The ishs/Allen Project will be recording an awesome album soon, and you can take part in the making!
What benefit is there for you for doing that? You will be rewarded with exclusive perks! What you get depends on your support level. It can be a signed CD delivered to you before the release time. Or a liner note credit. Or how about having a BBQ with us? Want a concert in your home instead?
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Come to these special trio gigs at the hills area in Melbourne south-east! We will be playing a mixture of my originals from my discography as well as previously unreleased materials with a few jazz standards thrown into the mix.
16 September 2016, 8pm–10pm: ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Geoff Kluke. The Skylark Room, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Vic, AU. Ticket: $10.
21 October 2016, 9:30pm–11:30pm: ade ishs Trio w/Chelsea Allen & Frank Di Sario. Oscar’s Alehouse, 7 Bayview Rd, Belgrave, Vic, AU. Free entry.
The ishs/Allen Project will be back at Paris Cat. This time, we will be playing in the quartet format with the debut album line up — myself and Chelsea Allen will share the stage with Paul Bonnington on bass and Ee Shan Pang on trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals. We will play music from the album as well as our early tunes and also new music!
The show will take place on 8 September 2016, 8:30pm–10:30pm at the upper level (Parisian Loft), 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne CBD, AU. Ticket is $20.
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.
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.”