Paul Plimley: piano
The Hexen Trio made its debut at the 2010 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Comprised of three internationally known musicians: Hexen is a dynamic musical force whereby the music's expression travels from performances of shimmering lyrical beauty to electrifying savage passion. The players draw deeply from the traditions of European classical (from baroque through the 20th century), jazz, open improvisation, and world music. All three of the musicians bring a lifetime of experience working with some of the best improvisers and composers of the past 40 years in their quest to create a music which is spiritually transformative. The synergy of musical energy as shared and developed by Hexen showcases their years of creating music which results in an experience that is both focused in compositional clarity while tapping into a creative space that reveals the mysteries of inspired improvisation.