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Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

“When you’re playing with someone you admire, you might be worried if they’re enjoying what you’re playing - or if you might not live up to their expectations”. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

REVIEW: Tim Willis & The End – Night and Day

REVIEW: Tim Willis & The End – Night and Day

Yet, despite the expanded palette of harmonies and timbres afforded by the larger band, Willis keeps a firm hand on the tiller throughout – his characteristic minimalistic and repetitive touches are all here, as well as the timbral and melodic surprises which playfully dent and scratch the sheen of his music. Read More »

Irvin Mayfield: “All jazz is modern”

Irvin Mayfield: “All jazz is modern”

Last time Dee Dee Bridgewater was in Melbourne, she had everybody in the audience forming what is now remembered as the most legendary conga line in the history of jazz. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but the truth is that she set the bar pretty high up and her return is having everyone excited, not least of all because ... Read More »

Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s sax appeal

Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s sax appeal

The reports were true. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock are among us, walking in the streets of Melbourne, even checking out Bopstretch’s electifying-as-usual performance at the Uptown Jazz Cafe. Their sold-out concerts are, of course, the highlights of this year’s edition of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, accounting for its labeling as pianocentric. Though it’s true that the Festival can boast for ... Read More »

Stefano Bollani: “I want to be surprised”

Stefano Bollani: “I want to be surprised”

"My goal is to go onstage not having decided anything. This way I can go out and play a chord that I wasn't expecting. And if I don't like it, I drop it. It's all about being open and being in the moment." Read More »