EFG trio is the fusion of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities.
Eyal Maoz is a composer, guitarist and bandleader. Maoz’s music oscillates between extremely delicate and highly volatile. His work evokes extravaganza of cutting edge experimental and chamber grace. “Maoz redefines what ethnocentric world fusion can be from a mean-streets New York City perspective.” (All Music Guide)
Grammy-award winning trumpeter Frank London is “the mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz.” (All About Jazz) He has worked with John Zorn, Karen O, Itzhak Perlman, Pink Floyd, LL Cool J, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5; is on over 500 CDs and was featured on Sex And The City.
Composer/sound-artist Guy Barash abandons the confines of genre, inventing a sound world that is uniquely his own. His series of compositions for solo instruments and real-time digital signal processing, Talkback, was hailed as being “at once divine, serene and haunting.” (The Queens Chronicle) His music appeared on labels such as Delos Music, Innova Recordings, and Starkland.
The 2016 recordings behind Transliminal Rites mysteriously resurfaced during the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. With a strong belief they are now more relevant than ever, the trio decided to edit the recordings and produce the album. In Transliminal Rites EFG trio navigates the bewildering landscape that exists in the intersection of improv, contemporary classical music, and jazz. The music deconstructs sound while simultaneously challenging the hegemony of genre in Western European musical tradition. Appropriately, all track titles come from the world of linguisto-poetics and critical theory, reflecting ideas from Korzybski to Karasick, Debord to Cisoux. They are poetic and playful while probing the problematic. They reflect the non-intentional intention of improvisation.