“This is unusually beautiful music… exceptionally expressive, finely articulated playing. All round.” (John Clare, australianjazz.net)
Thanks for saving me, Ms Green, from a fate worse than deaf.
Originally recorded by ABC Jazztrack over two separate sessions, Tinkly Tinkly is the follow up to the Green Septet’s debut album The Singing Fish and Other Short Stories (Jazzgroove Records, 2005)
The Freedman Jazz Fellowships provide Sydney audiences with a mini-festival each year that features music by artists hoping to bring their exciting projects to life. We talked to the 2012 finalists about their projects and what the Freedman means to them and to the broader jazz scene in Australia.
“I’m more influenced now by what my mates do or don’t do than someone on a record from across the seas.”
In 2011 the Freedman Fellowship finalists were Tom O’Halloran (piano/composer, Perth), Ben Vanderwal (drums, Perth/Melbourne), John Parker (Brisbane, drums) and Matt Keegan (saxophone/composer/director, Sydney). Read this Q&A with Evan Mannell
The overwhelming aesthetic is eclectic though this style-laden environment is anything but imitative other than when tongue-in-cheek, and in this some humor is brought to bear. This imaginative trio explores a clearly etched ethos; one I perceive of as trajectories within trajectories; a process of creating layered textures.