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”
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!
We are THRILLED to a part of the QSO CURRENT festival happening in Brisbane this May. Our show features all new arrangements of Trichotomy songs for the trio + 11 piece orchestra. PLUS… the wonderful ANDREW GIBSS will create video imagery and JAYMIS LOVEJOY will create lighting artistry. So fun. Be there….
It's been a fantastic year of collaborations and a few people have been asking about the music to "The Odd Couple" - the piece we premiered at the Bangalow Chamber Music Festival with Southern Cross Soloists and Leigh Carriage. Sooo… for those musicians out there, here is a PDF version of the full score… Watch out.. there's quite a few pages!
Trichotomy pianist Sean Foran is currently writing a work commissioned by Jazz Queensland for the Q150 performance at the Brisbane Jazz Festival. The work is for trio + saxophone and will be performed by Trichotomy and Julian Arguelles (UK).
We're really pleased to get this back out. It was recorded a few years back, and pulled from distro not long after release…. long story… anyway… SO pleased to have it out again. It's a beautiful album of really interesting music.
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.