lost in the stars | allan browne trio
Released June 2013 on Jazzhead
The Allan Browne Trio with Marc Hannaford and Sam Pankhurst present Lost In The Stars, an album inspired by American Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and riveting German composer Karl Stockhausen affiliated here by their Zodiac Suites.
Constructing each composition with the composer in mind there is a Williams and a Stockhausen version for each. Surprisingly they are not opposed. An exciting album concept in itself, and as each track unfolds Lost In The Stars becomes even more absorbing.
‘i hear mary lou in hannaford and it’s all in al. all. what joy this is; the stars and their tendencies. the timings and frequencies. the idiosyncrasies. the starriest nights, and heightiest heights. bless ’em all.’ Miriam Zolin (extempore)
Lost In The Stars is a listening experience worth having. Out now.
More about the Allan Browne Trio
The Trio formed in 2007 as a collective between three energetic, multi-award winning Australian musicians in Allan Browne / Sam Anning / Marc. Hannaford.
Their debut release, “Homage” was named “Best Jazz Release” of the year both in the Herald Sun and Rhythms Magazine, capping it off with The Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2010. The Trio’s second project, “Shreveport Stomp” was shortlisted for an ARIA and The Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
The group revels in paying respect to, extending, and occasionally destroying the history of the jazz piano trio, playing music from a wide range of sources… J.S. Bach, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Brian Wilson. Various jazz ‘standards’ and original pieces are visited by the Trio on a regular basis, with an emphasis on spontaneity and deep group interplay.
The group’s repertoire has diversified further and often can be heard collectively improvising with Eugene Ball, Scott Tinkler, Paul Wiliiamson and Bernie McGann.