Sean Foran – Piano
John Parker – Drums
Samuel Vincent– Acoustic Bass
TRICHOTOMY are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles.
Australian piano trio Trichotomy really need no introduction. Over the course of three compelling albums for Naim Jazz - Variations (2010), The Gentle War (2011), and Fact Finding Mission (2013), 2017’s KNOWN/UNKNOWN (Challenge) and collaborative releases with String Quartet – “Live With String Quartet (2018), and folk-jazz-blues troubadour Danny Widdicombe – “Between the Lines” (2019) they have carved out a reputation as one of the most exciting trios in contemporary jazz. With a 20-year history of performing together and shows around the world in Japan, China, UK, Europe, Canada, South America the group have worked with dance companies, jazz, classical and pop artists, showcasing their versatility and captivating sound.

Inspired by a diverse range of influences from Portico Quartet, Pat Metheny and John Zorn to Tord Gustavsen and Nils Petter Molvear, Trichotomy’s music combines a dense rhythmic focus with a refined melodic clarity. 

Over 2021/2022 they released a series of collaborative tracks with classical percussionist Nozomi Omote, and in 2023 they release a new album TO VANISH on the Earshift Music label, and tour to the UK/Europe.

This is a group who continually redefine what is possible in contemporary jazz. 

Selected performance history: 
Jazzahead Festival Germany, Tokyo, Takatsuki, and Kutchan Jazz Festivals Japan, Melbourne Jazz Festival, Brisbane Jazz Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Canberra Jazz Festival, extensive tours around the UK, MIDEM Music Conference France & tours to Japan, Canada, China, & South America. 

Press Quotes

 The Guardian
"These three make the resources of the conventional piano trio go a long way." 4 stars

MOJO Magazine
“delightfully detailed ensembles, full of wit and vigour…they bamboozle with tricky time-signatures and intricate themes” 4 stars

Irish Times
“Startling contrasts in dynamics, unusual time signatures and great rhythmic flexibility are swept along in the flow of invention of exciting performances…a stunningly together group” 4 stars

BBC Music Magazine
"this is a genuine trio, with three equally important parts, and they never put a foot or finger wrong" 5 stars!

Manchester Evening News
"A suitable candidate to fill the large-shaped hole left by EST" 5 stars
"transcends the sum of it’s influences to come up with a powerful individual statement" 4 stars

"very ‘now'-sounding...beautifully poised" 3 stars

The Guardian  - "vivaciously balances thematic eloquence with tight-knit polyphonic have to know a lot about music to make it this well".

The Evening Standard
"tuneful, scholarly approach to improvisation recalls the lyricism of EST and energy level of The Bad Plus...excellent" 3 stars

Jazzman (France)  - "a rich and detailed interaction that is not content with easy formulas or sleeve effects, a beautiful revelation”