…beautifully composed, played, conceived, and recorded … but all that fades away when the magic comes out. And it is the magic here that stops time, puts you in that special place of sunlit pleasure (or moonlit dreaming) and fills you up like food, or wine. Or love.
Month: November 2014
It was a bloody cheek really – I didn’t know James Morrison from a bar of soap except I knew he played trumpet better than your average cleaning agent.
Jazzgroove Christmas party and fundraiser. Three sensational bands performing on 2 December 2014 at Foundry616 in Sydney.
by Mick Paddon Over the years, in different places and in a variety of capacities, I have been involved in a number of initiatives aiming to give jazz a more permanent home and visibility. The most expansive and optimistic wish lists for these imaginings would go something like this – a purpose built, contemporary building …
Songs of Friends allows Josh Kyle to re-imagine works by some of Australia’s leading jazz instrumentalists with the addition of new original lyrics, weaving vocals into an otherwise instrumental context.
After releasing 2 successful EP’s, International Award Winning Guitarist/Songwriter Rick Webster has announced his first full length album Live at the Ellington Featuring Allira Wilson released November 1st 2014.
John Clare lost his wallet on the way to Wangaratta this year, but he says “to hear Rava with Steve Magnusson was worth losing my money and cards for”
Still Still (Which Way Music) Gian Slater Recorded at Headgap studios June 27-28 2011 Review by Leon Gettler Gian Slater is every vocalist’s dream. Her voice has a pristine, almost child-like, purity. She approaches the voice like an instrument, a vehicle for conveying lyrics. She started out emulating instrumentalists, horn players when she studied at …
This story was commissioned for – and appeared in – the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 25th anniversary program. Photo of Enrico Rava provided by the festival Allan Turnbull anecdote was not printed in the program. — He’s a familiar sight around Melbourne jazz venues – and beyond. In fact Adrian Jackson is hard …