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review from Rhythms - March 2004 by Adrian Jackson.
MISINTERPROTATO, "Now for the free. Here's a breath of fresh air from Brisbane. Misinterprotato is a young, comprising of Sean Foran on acoustic or electric piano, James O'Brien on bass and John Parker on drums, percussion and vibraphone. The media release for the CD suggested some elements in common with the Necks. Along with similar instrumentation, there are several tracks here where Misinterprotato displays a similar patience in the way they allow to unfold and take shape at its own pace. The Necks may well be an influence, but I doubt that anyone will mistake one band for the other. The best example of what I mean is "Waiting" : at one stage, Foran sprinkles just a few notes over the repeating bass line, then works over a handful of notes in the upper register, much as Chris Abrahams might. But then from there, the music accelerates into a latin groove, the pianist's lines becoming increasingly busy and excited; it's not how the Necks would resolve things at all. The disc includes eight tracks, all around the four to six minute mark. Some of the themes or melodies are more interesting than others, but the important thing is that the trio usually manages to inject some kind of surprising or interesting twist into the way the music develops. Certain European piano trios, like those led by Esbjorn Svensson or Tord Gustavsen, are probably equally useful reference points for their music. Electric piano is used sparingly, making its use on "Duckdive" a welcome change of texture. (There is a video track showing the band on stage; unfortunately my computer couldn?t open it.) On the whole, it's a convincing debut, and we can look forward to hearing a whole lot more from Misinterprotato" .
review from The Age, Melbourne,February 2004 by Leon Gettler :
"This is a polished debut from a trio just out of the Con in Queensland, with its mix of space and minimalism, modernistic, icy atmospherics and the unexpected. There is a high-tensile fragile beauty in Sean Foran's attacks on the piano and keyboards and a power form the rhythm section in James O'Brien (bass) and John Parker (drums and percussion). Right from the first track "Motion" they build an addictive tension and the listener is left wondering what is going to happen next with the band working off ostinatos, vamps and grooves that develop slowly like time-lapse photography. For example, listen to the groove, repeating like a heartbeat on "Domino vs the powerful owl" that leads straight into the open melodic space on the next track, its Wayne Shorterish lines defined note by unsettling notes. In the end their power lies in their poise, in spontaneity crafted in the moment with a finesse not usually found on a first album. **** (four stars)"
46 mins CD audio plus one video track
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Gnip Gnop :
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Domino vs The Powerful Owl :
Not Knowing What To Do Next :
(plus live video track that plays on home computers)
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Sean Foran, Misinterpretato, jazz, piano, trio, keyboards, Australian, debut CD, John Parker, James O'Brien, improvisation, minimalist style, World Expo 2005, Japan