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Nick Haywood Trio

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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General Admission -NH011221
$ 25.00
Concession -NH011221
$ 20.00
Album (CD) -NH011221
A copy of the new album Back to the Garden as a pre-purchase with your ticket. Albums will be $20 on the night and are normally $25 retail.
$ 15.00
$15.00 – $25.00
This performance is a celebration of the critically acclaimed album “Back to the Garden” by Nick Haywood Trio with Petra Haden. The album was launched in September but lockdown prevented an album launch. Tonight the trio is excited to perform tunes from the album alongside some new material, all played in the spirit of the album with collaboration, deep listening and risk taking in the foreground.
The title of this new recording from the Nick Haywood Trio is taken from the lyrics of a Joni Mitchell tune Woodstock which is interpreted on this recording minus the lyrics. Other deftly chosen tunes are those that the trio and the vocalist Petra Haden have all played or sung in different contexts as an ensemble and individually many times before. Haden’s voice has an extraordinary range. Her Jazz credentials are indeed solid as the daughter of the legendary bass player. She has worked with such diverse artists as Sean Lennon, Victoria Williams, and the guitarist Bill Frisell who contributes one of his compositions, Throughout, to this date which there were no set arrangements for. The result allows the tunes to flow and unfold in real-time with the lush layers of Haden’s vocal harmonies. The choice of material is also a stand out featuring gorgeous vocal renditions of the familiar tunes Windmills of Your Mind, Shannandoah, and When You Wish Upon A Star, plus a sublime interpretation of Whiter Shade of Pale displaying the deft, creative pianism and expansive musical outreach of Colin Hopkins. But there is no finer player than Haywood himself, who is much about space, technique, and texture. He has a distinct tone, combining warmth, melody, and rhythm. As a bandleader, he encourages his fellow musicians to create a balanced approach and a sense of adventure. A beautiful cohesion is achieved, and as the album came to closing on the Jimmy Webb song The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, enveloping me within its enchanting sound-cloud, I found myself transfigured and yearning for more.”  Barry O’Sullivan, Jazz and Beyond.


27 Leslie St
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia