The debut release from the Marc Hannaford trio, featuring Sam Pankhurst (bass) and James McLean (drums).
Born from research into composer Elliott Carter's rhythmic language, the compositions and improvisations contained on "Sarcophile" demonstrates the trio's dedication to improvised music that is unique in conception and realisation.
“Marc Hannaford is a complex Australian pianist that has taken full control of the music histories that interest him: from Messaien to Earl Hines.
When Marc fuses those histories with his own compositions, the results are a new sound that only come from within him, and thankfully they exist for us to hear. It's rewarding music that deserves all of the attention the music demands.” - Jason Moran (U.S.A. pianist)
released January 28, 2012
Recorded and mixed by James Savage. Mastered by Philip Rex.