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Rodric White

Rodric White was a finalist in the 1999 National Australian Jazz Piano Competition and is a graduate of the Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies Course (NSW Conservatorium of Music) where he majored in Music Arranging and Jazz Piano, and studied Classical Piano with Gerard Willems (Judge of the Sydney International Piano Competition and ABC Recording Artist). For two years, Rodric completed an intensive course of private study with leading Sydney Pianist and Jazz Educator, Bobby Gebert. Rodric has served as pianist and music director for International vocalists Nicki Parrott (USA), Patricia Ségui (France), Marilane De Mello (Brazil), Rachel Delgado (Chile) and 2015 finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition (USA) / winner Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship Liam Burrows, and performed with leading Australian musicians such as Emma Pask, Virna Sanzone Dale Barlow, Phil Slater, John Morrison, Andrew Dickeson, Brett Hirst & Andy Firth

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Dan Papirany Releases New Solo Album

Pianist Dan Papirany Releases New Solo Album

Pianist Dan Papirany's new album entitled Solo was recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. It features Papirany on piano playing standards and original tunes. The album was recorded over three separate sessions in April and May 2017 and is now available via digital downloads through cdbaby.com. Dan's approach on this occasion is the usage of melodic lines of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ingrid James and Alexis Tcholakian Trio: Trajectoire

Read "Trajectoire" reviewed by Barry O'Sullivan

Trajectorie is a collaboration between the French pianist composer Alexis Tcholakian and the Queensland based vocalist Ingrid James. Their paths crossed in France when she was performing in a jny: Paris jazz club when he approached her to write lyrics to some of his melodies as part of a vocal project with other singers in France. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ingrid James: Trajectoire

Read "Trajectoire" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Australian vocalist and lyricist Ingrid James has collaborated with French pianist Alexis Tcholakian's trio for her fifth album, Trajectoire. The collaboration works well, creating a sophisticated collection of songs with depth and beauty.

Tcholakian's trio--bassist Simon Teboul and drummer Thierry Tardieu--is augmented by additional musicians from time to time. Flute, guitar, flugelhorn and saxophone ...

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Don Rader Quintet: Odyssey

Read "Odyssey" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While listening recently to the album Voyage (SWR, 2006) by Don Menza with Germany's SWR Big Band, my ear was drawn to a marvelous flugelhorn solo on the ballad “Where Are You?" I glanced at the tray to see who was playing. It was Don Rader--and it was no surprise. Rader is one of those remarkably ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ralph Pyl's Sydney All-Star Big Band: Pyldriver

Read "Pyldriver" reviewed by Jack Bowers

"It's hard to write liner notes for an album like this," Australian superstar James Morrison says about Pyldriver, the second recording by trumpeter Ralph Pyl's superlative Sydney All-Star Big Band. It's hard to review it too. Where does one begin--with the picturesque and persuasive charts, the precise and powerful ensemble work, the sharp and sinewy rhythm ...

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Tim Wilson Trio: Sorry, Pardon, What?

Read "Sorry, Pardon, What?" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

The core of Sorry, Pardon, What? is the three part suite that opens the disc. A palpable sense of movement persists through the sections. “Part 1" opens with a fanfare that recalls Ornette Coleman before it proceeds to sail along with a jittery momentum. The ominous drone of Ben Robertson's bowed bass heralds “Part 2," the ...