Archie Roach joins the Australian Art Orchestra for Passion at the Melbourne Recital Centre, March 2009. Soloists: Piano – Paul Grabowsky, Voice – Archie Roach
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 Tom O’Halloran
Read our recent review of On a Clear Day, the Jamie Oehlers / Paul Grabowsky Jazzhead release of jazz standards. Review by Peter Kenneally.
There are two approaches usually taken to standards: either a polite respectful caressing, which tries to leach the banality out of the old chestnut, or a gut busting ‘I can make any tune do anything I want’ assault. This recording ignores both, and goes its own way right from the start…