The Dominic Alldis Trio features pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, former Ronnie Scott’s bassist Andrew Cleyndert and former Loose Tubes drummer Martin France.
The trio brings a lyrical jazz approach to an eclectic repertoire, including themes from classical music and opera, folk songs and nursery rhymes, as well as original compositions. Key influences include Bill Evans, Jacques Loussier, Jan Johansson, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
The trio’s first album, Songs We Heard - jazz improvisations on nursery rhymes - was released in 2009. Their next album, A Childhood Suite, featured new arrangements of nursery rhymes for piano trio and string orchestra. The former editor of JazzWise, Stephen Graham, said of A Childhood Suite “it has a simplicity and sincerity rare these days in the hustle and bustle of the record industry demanding a certain crash, bang, wallop approach”. Legendary jazz critic Jack Massarik in the Evening Standard described the album as “a charming and finely crafted jazz suite” and gave it 4 stars in his regular column.
The trio's latest album, Praeludium - jazz improvisations on classical themes - is due for release on 4th December 2015.
These three remarkable musicians are fluent in the language of both classical music and jazz. Their collective sound is lyrical and sensitive, spontaneous and rhythmic. Their concerts are a celebration of melody and the art of improvisation.
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