n. pl. 1. Division into three parts or elements. 2. A system based on three parts or elements. 3. Piano. Drums. Bass.
Sean Foran - piano John Parker - drums Sam Vincent - bass
Trichotomy's compelling, hugely dynamic trio music draws on sounds of avant-rock, ECM minimalism and their love of collective improvisation, in an entrancing Australian echo of the European jazz innovations of the likes of EST or Tord Gustavsen. Modern, imaginative & thoroughly inventive, this is a group in total control of their sound world. Having carved out a reputation as one of the most exciting trios in contemporary jazz, this Australian trio is a unique voice in modern music.
BBC Music Magazine "this is a genuine trio, with three equally important parts, and they never put a foot or finger wrong" 5 stars!
Jazzwise "highly engaging peaks, the trio is in full flow" "very ‘now'-sounding...beautifully poised"
The Guardian "These three make the resources of the conventional piano trio go a long way." "absorbingly varied menu....memorably moving" "Trichotomy are a band with character.... and refreshingly, they refuse to stick to the same one"
The Australian "a brilliant trio of stellar originality"
AllAboutJazz.com "...fresh and exciting-and, yes, varied. Variations should be the album that propels Trichotomy to world-wide recognition" "Fact Finding Mission is the sound of one of the most exciting trios in contemporary music".
Sydney Morning Herald The Gentle War is - “The bands most vibrant album in it’s history”
We're thrilled to announce that we cracked the target of our crowdfunding campaign. HUGE thanks to everyone that supported the project. We'll be hitting the studio soon, and supporters will be lucky to hear the new album before anybody else! If you missed out... don't despair...follow us through our mailing list and on social media and you can pre-order the album... Loads more info to come, but for now.. we're feeling very thankful
It's all happening. We're just finalising our crowdfunding campaign, and it'll be live soon.... there are some SUPER SWEET rewards on offer... can't wait to share it all with you. Also, we're proud to announce that we are ENSEMBLE IN RESIDENCE at the Conservatorium in Brisbane this year.... our first show is coming up on 16th March. New tunes in store!!!!!!!
Yes… we've been a little quiet. Our bassist Sam Vincent has been out of action for a little while, but he's back on the bass shortly, so we'll be digging into more music soon. In the meantime, Trichotomy pianist Sean Foran has been working on a new project with some wonderful Australian musicians, vocalist Kristin Berardi and Saxophonist Rafael Karlen. That'll be out soon… we'll let you know. Otherwise… you won't see us around much for the rest of the year, but we're planning for some shows in 2016 around Australia and internationally. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Some great footage of our concert last year at the Tyalgum Music Festival, collaborating with the excellent Lunaire Collective.
More on the vimeo page!
OUR COLLABORATIVE ALBUM WITH THE CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL GROUP "TOPOLOGY" IS OUT NOW!!!
Download the track "That which is not fleeting" for FREE
“HEALTHY” is just that, the heathy combination of like musical minds. Consisting of a blend of works from composers in each ensemble the resulting album is breathtaking. One could compare it to the sounds minimalist sounds of Michael Nyman, Terry Riley and Steve Reich, with a touch of Astor Piazolla, and the modern jazz influences of Pat Metheny. Wrap this up in the visual, cinematic style of Bernard Hermann and the Cinematic Orchestra and you’re getting close.