Saturday 11th October 2014

Trio Halata

 Trio Halata is Andy Scott (on Saxophones), Paul Mitchell-Davidson (Guitar), and Geth Griffith (Double Bass).

The Trio comprises three virtuosic, versatile and creative musicians who have carefully crafted a programme of music that is influenced by Folk, Jazz, Bossa Nova and more; that explores the intimate and beautiful sound-world of Guitar, Saxophone and Double Bass (with some Accordion, Mandolin, Bass Guitar and Vocals!).

Why not experience something musically different? Just come along with an open mind and ears! From ‘Oblivion’ by Astor Piazzolla to ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘Leaving Glasgow’, subtle and fiery improvisations, all performed and introduced by Trio Halata.

Here is a PDF of the Poster for this Concert. (click to VIEW or right click to SAVE). Please feel free to print and display the brochure to help publicise this concert.

Programme (announced 6th October)

Vale Da Ribeira – Hermeto Pascoal
Once I Loved  – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Bicycles & Bluebells – Huw Warren
Leaving Stoer – Ivan Drever
Pepe Linque – Glen Moore
Our Spanish Love Song – Charlie Haden
Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
Libertango – Astor Piazzolla


Rocky Road to Dublin – traditional
Larus – Paul Mitchell-Davidson
Shir Hama’alot & Dror Yikra – traditional
Perritos – Vinicius Cantuaria
Santo Antonio – Hermeto Pascoal
Leaving Glasgow – traditional
Salvador – Sonny Rollins
Julu Kara Nayni – traditional

Press Report

Trio Halata were delighted to open the Middlewich and District Concerts Society’s Twenty-Fifth season. This they did by producing a completely different style of music, widely described as a “breath of fresh air”.

The Trio (Andy Scott on saxophones, Paul Mitchell-Davidson on guitar, mandolin and accordion, and Geth Griffith on double bass and bass guitar) played with a jazz style, but without the interminable opaqueness of modern jazz.

Although most of the music was unfamiliar to the audience there was much to enjoy, with all three musicians guiding us through a diverse programme. We had music from Portugal (Paul lived there for five years), Britain and Ireland, the United States, Israel, Brazil, Argentina and Mali. There were calypsos, tangos, folk songs, love songs and other sources of inspiration. To select a few which linger in the memory: “Leaving Stoer” by Ivan Drever, “Bicycles and Bluebells” by Huw Warren, “Salvador” by Sonny Rollins and “Oblivion” and “Libertango” by Piazzolla. But it would have been just as easy to choose pieces by Hermeto Pascoal, Antonio Carlos Joabim, Glen Moore, Charlie Haden, Vinicius Cantuaria, the most prolific of them all, “Traditional”, and “Larus” by Paul Mitchell-Davidson.

What a fascinating evening!

All pictures taken by Roger Evans

For more information about Trio Halata visit Andy & Paul’s own web-sites (in a new window), by clicking HERE for Andy Scott or HERE for Paul Mitchell-Davidson.

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