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Lisa Young Quartet: Grace

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The Lisa Young Quartet released their third and fourth recordings in close proximity to one another. Of The Eternal Pulse (Self Produced, 2012), colleague Ian Patterson observes of the Melbourne-native Young's influences, “Young--a student of south Indian music for many years--has developed a hybrid improvisational style that combines the rhythmic contours of konnakol with a keen melodic sensitivity that owes almost as much to Indian tradition as it does to jazz. ." On Grace, ...

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Lisa Young Quartet: The Eternal Pulse

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Melbourne jazz singer Lisa Young has been a mainstay of the Australian jazz scene for over two decades, whether leading quartets or as a member of Coco's Lunch, the award winning a cappella group she co-founded in the mid-1990s. The Eternal Pulse--her fourth album as leader--marries konnakol with Young's personal take on vocal improvisation in an all-acoustic setting, accompanied by some of Australia's top jazz musicians. Young is undoubtedly in fine voice on these original compositions, her silky vocals earning ...

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Take Five With Lisa Young

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Meet Lisa Young:Lisa Young is on a constant voyage of exploration and creation of vocal works using a diverse vocal language resonating from a personal sound bank aesthetic built over many years as an improvising singer.She performs and records with her jazz quartet, and with vocal and percussion group Coco's Lunch. Her most recent work, The Eternal Pulse, with her quartet, layers Indian elements, rhythmic textures and ensemble dialogue, integrating the art of konnakol. Her music ...