“In Iran, you feel that they are hungry for our music. You can therefore conclude that jazz is very relevant,” said pianist Rembrandt Frerichs (41) in 2018 in an interview with the magazine Jazzism. Frerichs would know because he has played abroad a lot and he even lived in Egypt for a time. The pianist met the famous Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor (Teheran,1963) at a performance in 2013. In the sound of the Iranian’s instrument (that is played da gamba), Frerichs recognized a great opportunity to add a new dimension to his own musical journey which in recent years had led him to playing jazz on a fortepiano. Mozart used such an instrument to compose on. Bassist and violinist Tony Overwater and drummer Vinsent Planjer, with his self-designed whisper kit, have adjusted their playing to suit this new tonal ideal. The result is music with no boundaries that was recently recorded on the evocative album It’s Still Autumn.