1. Division into three parts or elements.
2. A system based on three parts or elements.
3. Piano. Drums. Bass.
Trichotomy's compelling, hugely dynamic trio music draws on the avant-rock of Radiohead, ECM minimalism and their love of improvisation, in an entrancing Australian echo of the European jazz innovations of the likes of EST or Tord Gustavsen. Modern, imaginative & thoroughly compelling, this is a group in total control of their sound world.
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"
"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"
"a brilliant trio of stellar originality"
The Evening Standard
"tuneful, scholarly approach to improvisation recalls the lyricism of EST and energy level of The Bad Plus...excellent"
"...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".
“an absorbing performance from a band with an intriguingly original approach to music-making”
Sydney Morning Herald
The Gentle War is - “The bands most vibrant album in it’s history”
“So many surprises and exquisite moments”
The Courier Mail
"Variations, quite simply, is dazzling, building on the band's interests in improvisation, the avant- rock of later Radiohead and the minimalism often associated with European jazz label ECM."
"Trichotomy show you don’t need lyrics to paint musical pictures".
There's been some great love for FACT FINDING MISSION recently... here's a snippet:
"this is a quite brilliant trio of stellar originality" - THE AUSTRALIAN - 4.5 stars
"Trichotomy show you don’t need lyrics to paint musical pictures" - THE COURIER MAIL - 4 stars
"the core trio are in superb form throughout but it’s the way in which they integrate their guests that is, if anything, even more impressive". - THE JAZZ MAN - 4.5 stars
"A very impressive trio. If it’s not yet the CD of the year it’s a very nice revelation" - JAZZMAN France
"the players have developed the kind of intuitive shorthand that enables them to navigate even the most intricate arrangements with an air of casual spontaneity, blurring the line between improvised and notated passages." - Live review, THE AGE, Melbourne
"very now sounding... beautifully poised". - JAZZWISE UK
Fact Finding Mission is the sound of one of the most exciting trios in contemporary music.
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