‘That’s the thing about this music,’ Nock adds, ‘you can’t just write it without the musicians. It’s who you’re writing for. One of the things that I am really trying to do with the piece is to show that it is a living music in that it depends on the people playing it.’
Month: November 2012
John Hardaker | ‘…the writing and the playing have a lot of humanity – a lot of soul.’
“It’s great to hear Dave and Sean playing so well with such a good NY rhythm section. The music is very impressive in the best way… it’s another step up for Australian jazz.” – Mike Nock If you would like to review this CD for jazz-planet, please contact us!
…memorabilia, anecdotes, people, places… this collection gives an intriguing insight into the life of one of Australia’s most famous trumpeters, and creates a sketch of the local jazz scene in the process!
Adrian Sherriff was one of our featured musicians in Issue 5 of the extempore journal. Here’s some music from Kewti – a group that Adrian’s involved in (he mentions them in his interview!) Kewti is: Tom Fryer Fretless Guitar/Composer Adrian Sherriff – Bass Trombone Adam King Percussion December 2007 Or go direct to the video …
Exhilaration does not fade for those who are listening rather than assuming. It builds as the bricks seem to be stacked more rapidly to form more complex percussive patterns. Or are thrown one by one through the air.
‘Michael is a kind of visual jazz artist. He doesn’t like to be scripted; in fact he’s a bit of a daredevil. As much as you’d like to plan, Michael would rather walk a tightrope. We offer the scaffolding in that there’s a set list and there are opportunities for improvisation, where we veer away from song form and build a different type of picture.’
‘The whole work was beautifully measured, finally showering us with brilliant sound and sensation. This was a triumph to be stored in memory…’