Adriana Camacho: double bass, bells, flute
Stefan Christoff: piano
Mastered by Ryan Morey
Cover painting by Antonio Gritón
released March 3, 2023
"Space. Space is the third player on this record. Space breathes in and around the notes played by the piano, the notes that drop with density and weight from the bass. Space is dispersed by the bells. The music is suspended in space, suspended in thought, as if the musicians were thinking together, thinking across cities, across borders, across the impasse of nations and policies that separate us, and toward a shared feeling of being in this time together". –– Kaie Kellough
"Engrossing form the first note. As a listener, it feels very personal. Organic yet unworldly. There is a melancholy present, juxtaposed with an undercurrent of tension. Awesome interplay." –– John Braithwaite, Jazz Amuck, CKUT 90.3FM
"In Años y Minutos, Adriana Camacho and Stefan Christoff immerge the listener in an odyssey which balance different types of atmospheres: through clear dialogue between the piano and the double bass, bell and flute, we dive sometimes in melancholic jazzy mood, sometimes in a dark landscape. Always the two musicians are engaged to deliver full respiration, alternate music and silence, and suspended rich moments of improvisation." –– Esther Bourdages.
"Años y Minutos triggered a deep, almost sweet melancholic feeling, one that I was secretly aiming to dive in, one that needs time and space to be fully explored and eventually grasped, one that keeps challenging the definition of fulfillment." – Nicola Di Croce.
"Listening to "Años y Minutos" with eyes closed I am transported to a highly resonant space filled with light, conjuring echoes of history. A breeze through an open window invites the mind to wander away with the wind. The music alternates sparseness with denser flourishes, suggesting rhythms for deeper contemplation." –– Lawrence Joseph.
"A powerful and moving improvised performance by Mexico City double bassist Adriana Camacho and Montreal pianist Stefan Christoff. They combine to create a series of wide open and heartfelt ambient recordings." –– Peter Burton, Art in the Margins.
"Años y minutos es un paseo lleno de coincidencias y encuentros inconclusos, como si se brincara sobre charcos conocidos en una calle desconocida. Da gusto mojarse los pies." –– Amanda Ruiz.
"Años y minutos, es como alquimia del alma - El sonido de un destino alternativo!" –– Xristian Espinoza.
"Años y minutos es un disco inmersivo, que nos lleva por un ambiente onírico, delicado, lleno de atmósferas estimulantes donde sale el sol, llueve, caen rayos y vuelve a despejar el cielo. El piano y el contrabajo logran confeccionar un fractal que se abre y cierra en direcciones impredecibles." –– Alfredo Bojórquez.