Review – On a Clear Day

Read our recent review of On a Clear Day, the Jamie Oehlers / Paul Grabowsky Jazzhead release of jazz standards. Review by Peter Kenneally.

There are two approaches usually taken to standards: either a polite respectful caressing, which tries to leach the banality out of the old chestnut, or a gut busting ‘I can make any tune do anything I want’ assault. This recording ignores both, and goes its own way right from the start…

CD Review: Blood Red – Tom Vincent Trio

Tom Vincent, Blood Red (Label: Lumbini House) Avaible at www.tomvincent.com.au CD review by Victoria Nugent The latest offering from jazz pianist Tom Vincent is a rich album of piano pieces with swing inspired energy that flow cleanly into each other. Vincent’s playing is often accentuated by deliberate discordance between the different instruments featured. At first …

Erik Griswold’s Simple Addition performed by Clocked Out

Simple Addition movement 2, by Erik Griswold Erik Griswold’s Simple Addition performed by Clocked Out. This is an excerpt from ‘Dream, Spill, Fear, Percussion’, premiered at the Bigwest Festival, Melbourne, December 2007. Featuring Vanessa Tomlinson and Nozomi Omote. More information available from www.erikgriswold.org Peter Knight does an in-depth interview of Erik in Issue 5 of …