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SPEEDBALL (Perth/Melbourne) – Debut
Fri 2nd December, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$15 - $20
Dynamic long-running Perth group Speedball was a jewel in the Perth jazz scene until its members were scattered across the globe (two studying in the USA, one based in London, and others relocating to Melbourne and New York). With drummer Daniel Susnjar still based in Perth, this is an extremely rare opportunity to hear this impressive group. The frontline of alto saxophonist Carl Mackey and trumpeter Mat Jodrell share a rare connectivity, complimented by the virtuosity of pianist Grant Windsor (currently based in Melbourne, after several years living in London) and bassist Sam Anning. The group will be exploring standard and original material, with a promised emphasis on extremes – extremes of energy, beauty, ferociousness, swing, subtlety, and emotion. As Speedball demonstrated at their 2015 Wangaratta Festival appearance, this conglomerate can deliver some blistering group improvisations.