Michael Story is a professional acoustic and electric bassist, band leader and composer from Melbourne. He leads his Melbourne based piano trio; featuring pianist Luke Howard and drummer Daniel Farrugia, which plays a blend of modern jazz and contemporary groove music, inspired by Bobo Stensen’s trio, Medeski Martin and Wood, The Bad Plus and Brad Mehldau.
The trio has released a new recording ‘So you want more’ on Fern Frond Records, featuring many of the tunes written in 2009. The the trio has performed in Melbourne and toured twice to New Zealand to perform at major cities and the Queenstown International Jazz Festival.
...the shared quality is lyricism and deeply satisfying melodic flow. Here surely is an object lesson in how intensity can be focused in inward-looking music of enduring beauty. - Steve Robertson PBSfm 30/03/09
“Often Howard's languid, lilting notes hang in space over energetic, full-bodied rhythms built by Story and Farrugia, only to be awakened briefly. **** Roger Mitchell, Sunday Herald Sun 12/04/09