Misinterprotato

Misinterprotato

BandJazz

Misinterprotato are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles. They expand on the classic piano/bass/drums trio by skillfully blending dense, exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics, conjuring up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, and avant garde rock.

Biography

Misinterprotato are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles.
So much more than a traditional jazz trio, this group expands the capacities of the classic piano/bass/drums combination with elements of the avant-garde and a fresh attitude they bring to their music.
Truly captivating for a variety of audiences, Misinterprotato skillfully blend dense, exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics, conjuring up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

Formed in 1999 while studying at the Queensland Conservatorium, the group’s sound is driven by pianist Sean Foran, teamed with John Parker’s expansive dynamic and timbral range on percussion and Patrick Marchisella’s visceral touch on the double bass.
Their debut album “now for the free” released in 2003 gathered them critical acclaim. The Sydney Morning Herald called them “full of brilliant promise” while The Age noted - “a polished debut...finesse not usually found on a first album”.

Their second release “In is In” released on the boutique label Jazzhead is an even stronger development for the group. The Australian called it “intelligent and moodily reflective….4 stars”, while “Rhythms” said, “Filled with emotion and space and rich in texture and interaction, ‘In is In’ marks and impressive growth in their maturity and assurance.”

The trio’s third full length album, "Variations" encapsulates the vision, virtuosity and passion to discover new ground which sets this group apart, and is their finest yet. Vastly dynamic the group expand on the trio lineup with guest artists on trumpet, strings, and electronics, giving an added dimension to the music. "Variations, quite simply, is dazzling, building on the band's interests in improvisation, the avant-rock of later Radiohead and the minimalism often associated with European jazz label ECM." - The Courier Mail

Misinterprotato have performed around Australia at the Wangaratta Jazz festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Melbourne International jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival, Valley Jazz Festival, and the Apollo Bay Festival, among others. Internationally the trio have also appeared at the Calgary International Jazz Festival Canada, clubs throughout the UK, the Kutchan Jazz Festival Japan, World Expo Japan, and toured Japan several times. Their strength is a remarkable abilility to appeal to jazz fans and the more non-jazz audiences, giving them the ability to fit an array of venues and festivals. They do this without compromising on style, and intensity in the music.

Inspiring improvisations, intuitive interaction, music does not often draw in its listeners so deeply. Misinterprotato are a trio at the forefront of creative music

“Australia’s most forward thinking jazz trio” – Timeoff Magazine

"intelligent and sometimes moodily reflective, but always in touch with their jazz origins. Foran's piano style is brimful of ideas applied equally well to ballads and up-tempo pieces" - 4* The Australian

"Variations, quite simply, is dazzling, building on the band's interests in improvisation, the avant-rock of later Radiohead and the minimalism often associated with European jazz label ECM." - The Courier Mail

"boldly walks the thin chalk-line between pulse-settling reflection and gloriously unhinged, hep-fuelled disorder". - Time Off

“Misinterprotato not only sound at home in their European-influenced modernism, they are genuinely creative and vital. Sean Foran's piano playing has a crystalline beauty, elegant and spacious, supported by a rhythm section that has a ton of verve and taste.” - Australian Financial Review

"part of the new wave of piano trios, citing influences such as EST, The Necks and Radiohead. Emphasizing an ensemble approach, they are more than comfortable cranking up the volume, generating mesmeric and fluid runs, working in tight with each other". - Live Review, Wangaratta Jazz Festival - The Age

"A fine example of contemporary music in various tempos, incorporating a range of moods and drawing extensively on diverse classical references fused with 21st century jazz ideas". - The Australian

"A breath of fresh air from Brisbane....”- Adrian Jackson - Rhythms

"...outstanding confidence and maturity. They are genuinely creative and vital" - Shane Nichols, Aust. Financial Review

"A polished debut......with a finesse not usually found on a first album" **** (4 Stars) - Leon Gettler, The Age

Discography

Now For the Free - debut album released 2003 through Newmarket Music
In Is In - 2nd full length album released July 2005 through Jazzhead/MGM
Variations - 3rd Full length Album released July 2007 through jazzhead/MGM

Set List

1 - 2 hours of contemporary jazz repertoire - all original material