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Jazz @ The Pav comes to Bondi this Autumn

Jazz @ The Pav comes to Bondi this Autumn

Building on a long history of jazz in Bondi, Jazz @ The Pav will be a month long celebration of jazz music featuring a star studded line-up of Sydneys finest musicians including Matt McMahon Trio featuring Virna Sanzone, Sirens Big Band, The catholics and the Greasy Chicken Orchestra. Read More »

The Voyage of Matt McMahon

The Voyage of Matt McMahon

'If you're going to do anything in life you just have to say, "Well, I've just got to make my little patch of garden over here", and if I'm improvising, try and be faithful from one moment to the next. That's all I can try and do, otherwise you go crazy.' Read More »

Album review: The Voyage of Mary and William (Matt McMahon) by John Hardaker

Album review: The Voyage of Mary and William (Matt McMahon) by John Hardaker

The Voyage of Mary and William is Matt McMahon’s first recording of solo piano improvisation. In his illuminating liner notes to the CD, he describes the piano – a machine of wood, ivory and wire he remains obviously still smitten by – as 'this wondrous invention'. The same descriptor could be applied to The Voyage of Mary and William. It is all invention and, yes, it is pretty bloody wondrous. Read More »

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues – souvenir postcards

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues – souvenir postcards

extempore and the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues have collaborated with National Jazz Award winners from every year of the festival since it began. The result is this eclectic set of souvenir postcards from some of our most creative musicians. Read More »

Album review: The Monash Sessions (Vince Jones) by John Shand

Album review: The Monash Sessions (Vince Jones) by John Shand

what a brilliant idea it was to invite Jones to join the list of distinguished guest artists to record with students at Monash University's Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. What insights for those with the wit and empathy to understand that what was on the table was not a master-class in music or singing or anything so mundane. No this was much more important: a master-class in artistry, which is to say a lesson in life. Read More »

Album review: Cosmos (Steve Hunter) by John Hardaker

Album review: Cosmos (Steve Hunter) by John Hardaker

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. Read More »

Q&A: Mutiny Music (Rick Robertson & Baecastuff)

Q&A: Mutiny Music (Rick Robertson & Baecastuff)

In the lead-up to Baecastuff’s performance of Mutiny Music on January 29 2104 at Sydney’s 505, John Hardaker asked Rick a few questions about this remarkable suite of music. Read More »

Interview: John Mackey

Interview: John Mackey

My brother, Carl Mackey, a sensational saxophonist, and I, grew up listening to the sounds of jazz. When everybody else was listening to Molly Meldrum’s Countdown in the 1970’s we were listening to John Coltrane’s 'Countdown'. My father gave me John Coltrane’s 1957 album, 'Rise and Shine', aged 8, and this transformed my life... Read More »