The Dominic Alldis Trio features pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, bassist Andrew Cleyndert and drummer Martin France. They explore the meeting point between two worlds: classical music and jazz.
Taking inspiration from the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Bill Evans Trio, the trio brings a fresh and contemporary approach to famous themes from classical music and opera. Their concerts also celebrate the legendary French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier. Dominic Alldis Trio concerts appeal to both classical and jazz audiences who are familiar with famous themes by Bach, Handel, Fauré, Satie, Bizet, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Chopin, and appreciate the timeless art of improvisation.
The trio’s first album, Songs We Heard - jazz improvisations on well-known childhood themes - was released in 2009. Their next album, A Childhood Suite, featured new arrangements of childhood songs 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 second album, Praeludium featured jazz improvisations on classical themes. It is on Spotify and available to buy on Amazon.
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