Born: August 23, 1955
Alister is recognised as one of Australia's most distinctive and original pianist/composers. His wide-ranging talents have led him to perform with and compose for some of the world's most respected artists in the areas of contemporary music and improvisation - Satoko Fuji (Japan), Barre Phillips (US), Myra Melford (US) and Ed Kuepper and The Laughing Clowns.
In recent years, he has devoted his energy to writing and performing with his trio - The Alister Spence Trio - Lloyd Swanton (the Necks) on double bass and Toby Hall (Mike Nock Trio) drums and glockenspiel.
This celebrated group has recorded five CDs (Rufus Records) and has a growing international reputation....
AwardsFAR FLUNG (Alister Spence Trio/Records 2012): 4 Star review in Jazz Journal June 2013 UK and listed in The Wire 2013 Critics' Reflections Album of the year, UK. FIT (Alister Spence Trio/Rufus Records 2009): Voted in 2009 top 15 jazz/improv releases worldwide. The Wire magazine,UK MERCURY (Alister Spence Trio/Rufus Records 2006): Nominated for ARIA 2007 Best Australian Jazz Album. 4 star review in Jazzwise Magazine, UK. FLUX (ALister Spence Trio/Rufus Records2003): Nominated for ARIA 2004 - Flux - Alister Spence Trio (Rufus Records). 2002 Best Score - The Film Critics Awards + Australian Film Industry Awards for BENEATH CLOUDS. LESS STABLE ELEMENTS (Clarion Fracture Zone/Rufus Records): Nominated for ARIA 1997, Best Australian Jazz Album. WANDERLUST (Wanderlust/Rufus Records): 1993 ARIA Award for Best Australian Jazz Album. ZONES ON PARADE (Clarion Fracture Zone/Rufus Records): 5 Stars Downbeat Magazine, USA. BLUE SHIFT (Clarion Fracture Zone/Rufus Records): 1990 ARIA Award for Best Australian Jazz Album.
Stepping Between The ShadowsRufus Records
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