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Alister Spence

Alister is recognized as one of Australia’s most original, distinctive contemporary jazz pianists/composers. With a performing and composing career spanning more than 25 years, his wide-ranging talents have led him to perform with and compose for some of the world’s most respected artists in the areas of contemporary music, improvisation, film and theatre. In recent years he has devoted his energy to writing and performing with his trio, The Alister Spence Trio with Lloyd Swanton (the Necks) on double bass and Toby Hall (formerly with pianist, Mike Nock) drums and glockenspiel. This celebrated group has recorded six CDs (Rufus Records and Alister Spence Music [ASM]) and has a growing international reputation. Their most recent CD, Not Everything But Enough (ASM005, 2017) was listed in Top 10 Jazz Releases 2017, Music Magazine Japan and "Honorary Mention Best of 2017" in New York City Jazz Record

Whirlpool

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Disc 1: (Re)new; (Back)water;(Un)seen; (Dis)similarity; (For)gone; (Inter)relate; (Some)where; (En)folded; (Over)tonal; (En)circle; (Two)fold; (Pre)text. Disc 2: (Over)taken; (Well)spring; (Under)standing; (Wide)spread; (Re)set; (Some)what; (Re)animate; (Sub)stance; (Un)likely; (Up)ended; (For)see.

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Charlotte Greve, Lynn Cassiers, Federica Michisanti & Camila Nebbia

Read "Charlotte Greve, Lynn Cassiers, Federica Michisanti & Camila Nebbia" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

These days no one should be surprised at the quantity of highly talented women instrumentalists active in the current jazz and creative music scene. They come from all over the globe, and this episode casts the spotlight on some with current new releases: New York-based German saxophonist Charlotte Greve (The Choir Invisible), Belgian singer and keyboardist ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Billy Mohler, Mat Walerian, Larry Ochs, Aram Shelton, Alister Spence and More

Read "Billy Mohler, Mat Walerian, Larry Ochs, Aram Shelton, Alister Spence and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I was so taken by bassist Billy Mohler's playing with the Dan Rosenboom Quartet which opens this show, I had to go find Mohler's music. He's featured in the third hour. Also featured are a bunch of great new releases: multi-reedist Mat Walerian with a superb band of Matthew Shipp, William Parker and Hamid Drake, saxophonists ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alister Spence: Whirlpool

Read "Whirlpool" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Australian jazz pianist and composer Alister Spence has led his own trio for twenty years, picking up regional ARIA best jazz album nominations for Flux (2003), and Mercury (2006), both on the Rufus label. Spence has led the ensembles Clarion Fracture Zone and Wanderlust and was an early member of the Australian Art Orchestra. He is ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 7

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 7" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The immuno-booster series continues, and confirms its wide-ranging nature. In this seventh installment the selections range from Stevie Wonder to Mahalia Jackson, passing through Myra Melford, Lyle Mays, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, John Coltrane, The Weather Report and Lea Bertucci, who surprisingly seems to take off where Jacobus Gallus left a few hundred years earlier. Mina ...

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Imagine Meeting You Here 1

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Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 9:53

Heart/Noise

Label: hellosQuare Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing: Varispeed; Heart/Noise; Immolate Dub; Winter Sleepers; The River Wound; Birds Flutter in Crisp Air; Fours and Sevens.

Imagine Meeting You Here

Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Imagine Meeting You Here 1 (Imagine); Imagine Meeting You Here 2 (Meeting); Imagine Meeting You Here 3 (You); Imagine Meeting You Here 4 (Here); Imagine Meeting You Here 5 (Postscript).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat

Read "Intelsat" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato dal vivo in Giappone, al jazzclub dal quale prende il nome, Intelsat è il nono dei dodici album usciti nel 2018 per festeggiare i sessant'anni di Satoko Fujii. La pianista è all'opera in duo con Alister Spence, pianista e tastierista elettrico con il quale collabora attivamente da oltre dieci anni e che qui è impegnato ...


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