Nat Bartsch Trio - Springs, for all the Winters
Nat Bartsch Trio performs lush, beautiful music with clarity, honesty and soulfulness. A young contemporary jazz piano trio based in Melbourne, Australia, the group showcases the compositions of young pianist Nat Bartsch. Joined by Josh Holt on double bass and Leigh Fisher on drums, they are particularly influenced by the improvised music of Scandinavia, the compositions of Debussy and indie bands such as Elbow, Radiohead and Sigur Ros.
The trio met during their studies in music improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts, where Nat received tuition from Paul Grabowsky, Andrea Keller and Tony Gould. In 2008 Nat travelled to Europe to undertake study with ECM artists Tord Gustavsen (Norway) and Nik Bärtsch (Switzerland) for two months. This has had a remarkable influence on her trio’s sound and direction.
The trio perform regularly in Melbourne’s vibrant jazz scene. They have since progressed to national and international touring. In 2009 Nat Bartsch Trio performed sell-out concerts in Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan, collaborating with bassist Seigo Matsunaga. The trio has performed at the inaugural Walsh Bay Jazz Festival in Sydney, the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival and will perform at this year’s Brisbane Jazz Festival.
In November the trio are looking forward to the most exciting concert of their career, supporting internationally acclaimed jazz veteran Abdullah Ibrahim and his septet, Ekaya, at the Jazz-Transfer Festival in Germany.
"Her approach unites lyrical beauty with unsentimental abstraction in a fascinating way." Tord Gustavsen
01. I Have...
03. Song for Mum
04. The Sire of Sorrow
05. You Put the Spring in Spring
06. Warm, Slowly
07. My Very Own Elephant Song