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Remembering Allan Browne

Remembering Allan Browne

The line up includes Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll, Bob Sedergreen, Andrea Keller, Julien Wilson, Sam Anning, Eugene Ball, Tamara Murphy, Phil Noy, Geoff Kluke, Maddison Carter and Margie Lou Dyer. Read More »

Andrea Keller: “Transients foster a collaborative approach to music making”

Andrea Keller: “Transients foster a collaborative approach to music making”

The idea was to foster a collaborative approach to the music making and invite the other musicians to contribute their compositions and favourite tunes as well, rather than me having complete control over the repertoire (as was the case in the Andrea Keller Quartet). By opening things up like this, there’s diversity to the music that otherwise wouldn’t exist to the same degree. Read More »

The 2016 Australian Jazz Bell Awards shortlist

The 2016 Australian Jazz Bell Awards shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Australian Jazz "BELL" Awards has been officially announced. This year's crop has been extraordinary, with many great albums submitted in the competition. The amount of talent in this list is overwhelming, and it is bound to make the work of the judges very hard Read More »

REVIEW: Julien Wilson Quartet – This Narrow Isthmus

REVIEW: Julien Wilson Quartet – This Narrow Isthmus

One of the aspects I have always enjoyed in Wilson’s music is his impressionistic side – even though a player who resonates with the deep history of the art form, he never baulks at going where the music takes him, whether an un-jazz place or not. Read More »

Allan Browne 1944-2015

Allan Browne 1944-2015

jazz i write in public (with others) our tangled arcs threaded on grammar, are screeching chalks or a sea of question marks   (“conjuror”, extempore 2012) Read More »

Album review: Paul Williamson Live

Album review: Paul Williamson Live

Live (Jazzhead) Paul Williamson Quartet Review by Samuel Cottell Trumpeter Paul Williamson has an incredible ability to create diverse musical landscapes with other performers. His previous album, Connect Four, saw him engage with four different pianists and create some exciting music. In the follow up to Connect Four, The Paul Williamson Quartet: LIVE (his ninth album) explores collective improvisation, in intricate detail. ... Read More »

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

“did you define love john coltrane when you wrote ‘one up, one down’ even years ago when your raw aggression first trauma’d my ears i wondered. or did you define it later with ‘a love supreme’ your perfectly balanced love chant perhaps you got it right at rainy newport, where you spoke of stormy balance i still wonder.” This is ... Read More »

AAO 20th Anniversary Concert Series 5-7 November 2014

AAO 20th Anniversary Concert Series 5-7 November 2014

20Up sees the AAO return to the place of its first concert: the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. A total of twenty-five musicians will perform a range of works from Ringing the Bell Backwards, the first work written for the AAO by Founding AD Paul Grabowsky which premiered at Malthouse in 1994; Passion, which is the AAO’s take on Bach’s St Matthew Passion; Testimony, Sandy Evans’ extraordinary tribute to Charlie Parker; Struttin’, Eugene Ball’s impressionistic take on Louis Armstrong, and a brand new commission from young composer, Austin Buckett called Virtuoso Pause. Read More »

Festival review: Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014

Festival review: Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014

Over the 10 day duration of the festival I'd encountered orthodox jazz rhythms, experimental jazz and music that you could argue was not jazz at all. Had I selected a different schedule of artists, I may have had a totally different festival experience altogether, such was the variety of shows on offer. Read More »