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September 2013 >
Some excellent reviews of the new David Gordon Trio album - Speaks Latin - coming in. Brilliant ones from people who have bought the CD (and they're the ones that count most after all!)....
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Customer review (English)
I'm not normally a jazz lover but this is a cracking album that really gets you going. Massively enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone! 15/06/2013
Customer review (American)
"WOW! I just wanted to say that the new album is f**king killer!!! Man - you guys are monsters! Really liking the balance of lyrical stuff and groovy butt-kicking stuff. Anyway, I'm packing this sucker in my bag for heavy rotation on holiday. Congratulations! Well done!!!" 14/06/2013
Amazon - 5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exceptional music by an exceptional trio!! This is one of the greatest albums you'll EVER hear!!!
David Gordon is a creative genius, and the sheer fun that they have whenever they make music, is so uplifting! These guys create is some of the most moving and exciting stuff I've ever heard and having been to a couple of their gigs, it's never the same! They balance frenzied energy and perfect climaxes with breadth, poise and tranquility. Most importantly of all, their virtuosity and daring never get in the way of the essence of the music, which they capture and hold onto from the very first breath until long after they playing stops, and the listener is left with a head full of wonder and a heart full of love.
11 Sep 2013 By Tinkler - Published on Amazon.com
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Trio Ever
The first time I heard Dave Gordon's Trio they were playing some of the cuts on his ' Speaks Latin' cd.... during a radio interview. I was driving home from work in Belfast and called him to see if the music I heard was available but that was a few years ago and he said they were planning on doing the CD soon.... FINALLY it is here. It was well worth the wait! This album is moving, peppy, fun, mellow, a real "get me through the day; traffic jam; over a bad relationship" kinda album! So glad it is finally here. Now that I no longer live in the UK my chances are less that I will see the Trio in person.... who knows maybe they will come to Tampa one day. If they do, I'm so there !!!!
16 Aug 2013 By Alice Yvonne Fisher - Published on Amazon.com
January 2013 >
It's been a busy couple of months for my trio and there's no let-up in sight with my Artsreach tour starting at the end of February and workshops with the London Chamber Orchestra in the lead up to our Cadogan Hall concert.
There are concerts with Kate Dimbleby, a short run of 'After All' with Broadway star Anita Gillette at St James Theatre and David Gordon trio has been awarded a Jazz Services touring grant for the summer too so keep an eye on the gigs page.
October 2012 >
Lots of dates with my trio coming in the run up to Christmas (see the "gigs" page for details).
DGTrio gigs in the offing too AND...diaries out...just confirmed:
April 18th 2013...the David Gordon Trio is playing with the London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.
July 2012 >
Another appearance on Alistair McGowan's ITV1 show "You Cannot Be Serious!", the Deal Arts Festival and a JazzFM concert with the wonderful Gabrielle Ducomble
May 2012 >
A very nice start to this month; David Gordon trio (fresh from the recording the fifth album) at the 606 then a duo concert with David at Warwick University playing (and singing) a mix of material.
Our version of Ronald Littlefield's "Castles In The Air"....
There are also gigs with Claire Harper, Eileen Hunter and some nice trios with Mark Ridout (guitar) and Dave Lewes (sax)....see the 'gigs' page.
There's also a TV appearance on Alistair McGowan's show "You Cannot Be Serious!" on ITV1 next month.
April 2012 >
Just finished recording the new DGTrio album; we have 5 CDs worth of material that we somehow have to cut down to 1...lot's of listening to be done before it finally goes to the press
A couple if nice concerts for the diary this month; a guest spot at Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff's duo album launch on the 15th and a concert at the Ritz with Eileen Hunter and Steve Brookstein on the 26th.
January 2012 >
Happy New Year!
A busy start to the year with loads of pick-up gigs around town and some nice club gigs with Eileen Hunter and Gabrielle Ducomble.
There's a foyer gig in Kingston with Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff at the beginning of the month and the David Gordon Trio hits Brighton Jazz Club at the end.
December 2011 >
The David Gordon Trio is going from strength to strength - 2nd December a 25 minute, peak-time feature on BBC Radio 3 (In Tune) - 3rd December sold out concert at Kings Place
You can "listen again" to the broadcast on our facebook page...click "like" to hear more music, get regular concert updates, see photos, films, etc...
