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Peter Knight (b. 1965) Australian trumpeter-composer Peter Knight is a multidisciplinary musician who has gained wide acclaim for his eclectic approach, which integrates jazz, world music, and experimental traditions. He leads several projects of his own and appears as a soloist in a range of settings, he also composes for theatre and film, and has created sound installations. Peter appears internationally, with recent highlights including high profile performances with his group Way Out West at Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, and Veneto Jazz Festival. In 2009 Way Out West also toured Korea and Japan including concerts at Takatsuki Jazz Festival

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra

Read "Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


It took me a while to get pianist Joshua White's album 13 Short Stories but it was worth the wait. White and his West Coast quartet are very, very good. The Australian Art Orchestra has become an institution in the Australian creative music scene. They're now directed by trumpeter and composer Peter Knight; their latest, Sometimes ...

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Article: Live Review

JAZZTOPAD 2018

Read "JAZZTOPAD 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Jazztopad Festival Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music National Forum of Music, Club Mleczarnia November 21-25, 2018 Jazztopad is the annual Jazz Festival of Poland's Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. Wroclaw, a vibrant, hip, internationally oriented city that never sleeps, has character, lots of peculiar neighborhoods, populated by ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazztopad 2017: Concerts In Living Rooms

Read "Jazztopad 2017: Concerts In Living Rooms" reviewed by Martin Longley


Jazztopad 2017: Concerts In Living Rooms Various homes Wroclaw, Poland November 25-26, 2017 You, dear reader, might have been to the occasional house concert, growing in popularity as these events are: but have you ever attended three in one afternoon, six over two days? Such was the ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

The State of The Piano Trio 2010 (Pt.1): Helge Lien Trio and Trichotomy

Read "The State of The Piano Trio 2010 (Pt.1): Helge Lien Trio and Trichotomy" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The piano trio is a durable and fertile format for musical expression. It is the jazz equivalent of classical chamber music--that is, music produced by a small number of instruments, small enough to be accommodated in close confines. While the piano trio can come in many flavors, the typical one is piano, bass and drums (aka ...

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Article: Album Review

Trichotomy: Variations

Read "Variations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The Australian trio Trichotomy formed in 1999 and Variations, recorded in May 2007, is the group's third album--originally released in Australia under the band name Misinterprotato (Jazz Heads, 2008). The band describes itself on its website as a “contemporary music trio," which is “so much more than a traditional jazz trio"--a bold declaration, especially as the ...

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Article: Interview

Peter Knight's Invisible Cities

Read "Peter Knight's Invisible Cities" reviewed by Miriam Zolin


Peter Knight's 5+2 Brass Ensemble has recently released Invisible Cities and Other Works, on Rufus Records. The CD comprises compositions inspired by Italo Calvino's book Invisible Cities, which is a series of short and often surreal pieces about fictitious cities, described by Marco Polo to Kublai Khan as a series of conversations. Peter Knight is based ...


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