Hampstead Jazz Club Presents

The David Gordon Trio - In C

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress Live in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club, embark on a musical journey with the David Gordon Trio as they delve into the heart of their classic tunes such as "Mister Sam," "Greenland," and "September Moon," along with some of their freshest repertoire – all uniquely tuned to the captivating key of C. Fearless in the face of challenges, the trio seizes this golden opportunity to weave an entire performance within this singular key, promising an audacious and unforgettable experience. Brace yourself for the premiere of their original composition, drawing inspiration from the minimalist brilliance of Terry Riley's timeless classic. It's a concert where innovation meets tradition, and every note resonates with the power of musical mastery.

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"David Gordon has the wonderful ability to make piano notes glisten like precious drops of water”

John Etheridge, Musician

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An assured and versatile pianist, David Gordon is one of the few professional jazz musicians who is also a well-established classical artist. An accomplished harpsichordist as well as pianist, David includes work as soloist/director with the likes of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic and as an award-winning composer he has works regularly commissioned by festivals, orchestras and fellow musicians alike. As a jazz pianist he has a repertoire that focuses on original compositions by the band, but also includes material as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, tango from Finland and Celtic-tinged melodies.

The trio, featuring the outstanding Oli Hayhurst on bass and fearsome Tom Hooper on drums, have a deep understanding and a unity of purpose. David is a world-class talent with a playful sense of humour, which makes all his shows both musically innovative and a lot of fun.

Following the widespread acclaim received for the trio's captivating project, "Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band," hailed as "one of the finest trio records I have heard in a very long time" by Stereopluss in Norway, and recognized as Mojo's Jazz CD of the Year, their newest endeavour, 'Pachyderm,' signals a return to the group's roots with original compositions. This latest work is characterized by subtle nods to Bach and the baroque era.

 “Gordon...a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination” Independent on Sunday.

"He doesn’t play many notes, but the notes that he does play are almost the selection of a genius" David Freeman, Jazz FM.

"one of our most brilliant pianists … festival organisers both classical and jazz should be grabbing these guys with both hands" London Jazz News.

Band Line Up

David Gordon (piano)

Tom Hooper (drums)

Oli Hayhurst (bass)