TRICHOTOMY are one of Australias most inventive contemporary music ensembles.
So much more than a traditional jazz trio, this group expands the capacities of the classic piano/bass/drums combination by skillfully blending dense, exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics, conjuring up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music. Wonderfully unpredictable & absorbing, dramatic & always distinctive.
Formed in 1999 while studying at the Queensland Conservatorium, Australia, the groups sound is driven by award winning pianist Sean Foran, teamed with John Parkers expansive dynamic and timbral range on percussion and Sam Vincents visceral touch on the double bass. Originally known as Misinterprotato, they forged a clear place amongst the contemporary music landscape in Australia.
Their debut album now for the free released in 2003 gathered them critical acclaim and the second release In is In released on Jazzhead was an even stronger development for the group with The Australian calling it intelligent and moodily reflective .4 stars.
Line Up: Sean Foran - piano, Samuel Vincent bass & John Parker - drums
A couple of tracks to listen to: