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Quentin Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Australian jazz guitarist Quentin Angus has a more complicated back story than most. Based in New York City since 2010 (where he is Associate Professor of Music for the City University of New York), he appears here on a German record label. He leads an empathetic trio with bassist Sam Anning and busy drummer Ari Hoenig. ...

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Quentin Bryan Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Barry O'Sullivan

Keeping 'in stride' on his journey from Eden Valley, South Australia, guitarist/composer Quentin Angus hasn't batted an eyelid since arriving in the world's Mecca for jazz in 2010. Angus is an Associate Professor of Music for the City University of New York, teaches several courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and holds a PhD (Phrasing ...

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Quentin Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Quentin Angus comes across as the kind of player who's seemingly absorbed everything in developing a repertoire--one whose extensive study lets him draw on any style and throw out familiar licks on a whim. Here we have soft electric tones worthy of Grant Green crossed with the expansive compositional smarts of Pat Metheny. Fleet lines and ...

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Quentin Angus: Perception

Read "Perception" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Quentin Angus, a multi-award-winning Australian guitarist, follows up his 2011 debut recording, Retrieval Structure, with the ambitious Perception. Born in 1987, he still clocks in as a “young" artist, but his music is strikingly mature. An apt comparison is the monumentally talented guitarist Pat Metheny, with a broad vision and a penchant for grand statements and ...

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Matthew Sheens: Every Eight Seconds

Read "Every Eight Seconds" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Debut recordings can sometimes suffer from a little too much subservience to the jazz cannon, as musicians perhaps wish to stamp their jazz credentials from the get go, or as is the case with Australian-born, New York-based pianist Matthew Sheens' Every Eight Seconds they can announce a refreshingly personal voice. Sheen--a former student of pianists Fred ...