Loft Series 1: ZOOM focuses in on rhythm, perspective and richness. Jazz improvisations are the seed of John Musto’s trio that flips between vigorous bopping rhythms and urban evening blues. Chris Watson’s Schemata - subtitled Three views of an imaginary object, offers succinct and fleeting musings of perspective, followed by twelve equally taught and humorous Epigrams from the visionary Elliot Carter. Anton Zemlinsky’s Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 3 is awash with intense tonal contrast and romantic colour.
John Musto (USA): Piano Trio
Chris Watson (NZ): Schemata: Three views of an imaginary object
Elliott Carter (USA): Epigrams
Anton Zemlinksy (Austria): Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 3
"… NZTrio, surely this country's most indispensable chamber ensemble". - William Dart – NZ Herald, October 2015