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Album review: A Shorthand of Sensation (All Talk) by John Shand

Album review: A Shorthand of Sensation (All Talk) by John Shand

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. Read More »

Album review: Malign (Forenzics) by John Hardaker

Album review: Malign (Forenzics) by John Hardaker

"...like all good modern art it asks to be listened to on its own terms. Yet it does not push away but creates a place for the listener to go and to explore as it happens. Unlike too much ‘experimental’ music, it includes; it does not exclude." Read More »

Album review: The ishs/Allen Project

Album review: The ishs/Allen Project

The ishs/Allen Project has moved in a texturally tougher direction, bringing in electric bassist Paul Bonnington and brass player Ee Shan Pang. Yet this toughness gladly doesn't bruise the music; it largely serves to add energy to the inherent exuberance of ish's and Allen's music. Read More »

Album review: The Voyage of Mary and William (Matt McMahon) by John Hardaker

Album review: The Voyage of Mary and William (Matt McMahon) by John Hardaker

The Voyage of Mary and William is Matt McMahon’s first recording of solo piano improvisation. In his illuminating liner notes to the CD, he describes the piano – a machine of wood, ivory and wire he remains obviously still smitten by – as 'this wondrous invention'. The same descriptor could be applied to The Voyage of Mary and William. It is all invention and, yes, it is pretty bloody wondrous. Read More »

Australian jazz survey – results and our to-do list

Australian jazz survey – results and our to-do list

Our survey respondents said news, profiles and interviews were their favourite types of content on AustralianJazz.net. So even though many musicians say 'the music should speak for itself' even musicians will acknowledge that the stories behind the music and about the music are important. Which is why we do what we do. Just sayin' Read More »

Introducing Nikos Fotakis

Nikos Fotakis has been helping us out at AustralianJazz.net and is taking over responsibility for the site. We subjected him to one of our famous Q&As! Read More »

Count Basie Orchestra to tour in May

Count Basie Orchestra to tour in May

From the media release The living embodiment of swing, one of the most elegant and irresistible sounds that ever shook the western world, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra will bring their 80th Anniversary Tour to Australia and New Zealand in May 2015.   The tour will start in Newcastle on the 13th May before travelling to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, ... Read More »

Cleon’s Three on tour

Cleon’s Three on tour

From the media release Composer and pianist Cleon Barraclough joins with Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar on electric bass and Sacha K on drums to present their debut album ‘Techni-colour Rain’. Inspired by salsa, timba, funk and contemporary jazz, the album features the group’s original compositions. ‘Techni-colour Rain’ will be released in early February in conjunction with jazz club performances around Australia. Cleon, Chiky and Sacha bring ... Read More »