Tommy Halferty on guitar in trio with Christophe Lavergne on drums and Jean Philippe Lavergne on Hammond organ. Dense and unpredictable soundscapes follow one another in this suite of original compositions. A 40-year collaboration in the service of interactive music.
A duo album made by Tommy Halferty and Norma Winstone after twenty-five years performing concerts and club gigs in Ireland and England. This celebratory album was brought about by Allen Smith of Jazz on the Terrace and has the highest production values.
Leading Jazz Guitarist Halferty joins forces with one of Ireland's leading rhythm sections Dave Redmond on Double-Bass and Kevin Brady Drums. The trio performs Halferty's new original compositions which feature a mix of improvised music, rock & blues.
This trio has to date have been performing Halfertys new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues. Halferty is one of the leading exponents of Jazz Guitar Improvisation from Ireland, having performed nationally and internationally for over 30 years.
Artists' and musicians' alike in one way or another, develop the idea of re-inventing themselves at a certain period of their careers to avoid the possible drying up of their inspirational source. This re-invention generally takes the shape of a new expression of their artistic selves . This CD has created for me this new expression, evading the drought of my musical source and has placed me in a more open and creative position to perform my music. Of course, this would not have happened without the musical help of both Kevin and Dave who have in their respective ways extended my musical horizons.
HLT is the Halferty / Lavergne Trio, founded in 1987.
Jard sur Mer, is a small seaside village 80kms north of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic Coast. With its pine forests, endless golden sands, fishing ports, its where Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty had a fortuitous encounter. In 1987 he discovered the two Lavergne brothers; organist Jean-Philippe and drummer Christophe, natives of the holiday village, that led to the formation of a jazz trio that still performs today. HLT have forged a distinctive trademark European Jazz sound with power and burning intensity, totally revitalising the organ trio concept. And it all started by chance in a little French seaside resort called Jard sur Mer.