Over more than 20 years the Alister Spence Trio have built a distinctive world of sound, establishing a strong national and international reputation: with performances including Tokyo International Jazz Festival, Montreal and Vancouver International Jazz festivals, and Vivid Festival Sydney (curated by Brian Eno, 2009).
They have been twice nominated for an ARIA Award (Best Jazz album 2004, 2007), and an APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award (Excellence in Jazz, 2018). Not Everything but Enough was voted by Music Magazine, Japan, in the top 10 jazz releases worldwide for 2017.
A new album, Asteroid Ekosystem — featuring Ed Kuepper (The Saints, The Laughing Clowns) on guitar was released in 2020.
‘In a good world we would have come under the magic spell, unfolded by
Alister Spence…, Toby Hall…, and Lloyd Swanton.’ Bad Alchemy, Germany
‘this trio has learnt to defy gravity…Mesmerising.’ Sydney Morning Herald
Alister Spence- piano, samples
Lloyd Swanton- double bass
Toby Hall- drums, glockenspiel