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Julien Wilson is a Melbourne saxophonist and composer who has been a crucial member of the Australian jazz community since the mid 90’s. He studied at VCA under Brian Brown & Barry Duggan and at Boston’s New England Conservatory with George Russell & Paul Bley. Throughout the 90's he was an integral member of a number of highly regarded co-operative bands including Ishish, Festa, and the Swiss-based multi-national band, Snag. He has released a dozen albums as leader or co-leader, and his trio has been hailed as one of Australia’s most unique groups. He has recorded and performed with artists including Charlie Haden, Hermeto Pascoal, Nigel Kennedy, Hugh Masekala, Jim Black, Kurt Elling & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, made long standing contributions to the Black Arm Band and the Australian Art Orchestra, and been a regular member of groups run by leading Australian musicians including Stu Hunter, Jonathan Zwartz, Paul Grabowsky, Jex Saarelaht, Aaron Choulai & Mike Nock. After spending extended periods in Europe in the late 90's, then living in Boston and New York for a few years, Julien returned to Melbourne in 2001 and had a very fruitful musical period

Love is a Temporary Madness

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Spaccanapoli; Dance of the Zinfandels; Woody's Lament; Saint Lazare; Love Is a Temporary Madness; Scar for Charlie; Rebrahmanization.

Sleepy Town

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Brightside; J.M.; Sleepy Town; Rover; Moon; Eighties; Early Life.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jamie Pregnell: Sleepy Town

Read "Sleepy Town" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Australian jazz guitarist Jamie Pregnell leads a quartet through a program of original compositions. Joined by tenor saxophonist Julien Wilson, bassist Sam Anning and drummer Ben Vanderwal, Pregnell kicks the album off with the gentle loping swing of “Brightside." The title tune is a lovely ballad—introspective, maybe, but certainly not sleepy. It inspires lyrical solos from ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Steve Swell, Ziv Taubenfeld & Ivo Perelman

Read "Steve Swell, Ziv Taubenfeld & Ivo Perelman" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode carries on from the previous, playing music from a some of the important independent labels that keep creative music alive. ESP-Disk has been around, survived one crash in the 80s, and is still releasing great music. Son Of Local Colour is a 50-year-later follow up to English pianist Peter Lemer's original Local Colour album ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Kevin Sun, Roadworks, Anansi Trio and More

Read "Kevin Sun, Roadworks, Anansi Trio and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonists are all over this episode. Australia's Julien Wilson provides two different settings to display his formidable talents, and so does New York's Kevin Sun. Swiss alto player Christoph Gallio made his One Man's Jazz debut with his trio, Day & Taxi, but this time he's back with a larger and freer ensemble, Roadworks. You'll hear ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Trumpeter Eamon Dilworth's Australian / New Zealand Album Launch Tour Runs From July 26th to August 3rd

Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders) is touring his latest Jazz album Viata across Australia & New Zealand July 26th-August 3rd with Alister Spence & Paul Derricott. Special guests in each city will include Julien Wilson, James Muller & Roger Manins. Eamon is best known for his previous albums with The ...

This is Always

Label: Lionsharecords
Released: 2013


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