From the media release The Australian Art Music Awards finalists have been announced. Among them (of course) are a number of Australian jazz musicians and […] Read More
Month: July 2014
From the media release The Freedman Jazz concert will be held on Wednesday 20 of August at the Sydney Opera House Studio at 7:30pm. Tickets: […] Read More
“A personal and detailed music born of a sympathetic collaboration” From the media release The debut release Yellow Lights from the Damien Kingston Trio reveals […] Read More
Internationally acclaimed US pianist/composer Myra Melford, and one of Australia’s most original pianist/composers, Alister Spence weave an extraordinary, unified soundscape in their first musical encounter.
“When Jackson first recorded – with the subtle and distinctive Trio Apoplectic – I was not the only one who found a surprising echo of the floating lyricism, unusual intervals and limpid sound of Paul Desmond…”
Despite stormy weather and the prospect of five hours of driving to Wangaratta and back on a Wednesday, your intrepid editor wanted to be on […] Read More
Just as the album’s title is both brooding and punning, so the music is in a constant flux of what, were it writing, we would call ‘tone’. Grabowsky can seem to create a pastiche of an idiom out of which a deep truth will grow in the improvising, while a more solemn-sounding piece will spawn sly asides and dramatic jolts from the players, or perhaps contain an unexpectedly curdled harmony.
Bertles remains imposing, and perhaps it was always a big man’s absence of timidity – a crash or crash through mentality – that made his playing so compelling
‘Our music is often described as being very cinematic.’
This is a disc you should perhaps listen to casually at first, (perhaps while ironing your sheets or perhaps just your shirts) then return and take your place in this remarkably silent audience.