Gian Slater

Seasons of Love

Gian Slater, Eddie Perfect, Tony Gould and Graeme Lyall
Jazz
Move MD 3365
Reviewed by , April 1st, 2015

Jazz musicians have been recording with strings for some time now. Though dance bands of the 1940s often employed small string sections, it was the albums of the 1950s featuring the most prominent instrumentalists of the day – Parker, Clifford, Dizzy, Wes – that truly established the tradition in which Seasons of Love sits. While… continue reading »


Still Still. Gian Slater

Gian Slater Trio. Gian Slater, voice and compositions, Nathan Slater, guitar, Chris Hale, bass guitar
Jazz
Which Way Music WWM 020
Reviewed by , September 1st, 2015

Some years ago, I heard tracks from a feature album on ABC Radio National by Gian Slater, a then-recent graduate of the jazz course at the Victorian College of the Arts. At that time, I had just been working with a number of students from VCA at the Hawkesbury National Fiddle Festival. The wonderful staff… continue reading »


To Sail, To Sing

Nat Bartsch Trio
Jazz
Self-release NBT001
Reviewed by , February 1st, 2015

‘What about the serenity?!’ Darryl Kerrigan’s enthusiasm for tranquility came to mind while I was listening to this disc. Pianist/leader Nat Bartsch drops notes of melody into the silence like drops of water onto the calm surface of a pond. Even when the rhythm turns rocky, as in the track called Let’s Go Little Dude,… continue reading »


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