Pianist and composer Casey Golden is a forward-thinking musician, active as both a bandleader and session musician in Australia and the UK.
Casey led a trio with bassist Bill Williams and drummer Ed Rodrigues between 2010-2016 and maintained a constant presence on the Australian music scene in those years. They released two studio recordings, 'Outliers' (2015) and 'Miniature' (2016), with both albums receiving high critical praise in Australia, the UK and the USA. The trio of Golden/Williams/Rodrigues continues today as the co-led Outliers Trio.
Casey currently leads a UK-based quartet, featured on his latest release 'Atlas' (2018). He also has a duo project with harp-guitarist Tony Barnard, featured on 'Inventions' (2017).
In Australia, he is a member/co-leader of Outliers Trio and future electronic project This Week in the Universe.
‘It is rare that a musical vision is so complete, and completely of its own world.’ Australianjazz.net
‘Golden further cements his reputation as a pianist of sheer class.’ Jazzwise (UK)
‘Golden's flowing lines unfold with a Bach-like logic.’ All about Jazz (US)
‘..you’re not apt to notice the complexity since the flow is so liquid’ Something
‘high skill levels backed up by expansive imaginations.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Here’s a band that plays music of utter seriousness and the achievement shows, proud but never conceited. This is art as it’s made in modern Australia: unpretentious but skilled, informed and deeply serious.’ Canberra Jazz Blog
‘..so damn absorbing.’ Bird is the Worm (US)
‘all tracks display a very intelligent approach to writing music, the art of knowing how not to overdo melodies or to clutter works of art.’ Jazzviews (UK)
'A trio that clearly don’t live in the past.' Marlbank (UK)
'Golden’s orchestrations wrest as much colour and variation out of the trio as
one could conceivably hope for within the context.' The Music Trust
‘The level of interaction and cohesion from this three-piece outshines many in
this field.’ UK Vibe
‘The compositions are effective and the group seems to be always developing their ideas, moving forward within the structures and giving a satisfying sense of progression and story telling.’ Jazz Australia
Willing to teach