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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

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Article: My Playlist

Vanessa Perica: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Vanessa Perica: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


1. Maria Schneider Orchestra, Data Lords (Artist Share, 2020). Scrittura straordinaria associata ad una musicalità impressionante. Data Lords ha definito nuovi orizzonti per i grandi ensemble. 2. Aaron Parks, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (Ropeadope, 2020). Sono una estimatrice delle composizioni di Aaron. Mi colpiscono sia dal ...

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Article: Album Review

Ryan Daunt: Essence

Read "Essence" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Drummer, educator, bandleader, and composer Ryan Daunt hails from Australia. Daunt is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a First-Class Honours Degree in Music, majoring in Jazz Performance. In 2016, he released his debut album. A busy sideman, Daunt has performed with a myriad of jazz artists including Kneebody, Troy ...

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Brightside

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 04:42

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Life is Brut[if]al

Label: self release
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Meditations on Light [A.Keller] 2. Dear John/Joan [A.Keller] 3. Life is Brut[if]al [A.Keller] 4. Suicidal Snails [A.Keller] 5. Blip [A.Keller] 6. Youth Unleashed [A.Keller] 7. Love in Solitude (Disassembled) [A.Keller]

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Sleepy Town

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

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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.

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Andrea Keller Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Volume 2: Meditations for 2 to 3 Players

Label: self release
Released: 2020
Track listing: Track listing: 1. Boundaries – S.Magnusson 2. Generations of Leaves – A.Keller 3. Alight – F.Carbo/A.Keller 4. Life is Brut[if]al – A.Keller 5. Monte Hermosa – S.Magnusson 6. Horizon’s Cusp – A.Keller 7. Patience – A.Keller 8. Too Soon – J.Wilson

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Article: Album Review

Vanessa Perica: Love is a Temporary Madness

Read "Love is a Temporary Madness" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Even as the year 2020 has slid ignobly into the dustbin of history, music-lovers have been buoyed by a number of encouraging signs that the future of big-band jazz is in capable hands. While splendid recordings by old hands Mike Barone, Steve Spiegl, Mark Masters and Maria Schneider have helped keep the flame burning brightly, their ...

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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 ...


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