Friday Video: from Kindred by Mike Nock and Laurenz Pike. “…a dialogue between two old friends: a moment of pure improvisation, music drawn from many wells that need no special pleading or labels, open to all willing to engage it.”
Something about this video made me want to keep listening and listening. I love the way Brendan and Andrew interact. And there’s been a bit of 75th Birthday action for Bernie McGann this year; a lot of talk about his unique sound. Here’s a taste.
Recorded at Howard Cairns’ recent launch of his CD ‘Compression’ at Melbourne’s Kelvin Club.
David Ades – He’s been touring his CD A Glorious Uncertainty this year and this video catches him playing at The Ellington Jazz Club in Perth.
The Pulse – it’s recalled fondly as ‘a moment in time’ and ‘a snapshot’ of the jazz scene when it was recorded in the summer of 2000/2001. This excerpt features the Barney McAll Unit, recorded at the Starfish Club, playing ‘Thirty Three’
Hear Scott Tinkler talk about his musical journey, improvisation and the Australian Art Orchestra. Oh, and the panda is explained as well.
Fran Swinn’s composition — Inform — for Jazz quartet and acrobat, featuring Eugene Ball — trumpet, Fran Swinn — guitar, Tamara Murphy — double bass, Ben Hendry — drums and Rockie Stone — acrobatics/aerials. Inform is a collection of short pieces written with the rhythm and form of the various circus apparatus in mind and …
With some colourful street art as a backdrop, The Vampires give a dimly-lit alleyway and a small group of passers-by a special performance of ‘All I See Is You’. The Vampires: Jeremy Rose (saxophone) Nick Garbett (trumpet) Alex Boneham (bass) Alex Masso (drums)
Nichaud Fitzgibbon’s debut television performance in 1983, in which she sings Cole Porter’s ‘Love For Sale’ with a group of young blokes who would soon become Australian Jazz luminaries.
An improvisation by Simon Barker on drums and Carl Dewhurst on guitar