The Alister Spence Trio comprises Alister Spence (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Toby Hall (drums, glockenspiel). The trio released their first album Three is a Circle in 2000 and received ARIA nominations for subsequent albums Flux (2003) and Mercury (2007). fit is the band’s fourth album.
Brian Ormsby was one of the lucky extempore subscribers who won a double pass to hear The Australian Art Orchestra’s Crossing Roper Bar. Here’s what he had to say…
“…I had some reservations as to whether the project of interspersing jazz with traditional Australian music and dance would work. However any such doubts were very quickly dispelled…”
“…a beautifully written and presented snapshot of the contemporary jazz scene in Australia.”