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Trichotomy: Known-Unknown

Read "Known-Unknown" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's been a while, four years to be precise, but Australian piano trio Trichotomy is back. Known-Unknown appears after a break during which the band's members have been busy with numerous other projects and sees the first appearance of a new bassist, but it takes just a few bars of “Five" to reassure fans that this cohesive, exciting trio is back and on track. Pianist Sean Foran and drummer John Parker are joined by bassist Samuel Vincent and ...

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Topology And Trichotomy: Healthy

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Collaboration is a jazz staple, just one of the many ways musicians seek to breathe a freshness into their performance or composition. Mostly, such collaborations take place between individuals. Healthy takes collaboration one stage further, joining together two Australian outfits--jazz piano trio Trichotomy and contemporary classical quintet Topology--on a collection of original compositions plus a take on Steve Reich's “Clapping Music." Trichotomy--pianist Sean Foran, bassist Pat Marchisella and drummer John Parker--has released five impressive, critically-acclaimed, albums. On “Start," ...

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Trichotomy: Fact Finding Mission

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So what is a “Fact Finding Mission"? It might be a pretty dull trip to gather data; it may be a euphemism for something a little more sordid. If it's being undertaken by Australian piano trio Trichotomy, then it's a whole heap of musical fun, for this particular Fact Finding Mission is the band's fifth album: a positive, imaginative and surprising collection.Trichotomy has been together since 1999--originally under the memorable but hard to pronounce moniker of Misinterprotato--and has ...

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Trichotomy: The Gentle War

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The Gentle War, Trichotomy's fourth album, further establishes the Australian three-piece at the forefront of the newer generation of intelligent, thoughtful and inventive piano trios. The band brought in Brent Sigmeth--an engineer who has worked with jazzers like The Bad Plus, as well as folkies such as Ramblin' Jack Elliott--to mix the album, and the result is exceptional sound quality on all three instruments. The Gentle War does signify a development in Trichotomy's music from its previous ...

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Trichotomy: Variations

Read "Variations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Australian trio Trichotomy formed in 1999 and Variations, recorded in May 2007, is the group's third album--originally released in Australia under the band name Misinterprotato (Jazz Heads, 2008). The band describes itself on its website as a “contemporary music trio," which is “so much more than a traditional jazz trio"--a bold declaration, especially as the piano, bass, drums lineup initially suggests a very traditional jazz trio. But Variations is full of inventive, original and enjoyable music and the “is ...


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