Ten Part Invention
Acclaimed Sydney based contemporary jazz ensemble Ten Part Invention (TPI) was formed in 1985 by drummer John Pochée as a commission for the following year's Adelaide Festival, TPI, in the time since it first performed, has become a vital part not only of Sydney's but also of Australia's jazz culture. Every performance is played with passionate conviction and the music sparkles with great solos and precision in execution.
Fired up by one of the finest rhythm sections in the country - drummer Pochée with pianist Roger Frampton and bassist Steve Elphick - soloists like Bernie McGann, Sandy Evans, Bob Bertles, Ken James (saxes), James Greening (trombone), Warwick Alder and Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpets) - always rise to the occasion. Playing only original music the band has been warmly received by audiences across Australia.
TPI has performed in every capital city and has been included in the programmes of major Australian festivals such as Wangaratta, Melbourne, Montsalvat, Manly, Armidale, the Gold Coast International and the Telecom Sydney International Festival to name a few. The band has successfully presented its music in regional centres and 1994 undertook an extensive tour to South-East Asia supported by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs. A European tour is scheduled for late 1996. In 1998 TPI toured Taiwan, The Philippines, China and Singapore.
Ten Part Invention has recorded two albums of their music - Ten Part Invention (ABC Jazz, 1990) and Tall Stories (Rufus Records, 1994), the latter of which is garnering strong reviews in the international jazz magazines.