Way Out West’s intriguing self-titled fourth album (on Jazzhead) follows their acclaimed 2010 album, The Effects of Weather (Jazzhead). The group comprises Peter Knight (trumpet/laptop/composition), Satsuki Odamura (koto), Paul Williamson (saxophones), Lucas Michailidis (guitar), Ray Pereira (percussion), Howard Cairns (acoustic bass) and James McLean (drums) replacing US-based Raj Jayaweera.Find out more »
Visiting American multi-woodwind player Matt Darriau is convening an “Oz Edition” of his long-standing band, “Yo Lateef” with former band member (and long-standing musical colleague and friend), pianist Barney McAll.
Matt Darriau appears courtesy of Willy Zygier and the Shir Madness Festival, Temple Beth (in which he performs with “Klezmer Madness”)
The Bungarribee Duo is Paul Cutlan (bass clarinet & reeds) and Gary Daley (accordion & piano). For their Melbourne debut, they will expand their sound in a collaboration with Stephen Magnusson (guitar) and Ronny Ferella (drums).Find out more »
Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Refraction melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape.Find out more »
After the success of his 2011 album, Brood Groove (on Move), the Christopher Young Quartet released a new CD, Atmospheros (also on Move) last year. The album received a 4-and–a-half stars review from John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald.Find out more »
Elder statesman of the ‘non-popular’ music scene, and renowned pianist/composer, Professor Tony Gould, has recovered from a recent health issue, and is again focusing his energies on this new group, combining the experienced team of James Sherlock (guitar) and Ben Robertson (acoustic bass), with the younger talent of Joe Batrouney (drums). Their repertoire includes some originals by Gould, as well as many neglected melodic standards.Find out more »