Beauforthuis (NL)
- Deeply inspired by Coltrane Crescent

Atzko & Tony’s latest album, "Crescent" was recorded on February 14, 2021 at Beauforthuis, a music venue and a former church, in Austerlitz in the Netherlands. In the midst of a prolonged pandemic, it was an exceptional recording where two musicians entrusted their passion to their instruments. Atzko & Tony immediately bonded through a deep desire to realize the recording and put their best into the project. The duo was deeply inspired by Coltrane’s Crescent.

The beautiful acoustic of the church building, combined with the beauty of the surrounding snowfields, resulted in an impressive recording. Only five months after the recording, the album "Crescent" was released by Studio Songs in Japan, and it is scheduled to be released worldwide in January 2022 by Jazz in Motion records.

It is said that people have long considered the gradually waxing moon to be a symbol of the fulfilment of their wishes, and that praying to the crescent moon was a special occasion. The crescent moon, which reflects the sunlight and waxes day by day, is like a piece waiting to be fully formed. You do not just entrust your dreams but you set your sights and your hopes, looking forward to the future and preparing to take action. It is no wonder that Coltrane's Crescent connected with their hope to realize this recording session.


Despite the differences in their nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, Atzko Kohashi (Amsterdam-based, originally from Japan) and Tony Overwater (from the Netherlands) found common ground rooted in jazz improvisation, in a cosmopolitan city - Amsterdam.Listen to the unique sounds and melodies arising from their respective cultural, geographical, and musical backgrounds.

The duo portrays the spiritual world of John Coltrane, playing his compositions from the album "Crescent." They play with their own interpretation, but with deep understanding and respect for Coltrane’s original music.

Atzko & Tony duo is more than just a fusion of two instruments. Their combined sounds are almost like beautiful mosaic made up of small pieces of different colors and shapes. They make use of individual personality and roots while respecting each other’s differences: different sensibility, different sense of rhythm, and different taste of phrasing.

"We want to deliver the purest and the most honest sound to audience." The duo puts great value on the sound of their instruments. Experience the pure and organic sound as if you are part of their band.