In a series of performances in partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the NGV comes alive after dark with the eclectic sounds of jazz during this season of NGV Friday Nights. The late-night art and music series runs alongside the NGVs Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 15 June to 5 October 2018 at NGV International. T
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.
Review by Peter Kenneally: “It’s all driven along by and part of the rhythmic net around it: when this happens, and it does often, the album draws you in and entrances you.”
The rhythm section, Ben Robertson on bass and Tony Floyd on drums, create every mood you need, from dancesway strollswagger on ‘Walk On By’ to a barely there susurrus on ‘Alfie’ and ‘I just don’t know what to do with myself’.
Standing outside Joe Chindamo’s front door, in a leafy Melbourne suburb, I am a little nervous. If he could be so upset about what a reviewer said or didn’t say, are me and my mini-disk going to be in for a difficult half hour?