Alister Spence Trio – Wednesday, 8th of June 2022:
The music they create may be built on Spence’s masterful compositions, but it’s driven by a collective energy that gives every phrase – and each musical interaction – a marvelously organic feel.’ – (Jessica Nicholas, The Age April 24, 2022)
Alister Spence – piano, samples
Lloyd Swanton – double bass
Toby Hall – drums, glockenspiel
It would be no exaggeration to describe this band as one of the most captivating groups in contemporary jazz music today. Formed in Sydney more than twenty years ago this trio brings together three of the most exciting, innovative, and experienced musicians in Australia with a strong national and international reputation.
The group has long been recognised for its engaging, distinctive, original compositions and for the high level of energy and interplay demonstrated in their performances. Spellbinding!
Performances by the Alister Spence Trio include Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Vivid Festival Sydney (curated by Brian Eno), Tokyo International Jazz Festival, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Salisbury and Chelsea Festivals (UK).
The trio’s recordings have twice been nominated for an ARIA Award: ‘Best Jazz Album,’ 2004 and 2007 for Flux and Mercury.
fit was voted in the 15 top international jazz/improv releases by the WIRE Magazine (UK, 2009).
Not Everything But Enough, the trio’s latest release was voted in the top ten jazz albums for 2017 by Music Magazine, Japan, and nominated for an APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award in 2018 for ‘Excellence in Jazz.’
Their latest release, Asteroid Ekosystem (2020) features Ed Kuepper on guitar (41/2 Stars, Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com, US).
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