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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 »


Haveli

Post by , July 1st, 2014

An increasing number of Australian jazz musicians are seeking to move beyond the association with American jazz that was their inheritance, instead establishing a more distinctive local identity through collaborations with regional neighbours in the Asia-Pacific. The Australian Art Orchestra’s pioneering collaboration with Guru Kaaraikudi Mani’s Sruthi Laya Ensemble in 1996, and Simon Barker’s work… continue reading »


The Migration

Stu Hunter (piano) with Cameron Undy (acoustic and electric bass), Simon Barker (drums and percussion), Carl Dewhurst (guitars), Matt Keegan (tenor and baritone sax, alto clarinet), Julien Wilson (tenor sax, bass clarinet, clarinet), James Greening (trombone, pocket trumpet, tuba), Phil Slater (trumpet) and vocalists Katie Noonan (on Twelve Stages of Freedom) and Tina Harrod
Jazz
Habitat (habitat1601)
stuthehunter.com
Reviewed by , February 1st, 2016

A luxurious, various and vital opus from Sydney pianist Stu Hunter. Featuring performances from the best of Australian jazz – Cameron Undy (acoustic and electric bass), Simon Barker (drums and percussion), Carl Dewhurst (guitars), Matt Keegan (tenor and baritone sax, alto clarinet), Julien Wilson (tenor sax, bass clarinet, clarinet), James Greening (trombone, pocket trumpet, tuba),… continue reading »


Tinkly Tinkly

Jess Green’s Bright Sparks
Jazz
Yum Yum Tree Records (YYTR007)
www.jessgreen.com.au
Reviewed by , February 1st, 2015

Tinkly Tinkly is the second release by Sydney guitarist and vocalist Jess Green. Despite the size of Green’s band (eight players), the music here is mobile, often full of light, dark when it wants to be, and strikingly diverse. I put the openness and agility of this album down to great arranging: the players are… continue reading »


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