"Francesca Prihasti has recorded some beautiful music on 'Night Trip'. She has chosen some wonderful musicians to allow her compositions to shine and her clear and focused improvisations make this an impressive debut." -MATT MCMAHON -
Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia; pianist Francesca Prihasti is a remarkably gifted musician. She completed a Bachelor of Music (Jazz performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2012 where she held an International Student Merit Scholarship. Francesca has studied with the likes of Judy Bailey, Kevin Hunt, Mike Nock, Greg Coffin, John Harkins, Matt McMahon, Aaron Goldberg (USA) and Aaron Parks (USA).
Now based in Sydney, Francesca has made an impression on the local scene, performing with some of Australia's best Jazz musicians notably Dave Goodman, Richard Maegraith, Carl Dewhurst, James Waples and Dale Barlow. In addition, Francesca performs regularly with her quartet, featuring the accomplished Dave Goodman on drums and two rising star musicians David Groves (double bass) and Nic Vardanega (guitar). Her ensemble has performed at various jazz venues in Sydney such as the Jazzgroove Association, Venue 505, Foundry 616, Colbourne Avenue, Dome Bar, and the Manly Jazz Festival.
"Night Trip" is a collection of Francesca's compositions she has written over the years. Her original music seeks to align with her artistic vision; evoking the conjuring of various rhythms, sophisticated harmony and lyrical melody while drawing upon a wide range of jazz, latin, classical, pop, folk, and ethnic musical traditions.
released February 15, 2015
Ulysses Owens. Jr (drums)
Marco Panascia (double bass)
Nic Vardanega (guitar)
Francesca Prihasti (piano)
All compositions by Francesca Prihasti
Produced by Francesca Prihasti
Recorded at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York
Recorded on September 28 2014
Engineer Michael Brorby
Mixed By Ross A’hern at The Chapel of Sound, Sydney, Australia
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering, New York