Sunday 2nd June 2019
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The HJT is excited to be playing as part of this years 2019 Sydney Con International Jazz Festival.
The Sydney Con International Jazz Festival is a one day boutique festival held in the beautiful Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Featuring an incredible line of national and international artists all under the one roof. Guaranteed to be a sublime day of music.
For a full list of artists and bands head to the festival website: https://sydneyconjazzfest.com
Always a favourite place to play! Would be lovely if you could join us and support this long running Canberra Venue!
We will be celebrating the recent release of their new album Triliphony and presenting a collection of originals and covers old and new!
“This trio can strike hard, but these surges are both passionate and coldly bracing, like an intricate tumble of ice crystals” — John Clare. The trio comprises Hannah James (double bass), Ed Rodrigues (drums) and Casey Golden (piano).
Thanks to Jazzwise, the UK’s no.1 Print and Online Jazz Magazine, for the lovely review of both the #HJT’s latest album ‘Triliphony’ as well as our pianist Cases’ latest release ‘Outliers’. Check it out by following the link here or have a read below!
Hannah James Trio
Self Release ★★★★
Hannah James (b), Casey Golden (p), Ed Rodrigues (d). Rec. 24 May 2014
A year ago, on this site, I reviewed with much enthusiasm, James first release, “Effigy” and predicted a bright future for this young bassist / composer. Now comes her second, which confirms the promise demonstrated so clearly 12 months ago. She has also taken the bold step of introducing her new compositions in a live setting, recorded at Sydney’s Sound Lounge. There is a sense of déjà vu with the album reviewed above, Casey Golden and Ed Rodrigues return to complete the trio. Despite this, it is James who is the clear leader here, penning 5 of the 6 tracks; the remaining track is Golden’s “Six”. As with her debut, she features a strong sense of melody and compositional skills, providing the perfect vehicle for Golden’s simply luscious piano. Rodrigues is again outstanding on percussion and I suspect it won’t be long before he achieves greater recognition for his different take on the role of the drummer. He is certainly one of the most innovative drummers around today. Golden further cements his reputation as a pianist of sheer class and brings life and passion to James’s compositions. This is a very worthy follow-up to her debut and confirms the promise so clearly evident on that album. – Michael Prescott