'Elysian' is the conception of veteran bassist and composer Duncan Hopkins. Recognised as one of the most versatile double bassists as a sideman but also a leading figure in jazz composition.

...the sound of jazz is moving forward....Here the writing was sophisticated while keeping emotions up front, teetering on

the edge of the avant-garde… talent at full creative tilt. Geoff Chapman The Toronto Star

The trio along with Duncan features Parisian vocalist Thierry Peala ...one of the singular voices in Jazz (le Monde) and perennial favourite and 2017 British jazz Awards winner, pianist Nikki Iles.

Elysian (Ill-ish-un) is any place or condition of ideal bliss or complete happiness; paradise.