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 abstract sound to dense free jazz whilst retaining a strong sense of structure and/or melody.

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. 2016 gigging highlights have included Manchester Jazz Festival, Derby's Out Front! festival and Newcastle's On The Outside series; the trio have also recorded sessions at Manchester's Islington Mill and at Hallam Mill in Stockport, which you can hear on their self-titled, self-released debut CD here: https://htrio.bandcamp.com/releases

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 abstract sound to dense free jazz whilst retaining a strong sense of structure and/or melody.

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Past Gigs HTrio

  • 03 | 2017 Leeds Sproggit's @ Wharf Chambers
  • 02 | 2017 Manchester M3 5HW Islington Mill
  • 12 | 2016 Newcastle On The Outside @ The Bridge Hotel
  • 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 Birmingham Fizzle
  • 07 | 2015 Manchester Freedom Principle

Discography HTrio

  • 2016 TBC Album | TBC

Media

  • Sound HTrio(StockportT3)
  • Sound HTrio (Hanslip/Willberg/Che...
  • Sound HTrio (Mark Hanslip, Otto W...

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Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

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