“A deeply impressive and accessible debut” **** Jazzwise
“A breakthrough for the supremely talented Tom Hewson” **** Ian Mann (read review)
“Lyrical and engaging” **** Allaboutjazz (read review)
“An exciting trio with a special sound and understanding. There’s a real vitality and rapport in the group and the compositions are sublime, with Tom’s beautiful, adventurous piano playing throughout. ” John Taylor
“Emerging piano virtuoso Hewson…displays great maturity here in this drum-less trio, with stunning Empirical vibes master Lewis Wright and bassist Calum Gourlay…impressive, free flowing solos – think a twentysomething take on the MJQ.” TimeOut
“This music has a way of steering in and out of what one imagines is familiar territory, with nods to everyone from John Taylor to Stravinsky, Steve Reich to Jimmy Giuffre, put together with loads of humour and intelligence. Most importantly, though, it just sounds great!” Liam Noble
Treehouse take the improvisational drive of jazz into a chamber context, showcasing the virtuosity and interplay of three of the country’s top young jazz musicians in a crystal-clear ensemble with a rich, acoustic sound. Leader and pianist Tom Hewson’s compositions, in the hands of Lewis Wright (MOBO winner with Empirical) and Calum Gourlay (Mercury nominated with the Kit Downes Trio), take in influences such as Dave Holland, Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre and The Claudia Quintet.
The group have played at venues across the country over the last four years and launched the album at the 2015 London Jazz Festival. 2016 will feature a new tour, with music from this album and much more.