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Casey Golden: Atlas

Read "Atlas" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Australian pianist/composer Casey Golden, now a London resident, was last heard from on Miniature (Scrampion Records, 2016) with his long-standing Sydney-based trio. He also appears on Phillip Johnston's The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Cuneiform Records, 2018). Atlas is the first recording from his new London-based quartet with guitarist Alex Munk, bassist Henrik Jensen, drummer Will Glaser and the leader on piano. This is his fourth recording as a leader. The title tune opens the album quietly. At first ...

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Casey Golden Trio: Outliers

Read "Outliers" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In the past twenty years the jazz piano trio has branched out from the standards format into e.s.t..--influenced, virtuosity-leaning trios and song-based units like the Neil Cowley Trio and GoGo Penguin. Of course, that's not the full piano trio picture, but it's refreshing to come across an alternative to both the traditional American trio and the hordes of anthemic, pop and rock-influenced European models. With Outliers The Casey Golden Trio eschews typical rhythmic and melodic terrain, crafting a very tightly ...


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