David Gordon Trio
Tuesday 12th December 2023 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £15.00
“a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination”
Independent on Sunday
An assured and versatile pianist, David Gordon is one of the few professional jazz musicians who is also a well-established classical artist. An accomplished harpsichordist as well as pianist, David includes work as soloist/director with the likes of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and Concerto Köln and as an award-winning composer he has had works commissioned by festivals, orchestras and fellow musicians alike. As a jazz pianist he has a repertoire that focuses on original compositions by the band, but also includes material as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, East European dance tunes and Celtic-tinged melodies.
After the critical acclaim given to the trio’s recent fascinating project “Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band” - ‘one of the finest trio records I have heard in a very long time’ (Stereopluss, Norway) and Mojo’s Jazz CD of the Year - their latest project ‘Pachyderm’ which they are showcasing tonight marks a return to the group’s original compositions, flecked with occasional unfusty references to Bach and the baroque. The trio, also featuring Oli Hayhurst-bass and Tom Hooper-drums, will feature a selection from the new record together with some brand-new original compositions, choros from Brazil and one or two golden oldies. David is a world class talent with a playful sense of humour, which makes all his shows both musically innovative and a lot of fun!
“Gordon...a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination!” Independent on Sunday; "He doesn’t play many notes, but the notes that he does play are almost the selection of a genius" Jazz FM; "one of our most brilliant pianists … festival organisers both classical and jazz should be grabbing these guys with both hands" London Jazz News; "David Gordon has the wonderful ability to make piano notes glisten like precious drops of water” John Etheridge, Musician