“Aurora reflects [a] … wide variety of musical influences and Isaacs emerges with carefully crafted and distinctive compositions which provide a range of different moods and plenty of inspiration for the soloists.”
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 […]
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 […]
Collected Works bookshop in the Nicholas Building in Swanston Street in Melbourne was the venue for our first jazz poetry reading this year. The bookshop […]
“While a handful of works are more or less invaluable to Ellington studies, none has come as close as a serious work of cultural history than Harvey Cohen’s splendid new book. I hesitate to call it a biography, though it is that. It goes beyond biography, however, in its portrayal of crucial episodes in the development of the American music industry, of American race relations, and the place of jazz in American culture.”
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
The distinguished Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey has produced a powerful and virtuosic tribute to Frank Zappa. Harvey has created a suite that establishes him as an emerging composer of piano music.
Phil Treloar has contributed to past issues of extempore and his work can also be found on the Kimnara website. When we asked Phil if he’d like to contribute to our Top 5 | 2010 highlights, he instead sent us five new pieces from his Recollections series…
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.
The Melbourne weather may have been cold but my spirit was made as warm as toast by these two remarkable musicians and their music-making. I await with patient anticipation, our next opportunity to play.