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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 ...

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

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Topology And Trichotomy: Healthy

Read "Healthy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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 ...

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Trichotomy: Fact Finding Mission

Read "Fact Finding Mission" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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: ...

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Trichotomy: The Gentle War

Read "The Gentle War" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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 ...

Trichotomy: Variations

Read "Variations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Viene dall'Australia questo interessante trio destinato a fare buone cose nel mondo del jazz. Tutte originali le composizioni interpretate con vivace verve ritmica, oscillando senza soluzione di continuità tra vari poli jazzistici senza mai omologare. Tra vigoroso swing e sirene minimaliste, il percorso pare portare l'improvvisazione jazzistica lungo territori più vasti sino a contenere echi di musica eurocolta, offrendo sempre ...

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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 ...