Jonathan Zwartz

Mooroolbark

Barney McAll, with Julien Wilson, Stephen Magnusson, Jonathan Zwartz, Simon Barker, Mino Cinelu, and Shannon Barnett
Jazz
ABC Jazz 473 1260
www.abcmusic.com.au
Reviewed by , August 1st, 2015

One of our most engaging pianists, Barney McAll is currently working in Australia as the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Resident Composer (he is usually based in New York). McAll’s touch is unmistakable: a combination of the incredible force with which he performs (I’ve never seen someone play the piano so hard), his beautifully contorted harmonic language, and… continue reading »


The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air

Jonathan Zwartz
Jazz
Self-release
http://jonathanzwartz.com
Reviewed by , October 1st, 2015

With The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air, Sydney double bassist Jonathan Zwartz has produced another memorable collection of compositions, perhaps even better than his award-winning 2009 recording The Sea. The album features Barney McAll on piano, Phil Slater on trumpet, Julian Wilson on tenor saxophone, James Greening on trombone, Richard Maegraith on tenor saxophone… continue reading »


This Narrow Isthmus

Julien Wilson Quartet. With Wilson, tenor sax and clarinet; Barney McAll, piano; Allan Browne, drums; Jonathan Zwartz, double bass
Jazz
Lionsharecords LSR20154
Reviewed by , December 1st, 2015

Here is a band at the heart of Melbourne jazz – with a Sydney man who was once a new Zealander on double bass. Julien Wilson has another band with two Sydney players. They are all part of the underground of collaborators who rejoice in the fact that we have two major cities that are… continue reading »


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