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Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker, Chris Hale, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater & Clayton Thomas, as well as the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara! Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire's debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self- released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche's self-titled 2016 debut

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Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Read "Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed" reviewed by John Kelman

The consequences of change in the music industry have been predicted for some time now but, with far too many blinkered deniers, it's had to begin approaching critical mass before being recognized for what it is: the commoditization and devaluation of music that has led to increasing challenges for musicians looking to maintain any kind of ...

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Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Cinque will be on a Worldwide Tour this year and the next, with performances in: Australia Friday, Sept 7, Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, Sept 8, Wharf, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Wednesday, Sept 12, Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Mexico Wednesday, Nov. 6 Instalaciones del ITESO Guadalajara, Mexico Sydney Adelaide Elio Villafranca voted: DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard and 4.5-star ...

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Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders) is touring his latest Jazz album Viata across Australia & New Zealand July 26th-August 3rd with Alister Spence & Paul Derricott. Special guests in each city will include Julien Wilson, James Muller & Roger Manins. Eamon is best known for his previous albums with The ...

Eamon Dilworth

Eamon Dilworth, whose trumpet “sometimes carries a blast of the raucous vibrancy associated with Balkan Gypsies or Spanish bullfight bands” (Sydney Morning Herald) has established himself as a trumpeter, creative musician & manager with regular performances across Europe, Australia & New Zealand alongside musicians from the far reaches of the genre-spectrum from improvised to mainstream-pop music. His collaborations extend from leading Tiny Hearts & The Dilworths, across to performing alongside seasoned jazz players Dale Barlow, James Muller & The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, his contemporaries Paul Derricott, Steve Barry, Dave Jackson & Alex Boneham, Internationally as a guest with Nigel Kennedy (UK) and outside of jazz with Guy Sebastian with Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Mauboy, The Beautiful Girls & Caravana Sun. These have lead to performances at prestigious venues :: Porgy & Bess (Vienna Austria), George Enescu Museum (Bucharest, Romania), The Ellington (Perth), Sydney Opera House, Bennetts Lane (Melbourne) Festivals :: North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreax Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Splendour in the Grass, Arrifana Surf Festival (Portugal) TV :: X Factor Grand Final, Sunrise, ARIAS (Jess Mauboy) Today Show (Guy Sebastian) Eamon has released three albums as a leader & co-leader: The Dilworths (2009) Tiny Hearts – Alluvium (2014) VIATA (2018) Education :: Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Private study with :: Laurie Frink, Brian Lynch, Lew Soloff, Ambrose Akinmusire and Jim Rotundi,Phil Slater, Warwick Alder, Scott Tinkler, Judy Bailey, Mike Nock, Bob Coassin Dale Barlow, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen, Kenny Werner, John Taylor & Lionel Loueke. Eamon’s musical journey began in 1995 learning trumpet and later brief pursuits in Violin, French Horn and Double Bass

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet: Elevenses

Read "Elevenses" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Australian, Daevid Allen was one of the original progressive rock wizards who founded Soft Machine and Gong, nestled within the British Canterbury movement and beyond. Sadly, he passed away on March 13, 2016. Elevenses will stand-- barring any reissues from the vault--as his final album and the second release by his Weird Quartet.

Allen's ...

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Alister Spence: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Alister Spence Trio: Live is, apparently, this Australian group's sixth recording. Sadly, the others have passed me by and pianist Alister Spence only recently crossed my CD deck in the company of Scottish saxophonist / improviser Raymond MacDonald. To be honest, much contemporary piano trio jazz--EST, Brad Mehldau, The Necks--bores me. Perhaps unfairly so but to ...

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Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13-19, 2016 and Japan: January 23-30

Pianist Fujii Performs Solo and Duo Concert with Alister Spence January 13 in Glebe Two-trumpet ensemble Kaze unleashes storm of inventive sound with performances in Australia and Japan including jny: Sydney, jny: Melbourne, Kobe and jny: Tokyo “One of the most musically dynamic and intense “jazz" sets of the year… If you think you can imagine what ...

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The Necks: Vertigo

Read "Vertigo" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Permit me a moment on a soapbox. Improvisation is merely a process, just as composition is a process. It is simply a way to organize sound. There are no imperatives, no agendas. Just spontaneity and interaction. Contrary to what's been drilled into your head over the years, improvisation doesn't necessitate “harsh" or “abrasive" sounds. In the ...

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The Necks: Vertigo

Read "Vertigo" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Necks don't swing. Since they are sometimes described as an “experimental jazz trio," it seems best to just put that on the table at the outset. I hesitate to call their music “free improvisation," as well, because of the abrasive, dissonant qualities so often found in that music--which doesn't describe The Necks at all. What ...