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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Barton: Aspirations

Read "Aspirations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Australian vocalist Tom Barton aspires to blur the lines between genres on this debut. Electronic and acoustic thoughts merge and co-exist beautifully, improvisational elements are born around concrete expressions, and in the middle of it all sits Barton, putting his poetry in motion with beautifully clear-headed vocals.

While the gist of many an ...

Lisa Young Quartet: Grace

Read "Grace" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Lisa Young Quartet released their third and fourth recordings in close proximity to one another. Of The Eternal Pulse (Self Produced, 2012), colleague Ian Patterson observes of the Melbourne-native Young's influences,

“Young--a student of south Indian music for many years--has developed a hybrid improvisational style that combines the rhythmic contours of konnakol ...

Lisa Young Quartet: The Eternal Pulse

Read "The Eternal Pulse" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Melbourne jazz singer Lisa Young has been a mainstay of the Australian jazz scene for over two decades, whether leading quartets or as a member of Coco's Lunch, the award winning a cappella group she co-founded in the mid-1990s. The Eternal Pulse--her fourth album as leader--marries konnakol with Young's personal take on vocal improvisation in an ...