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Interview: David James, author of The World’s Best Jazz Club

Interview: David James, author of The World’s Best Jazz Club

The World’s Best Jazz Club (Major Street Publishing) by David James Released June 2014 Book launch at Melbourne International Jazz Festival Three aspects of the writing of The World’s Best Jazz Club were a surprise to its author David James. First, when publisher Lesley Williams from Major Street approached him with the idea, he thought it was a great idea ... Read More »

Morrison’s inheritance | James, Harry and Will at Stonnington

Morrison’s inheritance | James, Harry and Will at Stonnington

At a very special gig this year at Stonnington Jazz (Thursday 22 May, Malvern Town Hall 8:00 pm), James Morrison will be playing with his sons Harry and William, in an ensemble that also features drummer David Jones and the vocals of Hetty Kate. We were able to catch up by email with James, Harry and Will, intrigued by what ... Read More »

Q&A with Allira Wilson

Q&A with Allira Wilson

Allira Wilson’s debut CD Rise and Fall took out the Australian Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the Bell Awards this year. In conversation at the awards we spoke to one of the judges, who told us that he hadn’t heard of Allira before listening to her nominated CD. ‘As soon as I heard her, I put her CD at ... Read More »

Q&A with Chris McNulty

Q&A with Chris McNulty

Chris McNulty talks about gigs at Perth International Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz, her forthcoming recording and book - and how she keeps her voice intact with all that travel... Read More »

Q&A with Julien Wilson

Q&A with Julien Wilson

Swailing is as free as This is Always is restricted; it is as open as the quartet recording is closed. Swailing is the magpie, picking from electric Miles, Massenet and Fats; This is Always is the osprey, its eye fixed on the one prize. And both are deliriously beautiful for all of these qualities and more. Read More »

Q&A: Mutiny Music (Rick Robertson & Baecastuff)

Q&A: Mutiny Music (Rick Robertson & Baecastuff)

In the lead-up to Baecastuff’s performance of Mutiny Music on January 29 2104 at Sydney’s 505, John Hardaker asked Rick a few questions about this remarkable suite of music. Read More »

No dividing lines in music: Sandy Evans and Testimony

No dividing lines in music: Sandy Evans and Testimony

'Several ideas guided my creative process in this project: to interpret Yusef Komunyakaa's poetry, to pay tribute to Charlie Parker, and to do this in my own way in the context of the vibrant Sydney jazz scene of the 1990s.' Evans says. 'I'm very proud of this work and thrilled that, in some small way, it is a vehicle for the voices of some very fine Australian musicians, and their embodiment of Parker's influence, to be heard internationally.' Read More »

Brendan Clarke: Stretching Out

Brendan Clarke: Stretching Out

The carefully-crafted originals on the album are a summary of the writing Clarke has done over the past twenty years, 'Three Wishes' dating back to 1993. 'Busline' was written for an unreleased ABC recording after he won the 2001 National Jazz Award at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, while the medium-up 'Billycart' was written specially for the album. Read More »