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Prometheus was to be freed on one condition only. An immortal giving up his life for him. Of this Hermes says: ‘Look for no ending to this agony until a god will freely suffer for you. Will take on him your pain, and in your stead descend to where the sun is turned to darkness. The black depth of death’. (from ‘Mythology – timeless tales of gods and heroes’, by Edith Hamilton. Her sources are two poets, Aeschylus (greek) and Ovid (roman))

(The altar of) Chiron: “Hello Hades” (I crossed the river Styx, and I’m at your gate) – walking your landscape – tracing my arrows – ascending - back in the celestial realm. (JKA)

Ironically, Chiron, the master of the healing arts, could not heal himself. So he willingly gave up his immortality. He was honored with a place in the sky, identified by the Greeks as the constellation Centaurus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiron


from from the nocturnal Chironian, track released November 21, 2016
JKA. Painting by Rithva Landler.



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JKA Quintet Copenhagen, Denmark

A dark, romantic, poetic and picturesque portrait of the mythological archetype Chiron, the centaur chief. Band founded in 2015 by danish bassplayer/composer Jens Kristian Andersen. Inspired by the american jazztradition and european classical music. The band:
Erik Kimestad - trp. Soma Allpass - cello. Anders Banke - bass cl. Thomas Præstegaard - drums. JKA - doublebass.
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