Lost In The Stars (Allan Browne Trio) 

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The Allan Browne Trio with Marc. Hannford and Sam Pankhurst present Lost In The Stars, an album inspired by American Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and riveting German composer Karl Stockhausen affiliated here by their Zodiac Suites.

Constructing each composition with the composer in mind there is a Williams and a Stockhausen version for each. Surprisingly they are not opposed. An exciting album concept in itself, and as each track unfolds Lost In The Stars becomes even more absorbing.

“i hear mary lou in hannaford and it's all in al. all. what joy this is; the stars and their tendencies. the timings and frequencies. the idiosyncrasies. the starriest nights, and heightiest heights. bless 'em all.” Miriam Zolin (extempore) 

Lost In The Stars is a listening experience worth having. Out now.


Listen to Track 1 here...


More about the Allan Browne Trio

The Trio formed in 2007 as a collective between three energetic, multi-award winning Australian musicians in Allan Browne / Sam Anning / Marc. Hannaford.

Their debut release, “Homage” was named “Best Jazz Release” of the year both in the Herald Sun and Rhythms Magazine, capping it off with The Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2010. The Trio’s second project, “Shreveport Stomp” was shortlisted for an ARIA and The Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Revelling in paying respect to, extending, and occasionally destroying the history of the jazz piano trio, the group play music from a wide range of sources… J.S. Bach, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Brian Wilson.  Various jazz 'standards' and original pieces are visited by the Trio on a regular basis, with an emphasis on spontaneity and deep group interplay.

The group/s repetoire has diversified further and often can be heard collectively improvising with Eugene Ball, Scott Tinkler, Paul Wiliiamson and Bernie McGann. 


I guess we are all pilgrims 

voyagers in devotion

this is our homage 

a frozen moment 

                captured at odd velocities 

I have trudged for years 

the journey the reward 

especially in this inspiring company 

                               however fleeting ...  

Track Listing Show

  1. Taurus
    Mary Lou Williams
  2. Taurus
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  3. Cancer
    Mary Lou Williams
  4. Cancer
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  5. Leo
    Mary Lou Williams
  6. Leo
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  7. Scorpio
    Mary Lou Williams
  8. Scorpio
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  9. Virgo
    Mary Lou Williams
  10. Virgo
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  11. Aries
    Mary Lou Williams
  12. Aries
    Karlheinz Stockhausen