Frank Harrison Trio
A jazz pianist with a difference: he only plays very few notes but with breathtaking concentration, timing and ingenuity. Some of his work sounds like the French composer, Erik Satie. He is backed by equally sensitive musicians Stephen Keogh playing percussion and Aidan O’Donnell on bass. His two recent albums are gaining critical acclaim.
Frank Harrison was born in Oxford in 1978 and took up the piano at 11. He began playing gigs when he was 15 and by 1994 had won the soloist’s award in the Daily Telegraph’s Young Jazz Competition. In 1996 he was runner up for the title of Young Jazz Musician Of The Year.
After taking up a scholarship at Berklee School Of Music, Boston, he returned to England and joined Gilad Atzmon’s band, the Orient House Ensemble, with whom he has recorded four albums on Enja Records including ‘Exile’, BBC Jazz Album Of The Year 2003. They regularly tour Europe, playing at major Jazz and World music festivals.
“Cranium shattering levels of intensity” (The Guardian)
“Lucid, intelligent, spacious, beautifully controlled” (Jazzwise)