“The greatest challenge is doing something different with standards that still feels natural. I think we achieved it on this album. We were very open and just tried to play like ourselves with no judgment.”
Jamie Oehlers: “Everything we do is enveloped in the arts, from the music we hear on the radio, the television shows we watch, the community events that draw people together, the phone we put in our hand. Art is all around us and inspires new thought and communication. This is how we create an identity as a national – not through digging up coal.”
Gemma Farrell returns to Australia after completing her Masters at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her return coincides with he release of debut CDs of The Gemma Farrell Group and Say What?!, a hard-bop quartet with Hammond organ.