Not so long between sangrias next time, please amigos! The song Phronesis - Walking Dark (CD were made through a megaphone, the guitar amp was powered by solar panels and guitarist Julian Curwin wore thongs. It was all so sweetly organic, it made the afternoon time stand beautifully still. Too much daylight — Phronesis - Walking Dark (CD All the telepathic play and spiritual-empathic magic that lights up the album was here on stage tonight. In a Festival line-up luminescent with musical wonders, I can unreservedly say the Andrew Gander Band was the highlight for me — and I am sure many there would agree.
His five-piece group hit their jaw-dropping stride from the first note and ascended from there. Where to go from there? Thankfully the Sunday program offered sweet soul Album) in the form of Festival Guest Roger Manins and the original lineup of his soul-jazz champions, Hip Flask. Manins was also one of the drollest bandleaders of the Festival, his tongue popping almost through his cheek at times during his stage announcements….
By now saturated to the brim with music and fine merlot, I took one last rolling stroll down Chalmers Street, climbing the stairs to the Gaelic to bid the Festival adieu with Zoe Hauptmann and her Buttercups. Watching Ms Hauptmann leading her Buttercups up there, a question swam into my mind: Where were all the women musicians at the 4 th Summer Festival?
This is not a polemic point, nor is the question rhetoric; it is an honest query. The Con and other institutions turn out many many women musicians, musicians who have graduated alongside their male contemporaries, women musicians Phronesis - Walking Dark (CD are out there any night of the week paying as many gig dues as the guys.
So why, when you get to the highest levels of jazz in this country — such as the annual Jazzgroove Festival — are women so insignificantly spoken for?
It was that dire. After four days of wonderfully attended gigs by our best and brightest — and some performances that seriously deserve to pass into myth and legend — it is hard to believe that meeting ever took place.
But positive energy ruled that day — the vote was to go ahead — and that same positive energy ruled the 4 th Jazzgroove Summer Festival.
Published January on australianjazz. New Zealand pianist and composer Steve Barry has been living and performing in Sydney since On the strength of his eponymous debut album, Steve BarryI get the feeling we will have to do as we did with the Finn brothers and Rusty Crowe and any other frighteningly talented Kiwi and willingly refer to him as the Australian pianist and composer Steve Barry.
The album really is that good. In a world of astounding soloists yes, those 14 year old YouTube Yardbirds what seems to set the finest jazz apart is the communication and empathy between interacting players.
The trio of Barry, Alex Boneham and the always elevating Tim Firth truly have that spooky rapport, that twined-consciousness that leads to great things. Morgan shines on this track, snaky and biting. It is hard to conceive that Steve Barry is his first album as a leader. I eagerly await the next twenty or so. You have been on the scene for a few years now.
What was the spark that led to this album? Having said that the instigator was really facing a few months overseas in the middle of the year and being largely away from a piano, as well as Alex living in Italy for most of the year.
Even though your playing has a nicely original voice, I can hear Keith Jarrett in there as well as others. Sure, Keith has been a huge influence. Herbie Hancock is huge for me to, especially with Miles in the 60s. Check it out! They are great players, but what did you see in Alex Boneham and Tim Firth that would fit your music so well?
Alex and I met at the Sydney Con when I moved over in and have been playing together a lot since then. Featured Albums. Tri-Cycle By Alex Album) buy. Shelly Berg piano. Shop Amazon.
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The downloaded files belong to you, without any usage limit. You can download them as many times as you like. Download the Qobuz apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, and listen to your purchases wherever you go. A founding father of soul, whose career spanned half a century, Ray Charles cannot be reduced to a handful of famous hits. He is above all the master of the high-end musical crossover that makes an art of mixing genres, approaching one to better embrace the other.
Ray Charles secularised gospel, enriched the blues, played jazz, sang country and approached rock'n'roll. Let's take a look back at his unique style based on the five listed here. At the start of his busy career Keith Jarrett spent seven years carrying out all manner of crazy experiments with his American Quartet.
Between the years of andthe pianist, alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian and Dewey Redman ran some kind of mad laboratory in which the genres of hard bop, free-jazz, world and avant-garde would all come together. A spontaneous and interesting time worth rediscovering. Jazzwise wrote "Performing in-the-round and playing like men possessed, the music felt like their most complete artistic statement to date — a fine mix of their incendiary grooves, memorable melodic hooks and spellbinding interaction.
The band marked their ten year anniversary with a tour of Ireland, dates in Germany and Switzerland, a sold-out Pitch Black show at Cheltenham Jazz Festival then back to Canada. With the release of their sixth album Parallax in springthey toured Europe, with an album release at London's seat Cadogan Hall. The Guardian enthused "Phronesis did their reputation as a killer live band no harm at all with this powerful show.
Among many enthusiastic reviews, one reviewer wrote "So incredibly rich in play and timbre. An album to discover again and again and to amaze you. On 11 Februarythe band announced that, from the end ofPhronesis would be taking an "extended break" to allow the members to pursue their own individual projects.
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