We’re asking people to tell us their top five musical experiences for 2010. John McBeath responded enthusiastically with the following list. This was the year […] Read More
Month: November 2010
Michael Kieran Harvey’s apt and unparalleled tribute to Zappa: a cycle of 10 movements for piano (enfolded in the space of an hour) was unleashed on 4 keyboards over 4 floors in the atmospherically charged Bond Store section of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery at Hobart’s Mona Foma.
A piano bass and drum trio might be expected to pick a furrow and plough it, like the Necks (an acknowledged influence on Misinterprotato), but this group are exploratory and firmly, imperiously so – even if not always successfully.
With Ben and James Waples Nock has found creative musicians who ably complement his playing in the more traditional trio setting and contribute on an equal basis in the free pieces.
When did you start playing jazz and why? For example, was there a ‘moment’ when it came to you as a calling or vocation? I […] Read More