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Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra: Dream Wheel: Live at the Sound Lounge 2006 with Florian Ross

Read "Dream Wheel: Live at the Sound Lounge 2006 with Florian Ross" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Australia's Jazzgroove Association has been at the forefront in promoting the country's jazz scene for some time. The Association, along with the Australian Arts Council and band member/co-producer, altoist David Theak, join forces to present Dream Wheel, a hard-driving big band project from the sixteen-piece Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra. Recorded live at the Sound Lounge in Sydney, ...

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Old School

Label: Birdland Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: 3, 4, 5, 6; Ki-Ki; Green Eyes; Watch Yo' Back; Evil Bert; Thrio; June; Flea Bag.

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Duologue

Label: Birdland Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Acceptance; On Green Dolphin Street; Star Crossed Lovers; Nadir; Breath; The Panderer.

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Dream Wheel: Live at the Sound Lounge 2006 with Florian Ross

Label: Birdland Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Teen Adventure; Mean MF; Dream Wheel; Autumn Things; Constance

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Dig My Garden

Label: Birdland Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Savvy; The Lemon Bird; Cazador (Parts 1 to 3); Three Rivers; Trellis; The Empty Chair; Poema del Bajo; Trellis (Reprise Vamp).

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The Steve Hunter Band: Dig My Garden

Read "Dig My Garden" reviewed by John Kelman


If Chick Corea's Return to Forever had stayed closer to the Latin and Spanish roots of Light as a Feather (Polydor, 1972) while turning somewhat more electric rather than being completely plugged in, it might have sounded something like Steve Hunter's Dig My Garden. The year the Australian bassist spent living in Spain has only further ...

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Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra: Dream Wheel: Live at the Sound Lounge 2006 with Florian Ross

Read "Dream Wheel: Live at the Sound Lounge 2006 with Florian Ross" reviewed by John Kelman


In jazz, there's rarely pressure to make the next album bigger than the last. There can often, however, be a self-imposed drive to make it different. Sydney, Australia's Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra--the flagship of its Jazzgroove Association, a musicians' collective that's been cultivating a strong jazz scene there for a decade--released one of 2006's best big band ...

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Mike Nock & Dave Liebman: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by John Kelman


New Zealand-born pianist Mike Nock and American saxophonist Dave Liebman first crossed paths in the '60s when Nock was living in the US, first coming to attention with the proto-fusion group Fourth Way. They haven't seen each other in over two decades, last working together on Liebman's The Opal Heart (Enja, 1982). Recorded live at Australia's ...

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Theak-tet: Old School

Read "Old School" reviewed by John Kelman


Despite its relative geographic seclusion--or perhaps because of it--a closely knit jazz scene has emerged in Australia over the past decade, most notably in Sydney, where the Jazzgroove Association has grown from humble beginnings into one of the country's most important arts organizations. Led by saxophonist David Theak, the association's flagship Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra released one ...

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Kaboom

Label: Birdland Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Honeycombs; Kaboom; Stacked; D Blues; Eindhoven; Chick Corea; Marcello; All the Things You Are.


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