Bernie McGann – a unique voice passes

We were sad to hear that Bernie McGann passed away last night in hospital. Farewell to an original voice in Australian music.

clr-2012-Bernie-McGann-800-marc-bongersIn a review of McGann’s 2012 CD Wending, John Clare recently said:

One day Paul Grabowsky told me, ‘You know I’ve thought about this quite a bit and I’ve come to the conclusion that Bernie McGann is one of the great alto players of all time.’ It is what I think also.

Many would agree.

Reviews and samples of Bernie’s music on this site:

Album review by John Clare: Wending (Bernie McGann Quartet)

CJP Review: Legend and Wunderkind – Bern McGann and Andy Butler

The Droste Effect: McGann’s Double Dutch?

Friday Video: Andrea Keller Quartet with Bernie McGann @ Uptown

Friday Video: Bern McGann Quartet at the Sound Lounge 2011