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Charlie Munro

Charlie Munro was jazz reedist and flautist born in New Zealand but based chiefly out of Australia. Munro moved to Sydney when he was 21, and played in the bands of Myer Norman and Wally Parks in addition to work as a sideman on various nightclub, theater, and ship gigs. He served in the military during World War II, then worked with Wally Norman at the Roosevelt nightclub in Sydney. He played with Bob Gibson in 1950, then joined the Australian Broadcasting Commission's dance band in 1954, continuing to work with the group through 1976 as a composer, performer, and arranger. He worked extensively with Bryce Rohde in the 1960s, participating in many of Rohde's Australian jazz experiments

Eastern Horizons

Label: Votary
Released: 2009
Track listing: Islamic Suite; Arch's Groove; Malahari Raga; David; Japanese Love Song; Minimum; When I Look At You; Raised Eyebrows.

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Charlie Munro: Eastern Horizons

Read "Eastern Horizons" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The statement that jazz music has universal appeal is a well-worn cliché, but like most, a very true one. This is no more evident than in Eastern Horizons, a long out-of-print classic from Australian cellist and multi-reed player Charlie Munro, now available on CD. Recorded in 1967, it is considered to be a landmark of Australian ...

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Label: Magneoton
Released: 1969


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