HTrio

Live Act Improvisation free jazz
HTrio - Improvisation free jazz Live Act in Manchester

HTrio Short Info

HTrio was formed in Manchester in Autumn of 2014 as a natural evolution from saxophonist Hanslip and drummer Cheetham's regular duo sessions at Sunshine Studios in the city's Northern Quarter.

Comprising three improvisers with contrasting backgrounds in jazz (Hanslip), contemporary classical music (Willberg) and rock (Cheetham), HTrio breathes new life into the classic tenor sax/bass/drums format, with a strong, unified group sound formed through many hours of jamming. Together they create long-form improvised pieces that range from the dreamlike (breathy multi phonics, bowed tones and singing bowls) to the direct (fast and dense free jazz) whilst retaining a strong sense of melody and structure.

In July 2015 the trio played a successful mini-tour of Manchester (Freedom Principle), Birmingham (Fizzle) and Liverpool (Blank Canvas) to full audiences and highly positive reactions, and have recorded a first album session at Manchester's Islington Mill.

HTrio have been selected to be a part of round 4 of Jazz North's 'Northern Line' scheme - between September 2016 and December 2017 a subsidy will be available for gigs in the north of England. More information here: http://www.jazznorth.org/ambassador-artists-2016/?band_id=67&band_name=HTrio

- See more at: http://markhanslip.blogspot.co.uk/p/htrio.html

HTrio was formed in Manchester in Autumn of 2014 as a natural evolution from saxophonist Hanslip and drummer Cheetham's regular duo sessions at Sunshine Studios in the city's Northern Quarter.

Comprising three improvisers with contrasting backgrounds in jazz (Hanslip), contemporary classical music (Willberg) and rock (Cheetham), HTrio breathes new life into the classic tenor sax/bass/drums format, with a strong, unified group sound formed through many hours of jamming. Together they create long-form improvised pieces that range from the dreamlike (breathy multi phonics, bowed tones and singing bowls) to the direct (fast and dense free ...

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HTrio on Tour

  • 04 | 12 | 2016 Newcastle On The Outside @ The Bridge Hotel

Past Gigs HTrio

  • 10 | 2016 Birmingham Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern
  • 10 | 2016 Derby Out Front!
  • 10 | 2016 Manchester The Wonder Inn
  • 07 | 2016 Manchester Northern Line showcase @ Manchester Jazz Festival, 1pm
  • 07 | 2015 Liverpool Blank Canvas
  • 07 | 2015 Manchester Freedom Principle
  • 07 | 2015 Birmingham Fizzle

Discography HTrio

  • 2016 TBC Album | TBC

Media

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Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Mark Hanslip tenor saxophone
  • Otto Willberg double bass
  • Andrew Cheetham drums