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Alister Spence

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.

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”Spence isn't capable of writing an uninteresting composition...' International Piano

“Like the greatest jazz pianish-composers such as Monk and Ellington, Spence's improvising shows a coherence and imagination that matches his compositional mastery.' Andy Hamilton, International Piano

'Spence has that priceless gift of always leaving you wanting more...He is never less than absorbing.' Jazzwise Magazine UK,

‘Ingenious themes prove fertile sources of improvisation. Spence is definitely a talent deserving wider recognition’ The Wire, UK

‘Utterly compelling’ Jazz Journal UK

'Art that allows us to be other than who we are, even for a moment, is invaluable...' Sydney Morning Herald

’The cutting edge of modern Australia defined’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘It would be no exaggeration to say that Spence’s intellectual taste, and the fact that he doesn’t get caught up in ritual or tradition, highlights an outstanding personality, and that indeed he is fully rivaling the pianists who have brought about the present boom in piano trio music’

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