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".
Sat Apr 28 2012
Judith Wright Centre
Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley Brisbane, QLD, Australia
QLD Conservatorium of Music, Grey St, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
11.30-12.30pm: Trichotomy and Barega Saxophone Quartet
Inimitable jazz trio Trichotomy is joined by Barega saxophone quartet in a special Crossbows collaborative affair.
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 and thoroughly compelling, this is a group in total control of their sound world.
The Barega Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2007 and is fast becoming Queensland's premier single reed ensemble. Throughout the past four years the group has evolved into the current lineup of Chris Moore, Emma Di Marco, Andrew Ball and Diana Tolmie. The group covers a versatile and wide-ranging programme of music from French classical repertoire to minimalism, jazz and contemporary works. A primary goal of the BSQ is to perform and promote original repertoire and Australian works.
Melbourne Fringe Festival: Trichotomy w String Quartet
Bennett's Lane Jazz Club, Bennett's Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Our ONLY Melbourne show this year & a very special one....with String Quartet. All new work written especially for two shows - one in QLD at the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, one in Brisbane at the Restrung Festival and this one for the Melbourne Fringe Festival!!!
Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley Brisbane
Trichotomy complete their Judith Wright Centre trilogy with a huge show in our Performance Space!
Following two sold out shows this year, Trichotomy (formerly Misinterprotato) now take their unique jazz-inspired sound in a bold new direction, partnering with audiovisual artist Andrew Gibbs.
This immersive concert combines sound and vision, including specifically-composed new works and a taste of the recently recorded Trichotomy album. Real-time interactions between music and visuals add a fresh and fascinating element to the live experience of this always inventive trio.
DOWNLOAD "STROM" THE OPENING TRACK TO THE NEW ALBUM "FACT FINDING MISSION" - FOR FREE!! Join the mailing list for the direct link
FACT FINDING MISSION - OUT NOW on NAIM JAZZ (UK/USA/Europe) & JAZZHEAD (Aust./Asia)
Fact Finding Mission is available on CD/Download/LP/Score Book. We also have some limited edition art prints of the album cover image. For all orders click on the album name below.
Solid reviews for FACT FINDING MISSION
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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Fact Finding Mission BONUS MATERIAL
We've released a bunch of bonus tracks from the fact finding recording session.
They come as two types:
1. A four track EP of unreleased original works from the recording session.
2. A single release of our arrangement of the Japanese folk song FURUSATO.
Both of these bonus release are available digitally only.
Just head to the music page and click on the fact finding mission player
This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.