On the strength of his eponymous debut album, Steve Barry, I get the feeling we will have to do as we did with the Finn brothers and Rusty Crowe (and any other frighteningly talented Kiwi) and willingly refer to him as the Australian pianist and composer Steve Barry. The album really is that good.
US sax giant Dave Liebman called Sugg ‘a dedicated warrior’ and throughout the album his tone and lines (restricted here to only soprano sax) are heroic as he leads his band through the music.
John Hardaker | ‘…the writing and the playing have a lot of humanity – a lot of soul.’
“It’s great to hear Dave and Sean playing so well with such a good NY rhythm section. The music is very impressive in the best way… it’s another step up for Australian jazz.” – Mike Nock If you would like to review this CD for jazz-planet, please contact us!
‘Andy Sugg is one of Australia’s most original, yet authentically evolved, post-Coltrane performers.’ – John McBeath, The Australian
“There is a new generation of gifted, progressive young jazz musicians coming up in Tasmania, four of them are in the Julius Schwing Quartet. The group’s leader deftly combines a rich understanding of the jazz idiom with a very personal and subtle approach to both to his guitar playing and his composition. He is matched …
Oehlers’ original compositions call to mind late night smoky jazz sounds, with focus on sultry ballads, forthright melody and Coltrane-esque moments.
‘…a true collection that is at once a retrospective of his remarkable 25-year career and at the same time twelve new recordings.’
Two generations of Australian music come together in the music of Mike Nock and Laurenz Pike. It’s a musical conversation across the years, united by a commitment to storytelling through improvisation and the tradition of music as a spiritual, emotional, communicative art form.
Electroacoustic adventures created using the trumpet, flugelhorn, laptop electronics, amplifier and pedals. Allotrope is a new solo project from multidisciplinary Melbourne composer and trumpeter Peter Knight, released digitally