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'The Day I Had Everything' Malija

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Feb 18, 2016 Updated Feb 26, 2016

Featured all this week on ABC Jazz is a new record and band out of London - the piano trio Maljia.

Malija are a drummer-less trio featuring Mark Lockheart (woodwind), Liam Noble (piano) and Jasper Hoiby (bass). The trio found its roots within Mark Lockheart's quintet, working together on his 2009 album In Deep, which also featured Jasper Hoiby's trio Phronesis. From there, the three went away to hone new compositions, and have returned as Malija - this is their debut: The Day I Had Everything.

The title is a reference to the feeling of excitement one has during childhood, when the world is your oyster. As Hoiby describes, it was all about "the three of us bringing in our compositions and developing them into something tangible, then the sheer fun of exploring the music in the recording studio."

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Squared' (Lockheart)
2. 'Mr Wrack' (Noble)
3. 'Unknown' (Høiby)
4. 'The Pianist' (Lockheart)
5. 'Wheels' (Noble)
6. 'Malija' (Høiby)
7. 'Almost A Tango' (Lockheart)
8. 'Blues' (Noble)
9. 'One For Us' (Lockheart)
10. 'Wayne’s World' (Høiby)
11. 'With One Voice' (Mark Lockheart)

In the band

Mark Lockheart; saxophones, bass clarinet
Jasper Hoiby; bass
Liam Noble; piano

CD: The Day I Had Everything - Malija (Edition Records EDN1064)
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