‘…when I compose I just sit down and write what I’d like to hear.’
Jenna Cave and Paul Weber’s Divergence Jazz Orchestra is one of Australia’s keepers of the big band flame. More power to them.
And now we have their (astonishing) debut, The Opening Statement.
John Hardaker interviews Mace Francis and Johannes Luebbers of the Listen / Hear Collective.
Such is the range and span of colours and shifting scenes across Short Stories. That all of this can be expressed through the limited means of a jazz guitar trio – to all intents and purposes acoustic – is not only a measure of Panucci, Boneham and Waples’ creative mastery, but also of their vision.
John Shand’s feature on Bryce Rohde, ‘He is a pivotal figure in Australian jazz.’