Alister Spence Trio
Jazz from Newtown Australia
This trio was formed in Sydney eight years ago and has steadily become a dynamic and wonderfully original unit. Their highly acclaimed debut CD Three is a Circle was released in Australia in 2000 on Records/ Universal Music.
With their second CD Flux (Nov 2003 Rufus/ Universal) the band takes a big jump ahead, prompting reviews such as ‘Sydney-based pianist Alister Spence plays like a dream’ (Shane Nichols Financial Review) and ‘Beautiful’ (John Clare Sydney Morning Herald).
The three members of this band have a long history of playing together, being well known for their collaboration in the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Awards) award-winning band Clarion Fracture Zone (also winner of Five Stars in Downbeat magazine USA for their 1993 release Zones on Parade).
They are recognised individually as leading performers and composers in contemporary original jazz music in Australia, enthralling audiences both here and around the world.
As a trio this band is noted for its engaging, strong compositions and for the synergy, interplay and energy that they have together.
They have recently returned from their first national tour in August/September 2002, that has further enhanced their reputation as one of the best contemporary jazz groups in the country. In February 2003 Three is a Circle was released on the Earth Spirit label in Japan