Recorded at Howard Cairns’ recent launch of his CD ‘Compression’ at Melbourne’s Kelvin Club.
Month: August 2012
…a performance full of twisting improvisations and complex rhythms.
Standing before the microphone like a granite monolith, McGann made the alto saxophone look small in his hands – but the sound was big, breathy and unique | Butler’s piano solo was perfectly judged, his angular playing style finding its home in the momentum of the music.
David Ades – He’s been touring his CD A Glorious Uncertainty this year and this video catches him playing at The Ellington Jazz Club in Perth.
Electroacoustic adventures created using the trumpet, flugelhorn, laptop electronics, amplifier and pedals. Allotrope is a new solo project from multidisciplinary Melbourne composer and trumpeter Peter Knight, released digitally
Sarah McKenzie has launched her second CD and is off to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. We talked to her about both – and about the search for her own authentic musical identity.
Title: Notes from a Nightmare Publication: The Age By: Liza Power Date: 18 August 2012 Read the full article in The Age here >
The Pulse – it’s recalled fondly as ‘a moment in time’ and ‘a snapshot’ of the jazz scene when it was recorded in the summer of 2000/2001. This excerpt features the Barney McAll Unit, recorded at the Starfish Club, playing ‘Thirty Three’
In an Arts scene that’s eternally struggling with funding constraints and the drudgery of applications to funding bodies, the idea is seductive: take control of your own funding and free yourself from that disempowering application / rejection cycle you’re forced into via the more traditional funding rounds.
The Freedman Jazz Fellowships provide Sydney audiences with a mini-festival each year that features music by artists hoping to bring their exciting projects to life. We talked to the 2012 finalists about their projects and what the Freedman means to them and to the broader jazz scene in Australia.