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Interview: 2011 Freedman Fellowship Finalist Ben Vanderwal

We asked the Freedman Fellowship finalists to help us out with a little Q&A and this is Ben Vanderwal’s contribution. Ben Vanderwal (Drums, Perth/Melbourne) is one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in Australia. He has participated in several US tours and has also performed with John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter and Sam Yahel. He has toured internationally with ... Read More »

Yoo hoo! Cockatoo Calling!

Joanne Kee may be a name that’s familiar to you; if you’ve been to a Sound Travellers gig of sound art, contemporary classical or jazz in the last three years, you’ve benefited from Joanne’s energy and commitment. Here at extempore, we’ve been very excited to hear that last year’s pilot program of Cockatoo Calling at Cockatoo Island was successful enough ... Read More »

CD Review: Tim Rollinson Trio’s You Tunes

You Tunes Tim Rollinson Trio (Rufus Records RF092) Review by Des Cowley Guitarist Tim Rollinson’s eclectic career trajectory to date has tended to obscure his name from the front ranks of contemporary Australian jazz artists. He’s probably most familiar to listeners via his work with DIG (Directions in Groove), an acid jazz band he co-founded in the early 1990s. As ... Read More »

Review: Christ 3 Buddha Nothing

I liked what I heard, I liked it a lot, bought a CD after the gig and ended up chatting with the horn and flute players. That’s how I met Bohjass... Andrew Lindsay reviews the new release by Bohjass - Christ 3 Buddha Nothing Read More »

Recollections Ten- David Tolley – Phil Treloar: Reunion

After playing some we retired to the kitchen, a cup of tea, another long rave, and finally off to sleep.The following day, Saturday September 4, we played for hours. Our musical communication, as with our verbal communication too, showed absolutely no signs of having drifted apart over the intervening years, as many as these were. Read More »

Mike Nock’s Top 5

It’s been a busy year for me with a large number of personal musical highlights, but I’ll try to whittle them down to five. – Mike Nock The Wayne Shorter Quartet at the Sydney Opera House in March with Brian Blade, John Patitucci and Danilo Perez was stunning on so many levels. Even though there were sound problems with drummer ... Read More »