With a delicate mix of ambience and jazz Ben Marston (trumpet and laptop) and Hugh Barrett (piano) present their unique duo.
"Marston & Barrett present an impressive array of approaches to the trumpet and keys duo - from acoustic piano and trumpet to spooky Jon Hassell harmonised trumpet to In A Silent Way-era Davis with Hancock/Corea and more. Even in the more unusual modalities, there's an attractive Australianness to the ambient/minimalist jazz sensibility." – Peter Hollo
Earlier this year the pair released their first album Unfound Places and it has quickly found a place as one of 2018s best received jazz recordings. John Shand from the Sydney Morning Herald writes: "hear Ben Marston and Hugh Barrett's beautiful album of trumpet/piano improvisations, Unfound Places."
Fresh off an east coast tour promoting the album they have continued to evolve their music. Incorporating remixed fragments from Unfound Places, live remix and sensitive improvisation Marston and Barrett will provide an evening of deep listening at Smiths.
“Shaped by Barrett’s acoustic and electric keys, and Marston’s trumpet and laptop manipulations/atmospheres the music is evocative of places and faces just out of reach – It is beautiful work.” – Wordsaboutmusic