November 2011 >
I'm in the studio with various projects this month and it's good month for the David Gordon Trio; we've workshops and concerts from Warwick to Pinner as we gear up for recording the fourth album.
other gig highlights include Kate Dimbleby in concert at the beautiful Levens Hall in Cumbria and Eileen Hunter at the 606 Club in Chelsea.
My Trio at the Winter Garden theatre in Eastbourne, Evesham theatre with Steve Brookstein and Eileen Hunter, Claire Harper concert in Norwich and, the cherry on the cake, a Deva tour!
The record company is recording and filming a couple of the concerts so there'll be some Deva youtube shenanigans coming up shortly...watch this space
September 2011 >
This month brings the Kings Place festival (on the 10th September).
I'm there with two of my projects: A duo with pianist Nicholas Durcan playing the sublime music of the late, great Ron Littlefield and my trio with Naadia Sheriff and Chris Allard playing(/singing) standards, original compositions and a couple of early Nat Cole arrangements. It will be a great gig and it's FREE!...hope to see you there.
And, if you happen to be around Saffron Walden at the end of the month, the trio are playing a charity concert at the lovely Holy Trinity Church in Littlebury.
One of the July highlights has got to be the irrepressible Bushey Band with special guests galore including the wonderful Tina May (I'll be singing a couple of duets with her!!) add strings and things and you have all the ingredients of a fantastic evening. There are also a couple of free foyer gigs; the Royal Opera House and the Barbican. See the gigs page for all the details.
June is an exciting month for the David Gordon trio "Speaks Latin!" project with a special collaboration with Cambridge based group Zero Gravity at Fitzwilliam College towards the end of the month (see the gigs page for details).
Nice bit of feedback from our Kent gig too: "We were very privileged to have such a wonderful Trio performing for us...your enthusiasm was infectious...everyone enjoyed the evening; some said they went home feeling that they were saying goodbye to friends and many said they hoped that they would have the opportunity to hear you again..."
May 2011 >
Pages from the Kings Place festival magazine highlighting two concerts there in September...
...my trio with Naadia Sheriff and Chris Allard and a unique duo concert with pianist Nicholas Durcan playing the music of British composer and pianist Ronald Littlefield
Some footage from my trio gig last October, with Naadia Sheriff and Chris Allard, has been uploaded onto the youtube channel 'JontyFisherMusic' (click) leave comments and rate the songs
There are some gig dates coming up which will be posted here on the gigs page but in the meantime...to whet the appetite....I really like the way my tune Larmes Chaudes turned out (check out Naadia's beautiful playing on the intro)
Tour with the David Gordon trio, playing music from the "Speaks Latin!" project. The Swanage Jazz Festival promoter emailed to say: "universally agreed, one of the best gigs we’ve heard...."
We're in the studio soon so keep an eye out for the new album; it promises to be a real good'un!
Here's a little taster...
November 2010 >
A composition of mine (Griffin And Sabine) from my 'Trio' (click) CD is being used on the Channel 4 program 'The Secret Millionaire'.
My drummer-less trio in concert, with Naadia Sheriff (piano) and Chris Allard (guitar), was recorded and filmed on the 28th. It was a great evening; Naadia and Chris both outdoing their usual brilliance with particularly nice versions of 'Larme Chaude' and 'It's All Over My Friend'.
Keep an eye out for new clips on this site and at some point in the not too distant future a vocal album of my songs
September 2010 >
David Gordon Trio > Award winning compositions played with unparalleled brilliance by the piano maestro and featuring drum virtuoso Paul Cavaciuti -
look out for "David Gordon Trio Speaks Latin" concerts...each one promises to be a musical gem!
July 2010 >
Deva > on tour from 26th July to 2nd August.
Featuring Ayub Ogada (click), who composed and played the soundtrack to the film 'A Constant Gardener, Deva's new album 'Breathe' is to be released at the beginning of 2011 on Peter Gabriel's Real World label and includes my composition 'Kumasi'.
May 2010 >
Eileen Hunter > Superb singer, pianist and flautist Eileen, has just signed to JazzFM's record label "Clifford St. Records". Her debut album (I Miss The Sky) features "It's All Over My Friend" click here for more info
Claire Harper Quartet > With concerts throughout the new year and an album of Cole Porter's music in the pipeline.