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Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker, Chris Hale, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater & Clayton Thomas, as well as the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara! Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire's debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self- released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche's self-titled 2016 debut

Afterimage

Label: Radial Sounds
Released: 2020
Track listing: A Shimmering (Airborne); Sometimes They Rest On The Riverbed; Silent Centre; Afterimage

Still, Vol. 1: duo & trio music

Label: Radial Sounds
Released: 2020
Track listing: Drawn Towards the Light; Harmatia I. Lectio; Harmatia II. Meditatio; Harmatia III. Oratio; Harmatia IV. Contemplatio; Still II: Mei; Deloomed; Fields of Stone

Perspectival

Label: Radial Sounds
Released: 2020
Track listing: Now, the Dancing Coins; Linger; De Chirico & Lygra; A Thought that Permeates; Scattered & Room to Move.

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Kelso, Ricciardi & Lussu, and University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra

Read "Kelso, Ricciardi & Lussu, and University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Three new albums dominate the show.... Mark Kelso is an award-winning Jazz drummer who has worked with artists such as Donny McCaslin, Pat Metheny, Holly Cole, Gino Vannelli and numerous others. Playing in every genre from Jazz to Pop to Latin to Orchestral, Mark has been able to finesse his technique as a drummer ...

Many Altered Returns

Label: Earshift Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Nodap; The Turn; Fortean Nights; Staring Straight; Fortean Days; Meanwhile, Elsewhere, Anything.

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Sam Gill's Coursed Waters: Many Altered Returns

Read "Many Altered Returns" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Sam Gill is an alto saxophonist from Sydney, Australia who on this release with his quartet, Coursed Waters, plows a similar musical furrow as Tim Berne. His group plays an interesting blend of involved written-music and free improvisation with an elastic sense of volume and tempo. The CD's opening track, “Nodap," starts with a ...

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We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club

Read "We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Finnish jazz artists are front-and-center this episode. You'll hear music from the ambitious and busy We Jazz record label which is based in Helsinki, and you'll also hear music from one of that country's top trios, Hot Heros. They've got a new recording out on Eclipse Music, another important label in Finland. There's other new music ...

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Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More

Read "Milton Man Gogh, Rachel Musson Curtis Nowosad & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Trios and quartets dominate this episode: three-quarters of the playlist are from groups of that size. Featured is German saxophonist Philipp Gropper and his quartet Philm with music from his new album Consequences. Another quartet heard for the first time is Ornicar from France, and OGJB is back. Of the threesomes, first timers are Gentiane MG ...

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OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets

Read "OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There's no way to use geographical borders to define this music called jazz. For instance, the Freequestra from Slovenia: led by acclaimed guitarist Samo Salamon— the ensemble wends its way with power and emotion through Salamon's new Free Sessions Vol.2, a rollicking excursion through the avant-garde. Or in the case of OGJB, a quartet of four ...


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