jazz and improvised music

Winter Jazz: Alister Spence Trio
With Special Support by Crossover
DATE Saturday 5 August 2017
TIME 8pm-10pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $30/$25/$15
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
“Art that allows us to be other than we are, even for a moment, is invaluable…this trio has learnt to defy gravity…Mesmerising.”  - Sydney Morning Herald

The long-awaited new album from the Alister Spence Trio is here! This is a double album and picks up where Alister Spence Trio: Live left off, capturing the trio in stunning form. One of the most distinctive and spellbinding units in Australian contemporary music, the Alister Spence Trio has gained worldwide recognition for their ingenious compositions and magnetic live interplay. Together they create luminous soundscapes that are dark, lyrical, textured and endlessly surprising.

Formed in Sydney more than twenty years ago this trio brings together three of the most innovative and experienced musicians in Australia. Their collective biographies and discographies are extensive, and individually include performances and recordings with diverse luminaries such as Dewey Redman, Brian Eno, Archie Roach, Jim O’Rourke, Paul Capsis and the Laughing Clowns. This is the trio’s seventh release. Alister Spence Trio: Live was nominated for the 2016 Australian Jazz Bell Awards for Best Small Jazz Group and an Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz 2016.

ALISTER SPENCE piano, samples LLOYD SWANTON double bass TOBY HALL drums, glockenspiel


Crossover is Bonnie Stewart’s latest project. Her ethereal voice and percussive textures sail through her evolving compositions, flowing together with the lush and playful tones of Luke Sweeting and distinctive experimental sounds of Paul Cutlan. Crossover forges an amalgam of improvisation, haunting melodies, and polyphonic soundscapes.

BONNIE STEWART drums, voice PAUL CUTLAN bass clarinet, saxophones LUKE SWEETING piano, toys