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Sean Foran


Award winning pianist and composer Sean Foran, is a musician with a clear sense of individual aesthetic, his music is melodic, engaging, and manages to draw stylistic influences together in a vibrant manner. He has received the prestigious Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayors Emerging Artist Fellowship, APRA Professional Development Award (Jazz), the QLD Music Award for Jazz (7 times) and the APRA/AMC State Award for Excellence in Jazz. A member of the acclaimed improvising trios TRICHOTOMY & Berardi/Foran/Karlen he has collaborated with the QLD Symphony Orchestra, Expressions Dance company, international jazz artists Julian Arguelles, Froy Aagre & Pascal Schumacher plus a range of classical groups, Topology, Southern Cross Soloists, Lunaire & Collusion



Label: Earshift Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. No Shepherds Live Here 2. Ripple 3. Foran Policy 4. Orbit 5. Revolving Doors 6. Bushfire Break 7. Rambling 8. Handwritten 9.Chuhily 10. Bushfire Two 11. Begin Again


Article: Album Review

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 ...


Article: Live Review

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 ...


Article: Album Review

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: ...


Article: Album Review

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 ...



Label: Naim Label
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Island of the Sun; 02. At the Right Moment; 03. Branching Out; 04. Start; 05. Ascent; 06. Variations on a Bad Day; 07. Chunk; 08. Please; 09. The Unknown; 10. Labyrinth.

Article: Album Review

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 ...


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