Gian Slater sings Belinda Moody’s ‘Sleepy Head’

‘Slumber’ was written by Belinda Moody in 2000, along with a group of other beautiful songs which she performed in a few select concerts for the Melbourne International Womens Jazz festival and Melbourne Jazz Cooperative. Belinda arranged the tunes for piano trio, string quartet and voices; other tunes in the set featured Alison Wedding on voice, sometimes solo and sometimes in duet with Gian Slater.

In the compositions one can hear Moody’s origins in classical violin and double bass, as well as her love of and skill within the jazz idiom. Belinda left Australia to play at the renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London in 1990, before settling in Amsterdam for a period. In the mid ’90s, she commenced a ten-year collaboration with the Jeremy Monteiro Trio in Asia. After some years living in Japan, Belinda now resides in New Orleans, USA. She has performed with an international cast of jazz luminaries including James Moody, Leroy Jones, Ernie Watts and Terumasa Hino.

Filmed by Kostas Metaxas at BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne.