“[Elysian Fields’] aim of creating a beautiful recording has well and truly been achieved, and once our lives return to some semblance of normality following the emergence of the virus that has shaken the world, ‘Fika’ will indeed bring people together.”
But of course, this is a band overflowing with imaginative musicians. Jenny Eriksson’s electric viola da gamba is the anchor around which the good ship Elysian Fields sails. She was clearly enjoying herself onstage, relaxed and on fire.
And what a band – all Hunter cohorts from many a gig, all entirely familiar with his body of work and with these particular works; and all entirely in tune with the spirit that drives this remarkable music: Andrew Gander on drums, Matt McMahon on keys and Matt Keegan on tenor and soprano.
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)
I returned to Australia totally inspired and two years later when I was given the opportunity to write my Freedman proposal the concept of an international collaborative partnership was the first thing that came to mind.