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Tripataka performs original compositions by the band members and unique arrangements of jazz repertoire. Adrian, Jonathan and Adam find endless inspiration in the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other musics from around the world. Trained in these intercultural forms as well as jazz and European classical music, the breadth of their combined experience and instrumental resources far surpasses that of a typical contemporary jazz trio.

 

Tripataaka is a Sanskrit term used in Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of South India, and translates to mean “three parts of the flag”. It refers to a mudra (hand gesture) used by dancers. The mudra can represent a crown, an arrow, thunder or flames of fire. The association with the monk Tripitaka who featured in Monkey, the Japanese television cult drama from the late 1970s is tangential, as is the association with the Melbourne vegetarian restaurant Trippy Taco!

 

Tripataka performs original compositions by the band members and unique arrangements of jazz repertoire. Adrian, Jonathan and Adam find endless inspiration in the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other musics from around the world. Trained in these intercultural forms as well as jazz and European classical music, the breadth of their combined experience and instrumental resources far surpasses that of a typical contemporary jazz trio.

 

Tripataka was formed in early 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The group consists of:

Adrian Sherriff - bass trombone, morsing, bata, percussion, voice

Jonathan Dimond – 6-string and fretless electric bass guitars, percussion, voice

• Adam King – drums, voice

 

Adam King. As a drummer and percussionist Adam has performed and toured nationally and internationally with ensembles spanning a broad range of genres. Recent highlights include the “Two Oceans” project with the Australian Art Orchestra and Sruthi Laya Ensemble which toured to India and Brisbane. Adam has also studied Balinese Gamelan extensively, specialising in Balinese Kendang, and has performed and collaborated with some of Bali’s most renowned groups and artists. Performance highlights include the Bali Arts Festival 2010 and 2012 with groups directed by acclaimed composer I Nyoman Windha.

 

Adam King drums

 

"Passionate virtuosity, consummate musicianship and dedication to their craft - the trio combine all these elements and more in their fiery brand of World-Music Jazz Fusion. Melding strategies from BeBop, Indian Classical Music and the Balkans, the listener is kept on the edge of their seat as the trio's dynamic interplay unfolds."

Tom Fryer, Tom Fryer Band, Kewti. September 2013

Adrian Sherriff is a performer, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist [brass, winds, percussion, electronic music (laptop/Ipad/analog/theremin) and voice. He is a Lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT) in Melbourne; teaching music technology, intercultural music and performance (in which he directs the institute’s Electronic Music ensemble). Adrian has toured throughout India, South East Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. His current performance projects include: an acoustic trio exploring Carnatic metric formulations within jazz contexts, Kewti, a microtonal/polymetric trio with trombone, fretless guitar and drums. and Pausa II, an electroacoustic duo exploring real time visualisation. He is currently a musical director of the Australian Art Orchestra.

Adrian Sherriff trombone

Jonathan Dimond was known from an early age as a trombonist in both Classical and Jazz styles. Jonathan took up the electric bass guitar and North Indian tabla for their expressive potential that could complement his developing voice in eclectic composition, performance and improvisation.
Jonathan has seen composition as an essential element of his musical development from a young age, where he formed and led ensembles whose goal was to create and perform contemporary music that incorporated jazz, improvisation and composition in an original manner. His performances and recordings with the Brisbane-based ensembles Artisans Workshop, Loops, and Contemporary Focus illustrate this focus, for which he wrote extensively.

An important facet of Jonathan Dimond’s work is in education, being involved in University music education since 1996. He ran the Bachelor of Music (Jazz) at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University prior to returning to the U.S.A. in 2002. Jonathan has lived, worked and studied in Los Angeles and Boston.  Jonathan is currently senior lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT), where he runs the Bachelor of Music degree.

Visit Jonathan's web site.

Adam King drums