“I love the power of the piano to convey emotion and narrative using all those elements, so when I perform solo piano my energy is much more inwardly focused on narrating and telling the story of the music.”
In this episode I’m talking to Melbournes own Roscoe James Irwin.
In this episode I’m talking to Perth-based jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Gemma Farrell.
In this episode I’m talking to bassist Sam Anning,a major player in Australian jazz.
“Pascal brings a real sense of soundscape to the Berardi/ Foran/ Karlen music; he thinks texturally, but also melodically. So when we added him to the group, it brought so much colour and depth to the sound, but also without standing out. To us it sounds like a natural fit.”
In this episode I’m talking to the 24-year-old composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Tim Newhouse.
“I am greatly inspired by all of these ethnic influences that are already here in Melbourne. This patchwork is inspiring and Samassin’s music here is global.”
“I don’t have any expectations about whether the Jazz Social will continue after the shutdowns. It might be unique to this time and place, but on the other hand I also think it does something different to a regular gig. It’s a different medium.”
In this episode I’m talking toTroy Roberts, a great saxophonist and composer from New York. Originally from Perth, Troy has been playing with everyone and everywhere! He is currently back in Australia with family during the COVID times.
“Under Paris Skies is a little different from traditional voice / guitar / bass trio albums. For some of the songs James Sherlock plays both rhythm and lead guitar, and for others Ben Hanlon overdubbed multiple bass parts. For the rest we play as a trio. I love hearing a jazz musician improvise and create with themselves. I find it really beautiful to discover their voices in this setting, and that curiosity inspired me.”