The Voyage of Mary and William is Matt McMahon’s first recording of solo piano improvisation. In his illuminating liner notes to the CD, he describes the piano – a machine of wood, ivory and wire he remains obviously still smitten by – as ‘this wondrous invention’. The same descriptor could be applied to The Voyage of Mary and William. It is all invention and, yes, it is pretty bloody wondrous.
Our survey respondents said news, profiles and interviews were their favourite types of content on AustralianJazz.net. So even though many musicians say ‘the music should speak for itself’ even musicians will acknowledge that the stories behind the music and about the music are important. Which is why we do what we do. Just sayin’
Nikos Fotakis has been helping us out at AustralianJazz.net and is taking over responsibility for the site. We subjected him to one of our famous Q&As!
Ian Patterson reviews The Sweetness of Things Half Remembered. ‘Karlen’s music is both cerebral and emotive. It’s music that’s difficult to box and therein lies a great part of its undoubted appeal.’
Pioneers of jazz – Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock – will open the 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival with an historic opening night performance.
From the media release Composer and pianist Cleon Barraclough joins with Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar on electric bass and Sacha K on drums to present their debut album […]
From the media release “Inverno is a collection of tunes I have written over the past few years that hold a common aesthetic. I’ve always […]
Sydney’s Jazzgroove association fifth Summer Fiesta was spread over three venues in Ultimo: Foundry616, Lord Wolseley (I was judged too declassé to admit here) and […]