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REVIEW: Casey Golden – Miniature

REVIEW: Casey Golden – Miniature

It sounds odd, and yet one of the most attractive attributes of Golden's music is its un-jazzness. And the new work takes this further into new timbres. Read More »

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

LIVE MAYHEM is more than a document of the toughness and smart writing of James Ryan’s Sonic Mayhem Orchestra. Like all truly worthwhile live albums it stands on its own as a valid document of this unique ensemble. Read More »

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

"I am very grateful for the opportunity each day to create music and I would love to keep on writing because the more I do it, the more I can discover my own musical voice and it will help me evolve and develop as an artist. Change doesn’t happen instantly. It happens gradually and I want to strive to honing my craft each day”. Read More »

Stu Hunter: “music is the highest form of communication”

Stu Hunter: “music is the highest form of communication”

"I would describe it as heart music. There is much complexity in the harmonic and rhythmic structures, however the intention behind any compositional or arranging decision is first and foremost about evoking an emotional response for myself and in the process hopefully the listener. The music is visual and visceral, it's about dancing and embracing the heavy groove of living." Read More »

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique at the OzManouche Festival

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique at the OzManouche Festival

Ewan MacKenzie will be releasing his new album ‘Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique’ at Brisbane’s favourite Jazz Manouche festival ‘OzManouche’ at the Brisbane Jazz Club on 27th November. Read More »

Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

"We definitely have a sound that draws from heavy rock music and certain aspects from ambient music too. A lot of the pieces on the album have their own characteristic and mood about them; some are definitely more folk sounding, whilst others can be very raw and aggressive, and then others have a sort of ‘chamber ensemble’ sound about them. It’s not a straight-ahead jazz group by any means, but we all have a background in performing as improvisers and exploring various types of jazz that interest us, so this feeds into everything very directly too." Read More »