Album of the Week – Francesca Prihasti ‘Night Trip’
‘Night Trip’ by Francesca Prihasti is Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week. Eastside is proud to help promote this young up-and-coming Sydney based pianist who exhibits a talent far beyond her years. The Jakarta national graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) in 2012, after discovering a love for the Jazz tradition in high school. Her studies brought her into contact with the crème-de-la-crème in Australian and global Jazz including Judy Bailey, Kevin Hunt, Mike Nick, Greg Coffin, John Harkins, Matt McMahon, Aaron Goldberg (USA) and Aaron Parks (USA).
Prihasti took no time to start to pay her dues in and around the Sydney live scene, appearing at the Jazzgroove Association, Venue 505, Foundry 616, Colbourne Avenue, Dome Bar, and the Manly Jazz Festival. She has also shared the stage with the likes of Dave Goodman, Richard Maegraith, Carl Dewhurst, James Waples and Dale Barlow. ‘Night Trip’ showcases Prihasti’s intuitive talent to meld her influences from Latin, Classical, Pop, Folk, and Ethnic Music through the catalyst of Jazz. The album was recorded in late September of 2014 and features New York City musicians bassist Marco Panascia, and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr, as well as Sydney local Nic Vardanega (guitar). Vardanega is also a featured artist within Prihasti’s core quartet alongside Dave Goodman (drums), David Groves (double bass).
Be sure to tune in to Take One this Friday form 12-2PM to hear my one-on-one interview with Francesca Prihasti herself as well as a few tracks from the ‘Night Trip’ album. Be sure to stay in the loop with Prihasti via FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM or at her website http://francescaprihasti.com.au/
Also be sure to tune in this week to 89.7FM EASTSIDE RADIO for your chance to WIN a copy of Francesca Prihasti’s release, ‘Night Trip’. You must be a supporter to win so make sure to sign up at http://eastsidefm.org/support-us-2/. Don’t forget you can also stream the station at www.eastsidefm.org.