I will be playing in the piano–bass–drum format again at Paris Cat after two years. It will feature music from both ade ishs Trio and ade ishs Trio Live. Sharing the stage with me will be Chelsea Allen on drums and Tamara Murphy on bass.
The show will take place on 28 July 2016, 8:30pm–10:30pm at the upper level (Parisian Loft), 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU. Ticket is $20.
ade got interviewed by ABC Australia Plus Indonesia regarding his appearance at this year’s Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues with The ishs/Allen Project among others. (The write up is in Indonesian.)
Lighthearted jazz with a poised and assured use of space and sound
The ade ishs Trio releases their live video album on 1 November 2015. This DVD release, as the title and cover artwork suggest, is complementary to the band’s self-titled CD released two years earlier with the same line up: bandleader/composer/pianist ade ishs, drummer Chelsea Allen, and bassist Daigo Nakai. New compositions are included in addition to new takes on the existing ones.
The video was recorded live at The Maven Room in Melbourne’s Burwood Music Centre. ade says about it, “This is really a marvellous venue, perfect for our purposes. Due to its highly sensitive acoustic nature, Chelsea in particular had to play in a way different from how she usually does. Listening to the recording, it sounds better than what I expected!”
Among the songs in the album, there are some previously unreleased ones, all joyful. Two of those are latin summer-themed pieces aptly called Summer Sunlight and Summer Breeze. The other one is a lively blues called Happy Friends 1. The album also contains a number of songs originally found in the trio’s studio release, but with the core spirits of the songs more pronounced. In Go On 3, ade and Chelsea play an evocative intro to enhance the emotiveness of the ballad. Daigo’s arco playing in Cold Summer adds more drama to the already theatrical piece.
“In this release, you will see how much we enjoy the interplay between us. Making emotive music has been something I love to do, and I’ve been very lucky to play with this trio of like-minded musicians.”
Sharni White of the cargoART Magazine has written a glowing review of our show at Paris Cat on 1 July 2015: “The ishs/Allen Project has the ability to bring new listeners into the world of jazz and unite them with veteran lovers.” Continue reading