'I haven't enjoyed anything so much for ages', - David Owen Norris, BBC Radio 3 broadcaster.
The David Gordon Trio presents 'Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band'
1915: the world in turmoil. People everywhere have gone dancing mad. The transatlantic trade in musical styles continues unabated.
In this brand-new project the David Gordon Trio brings these musical strands together to create an amazing tapestry of music from this time: boogie-woogie, tango and choro rub shoulders with the eponymous rag, which gets the makeover to end all makeovers, and with interpretations of Scriabin's miniatures - his billets-doux to eternity - seen through the prism of popular music of the time.
The David Gordon Trio is made up of the 'extravagantly resourceful' pianist David Gordon (said Mojo magazine) , 'Mr Latin' himself Paul Cavaciuti, and the finest jazz double bass player to come out of Ghana, Jonty Fisher.
The trio has made several tours of the UK and Denmark, which have included concerts at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Dean Street, Copenhagen Jazzhouse and the Aarhus Jazz Festival. The trio's five CDs have met with critical acclaim, especially in Japan, where they have sold more than 6000 copies. A prize-winning composer, David's tune Angel Feet ('Great track' Steve Rubie, 606 Club) appears in Sher Music's publication The European Real Book, while back in the UK, tracks from the trio's two latest CDs have been featured on thejazz.com and on jazzfm. Recent performances include a live session on BBC Radio 3, a sold-out concert at Hall Two in King's Place, as well as a collaboration on a newly-commissioned work by David, Inspired by Bach, with the London Chamber at Cadogan Hall in London in 2013.