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New Release: ade ishs Trio

A meditative quality that goes beyond the jazz trio sound

The ade ishs Trio launches their CD on 1 November. Band leader ade ishs has previously released solo piano recordings, but this is his first release in the trio format.

With the current line up of ade ishs on piano, Chelsea Allen on drums and Daigo Nakai on acoustic bass, he’s trying to create an equality within the band. “I’m trying to avoid having the piano always the front liner. On this recording, the bass and drums are all front liners, on different tracks.”

The Differing Sky features drums, and For What It’s Worth features a singing bass solo… throughout the album the three musicians are featured equally.

The CD includes songs that ade ishs has written over the last decade. Night Birds was written in 2002 and Understanding is from a few months ago. He’s been writing originals for decades and has always been drawn to the trio format.

“When we first met, we weren’t sure we were an originals band, but over time we started playing more of my originals and then we wanted to record. By the time we came to make the CD, we had more than enough. We had the luxury of being able to choose the best.”

Track listing
  1. Acceptance
  2. Night Birds
  3. Cold Summer
  4. Soil
  5. Understanding
  6. The Differing Sky
  7. For What It’s Worth
  8. Victoria Street
  9. Go On 3
Listen and purchase (physical and digital)

In Melbourne, Australia, also available at these boutiques:

The launch event will take place tonight also in Melbourne at 8pm at Live at Baker Street c/o Burwood Music Centre. 2 Florence St, Burwood. Book a seat.

Pre-order ade ishs Trio’s Debut Album

Gigs in May

Just like last year’s May, I’ll play many gigs this year’s May.

TiAP will play public gigs over May. On 2 and 16 May, we are playing at Bar Oussou, 653 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic, AU (free entry). On 5 May, we are playing at Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU (entry by donation).

I will do a series of duet gigs with talented Melbourne-based musicians on the first three Fridays at Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU, all of which are free (donations accepted):

Ozark will play on 30 May, 20:30–23:00 at Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU (entry by donation).

I feel honoured to be invited to play at Live at Baker Street, 2 Florence St, Burwood, Vic, AU on 30 May, 20:00 22:00. It will be a solo acoustic piano concert with their excellent concert grand piano and sublime acoustics designed for focused listening. Ticket: $25.

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19 March at Dizzy’s

My trio with Chelsea Allen and Daigo Nakai will play at Dizzy’s, 381 Burnley St, Richmond, Vic, AU. Entry: $14/$10 concession.

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Grampians Jazz Festival 2013

At this year’s Grampians Jazz Festival, I’m performing with three groups:

I’ll play on a total of six sessions on Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9 February. Check out the festival website for more details.