Hugh Barrett

Big Sea

Arrow. Paul Derricott, drums; Hugh Barrett, piano; Dale Gorfinkel, vibes; Simon Ferenci, trumpet; Mike Majkowski, bass
Jazz
Jazzgroove JGR057
www.paulderricott.com
Reviewed by , July 1st, 2015

We live in an age where diversity is the key to a successful and happy life as a jazz/contemporary musician. Consider then, the challenge for such musicians when the time comes to release a debut recording: How does a diverse player represent her/himself on a single recorded artefact? For some, the problem results in a… continue reading »


Fiddes vs Tinkler

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra. Andy Fiddes – composer and conductor; Scott Tinkler – trumpet soloist; David Theak – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet; Aaron Michael – alto saxophone, flute; Evan Harris – tenor saxophone, flute; Matt Keegan – tenor saxophone, alto clarinet; Nick Bowd – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Darryl Carthew – trumpet, flugelhorn; Dane Laboyrie – trumpet, flugelhorn; Ray Cassar – trumpet, flugelhorn; Simon Ferenci – trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Panichi – trombone; Eleanor Shearer – trombone; Ben Gurton – trombone; Justin Kearin – Bass trombone; Carl Morgan – guitar; Hugh Barrett – piano; Tom Botting – contrabass; Jamie Cameron – drums and cymbals
Big Band, Jazz, Music
Rattle Records, New Zealand
www.rattlerecords.net
Reviewed by , April 1st, 2016

At first the idea of the musical union of trumpeter Scott Tinkler and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra might appear a little incongruous. One might wonder how Tinkler, whose music sits on the more ‘free’ side of the improvised music spectrum, might work within an ensemble that operates, of necessity, within defined, somewhat inflexible structures. The… continue reading »


The Denominators

The Denominators. Paul Derricott, drums; Brendan Clarke, bass; Hugh Barrett, rhodes; Dave Jackson, saxophone. Guest: James Muller, guitar
Jazz
Self-release
www.paulderricott.com
Reviewed by , December 1st, 2015

I am reticent to generalise, but I am confident that many of you will agree that the notion of excitement in music has something to do with the relationship between accuracy and risk. While we like to hear music that is executed with precision, perfection is not the end-goal. While this is arguably true of… continue reading »


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