Phil Treloar takes it from there, his playing a way to clarify things, put them in order and into perspective.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the tour is the premiere of Treloar’s new composition Prashantarutasagaravati, inspired by Treloar’s Buddhist faith.
Phil Treloar recently contacted us here at AustralianJazz.net, asking if we would post this video of a piece he’s written and dedicated so his dear […]
Phil Treloar has contributed to past issues of extempore and his work can also be found on the Kimnara website. When we asked Phil if he’d like to contribute to our Top 5 | 2010 highlights, he instead sent us five new pieces from his Recollections series…
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.
Phil Treloar reviews Sarcophile in his Recollections Twelve | here and now of Hannaford, Pankhurst and McLean – ‘This music pays tribute to the jazz tradition but in no way competes with it. Nor does it emulate.’
The Melbourne weather may have been cold but my spirit was made as warm as toast by these two remarkable musicians and their music-making. I await with patient anticipation, our next opportunity to play.
Instead of perpetuating the importation of American models of jazz, James McLean went and soaked up the ideas and attitudes of someone who had stepped out from that giant shadow decades ago; someone who might help him find his own path into the music – Phil Treloar.
So by the time he turned 20 his palm was etched with a future as both player and composer, as jazz artist and classical. This puts Isaacs in a very select company – Don Banks, Bruce Cale, Phil Treloar, Mike Nock and Paul Grabowksy come to mind – of Australian artists whose work has been taken seriously in both idioms, and he sees the twin careers as being mutually beneficial.
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?!’