“Over an eleven day period, I’d seen a lot of jazz, a lot of great jazz. I missed a lot too, such is the extent of the festival’s program. ” Greg Phillips gives us a considered overview of the textured 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival
Month: May 2014
He went backstage at a Miles Davis gig in LA to say hello to Dave Holland and Chick Corea. When they started talking about Scientology to him, he had Miles Davis wink at him and say to the others, ‘You’re not telling a grown man that shit, are you?!’
What you can also hear is Daniel Susnjar’s easy dexterity and his knack of playing right inside the music.
What Felucca’s CD itself reminded me was that jazz, as a contemporary music, is being fed constantly by many influences, with the interesting paradox that many, if not most, younger jazz musicians can be more open to these influences and ideas than some in their audiences.
Alluvium (Alluvium Records) May 2014 Tiny Hearts Review by Mick Paddon Jazz and improvised music is performed in a wide variety of combinations of instruments – they range from musicians playing solo (most commonly on piano or guitar, but I have strong memories of a performance on a snare drum and high hat by Max …
The most dynamic hub of the festival was to be found at the The Jazz Quarter in Brookfield Place. Three stages set amidst a thriving small bar scene encompassing several styles from some of our favourite locals.
This second Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) commencing Friday 9th and concluding Sunday 11th May seemed to be an unqualified success. If key indicators included engaging the populace, developing on last year’s inaugural festival, presenting a variety of styles and venues, presenting music more challenging and innovative than may be heard in Perth on a weekly basis then all boxes could be ticked.
‘It’s going to be great fun.’
Our new podcast is up with a distinct WA focus. “Our third podcast. The Perth International Jazz Festival apparently ‘went off’, which translates to ‘a jolly good time was had by all’. In this show we cornered the super-busy and very generous Graham Wood. Graham artistically directs the PIJF, is Associate Prof at West Australian …
Allira Wilson’s debut CD Rise and Fall took out the Australian Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the Bell Awards this year. In conversation at the awards we spoke to one of the judges, who told us that he hadn’t heard of Allira before listening to her nominated CD. ‘As soon as I heard her, …