He remains only interested in musicians who ‘slam their heart down on the table, and go, “There I am!”‘
David Ades – He’s been touring his CD A Glorious Uncertainty this year and this video catches him playing at The Ellington Jazz Club in Perth.
From the media release: Technically, it’s jazz. Free and bold, fired by impeccable musicianship. Yet A Glorious Uncertainty is a work too large in spirit to ever fit neatly under one banner.
After playing some we retired to the kitchen, a cup of tea, another long rave, and finally off to sleep.The following day, Saturday September 4, we played for hours. Our musical communication, as with our verbal communication too, showed absolutely no signs of having drifted apart over the intervening years, as many as these were.
“I set out with the goal to make a standard jazz trumpet quartet album, but my intention from the beginning was to fail, and in that we succeeded far better than I hoped. The result is something pretty special and I feel proud to call it my own music!”
“Best travelling music is still Pat Metheny. “The Precious Jewel” from “Beyond the Missouri Sky”, with Charlie Haden. Travelling through the Swiss Italian alps by train for the first time. Laughing and crying at the same time.”
This collection of songs retains some true grit and jazz light and shade, yet steers clear of the miasmic mists that afflict the jazz vocal recordings at the other end of the spectrum.
” This year’s Festival program was put together smartly by Jazzgroove to get all the flavours of jazz rubbing up against each other and to pleasantly jolt by contrast.”
“These guys didn’t live to play music. They lived because they played music. Music literally kept them alive.”
The roster does real justice to the ‘international’ part of its title, as it features musicians from four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and, of course, our own little corner of the world.