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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

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Tim Buckley: Live At The Troubadour 1969

Read "Live At The Troubadour 1969" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

For an artist whose recording career spanned less than ten years, Tim Buckley seemed to get a lot done. From 1966's self titled debut, to Look At The Fool, his final album released in 1974, Buckley's oeuvre is as broad as it is varied. Ever the experimental troubadour, no other singer of the time was capable ...

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MoFrancesco Quintetto: Kucheza

Read "Kucheza" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

Jazz has certainly come a long way since its early beginnings, whose free spirit and richness of form means that one could easily spend a whole lifetime marvelling at its infinite variety. And none more so than on Kucheza, the MoFrancesco Quintetto's sublime and engaging new album. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, European jazz doesn't get any ...

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Miles Davis: Panthalassa: The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974

Read "Panthalassa: The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

For anyone unfamiliar with his work, Bill Laswell is something of a producer's producer, who has worked with a wide array of artists ranging from John Lydon to Whitney Houston (though not on the same record one would assume). At some point Laswell miraculously managed to convince the powers that be to hand over copies of ...

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Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen: Poetry For The Beat Generation

Read "Poetry For The Beat Generation" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

Jack Kerouac is most famous for his iconic novel On the Road, a book which helped define an entire generation of drifters, hitchhikers, poets and musicians (although not exclusively in that order), all of whom Kerouac collectively coined as “The Beat Generation." Upon publication in 1957, On the Road was celebrated by The New York Times ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Down Under, Streaming Is Up, Downloads Are Down

Down Under, Streaming Is Up, Downloads Are Down

In an extension of a music industry consumer trend seen in the United States, it seems our neighbors to the south are embracing the streaming age, as Australians increasingly eschew CDs and downloads in exchange for streaming. Guest post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora  OK, not a big surprise here. Over the last two years, more Australians are ...

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John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia: Friday Night in San Francisco

Read "Friday Night in San Francisco" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

On 5th December, 1980, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucia were two months into what had so far been an extremely successful and creative tour. Even just the concept itself was intriguing--three guitarists, and acoustic to boot! With not a drummer, percussionist, or bassist in sight. The sheer novelty of it all. Recorded ...

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Refraction: Inerrant Space

Read "Inerrant Space" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Refraction is an Australian piano trio led by drummer Chris Broomhead, who also composed most of the music. He is joined by pianist Brenton Foster (who contributes two tunes) and double bassist Jordan Tarento. Inerrant Space definitely does not sound like a “drummer's album." It's very much a group sound, as the collective group name implies. ...