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Andy got started by playing along with the Swing records at home-Glenn Miller classics, Woody Herman's Golden Wedding solo… But this was the late sixties so there was Free Jazz and Fusion in the air. And there was Coltrane. By the early eighties Andy had entered the orbit of Australia's legendary saxophone soloist and educator Peter Clinch, then a recent president of the World Saxophone Congress. Peter's seminal role in Australian music-making mirrored in many respects that of Joe Allard in New York. Andy spent three years studying and at times performing with Peter. Around the same time Andy teamed up with pianist Andy Vance in a fruitful partnership that spanned two decades, produced much original music and several albums

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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 ...

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The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane

Read "The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

The Andy Sugg Group The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane Downstream Music 2011 Recorded live in Melbourne, Australia, on July 17, 2010, saxophonist Andy Sugg and his group bring tasteful and modern sensibilities to the performances on this set. Sugg and his compatriots canvass the all-too-brief ten-year period spanning ...

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The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane

The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane

The Andy Sugg Group releases The John Coltrane Project: Andy Sugg Plays Trane. “Sugg's train at full steam—its fire forging new lines into the 21st century. An unforgettable journey!" —Gerry Koster, Jazz Up Late, ABC Jazz & ABC Classic FM. “Music that moves the Coltrane legacy forward in an entrancing and powerful way." —Mal Stanley, Jazztrack, ...

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The Andy Sugg Group Releases "Brunswick Nights"

The Andy Sugg Group Releases "Brunswick Nights"

The famed Victorian suburb of Brunswick has grown its own vibrant musical life. Inspired by this celebrated musical Mecca, The Andy Sugg Group has now released its latest album, Brunswick Nights. Recorded near the end of a long season at Sydney Roads Brunswick Green Hotel during 2009, Brunswick Nights captures an exciting moment in the life ...


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