A virtuosic collection of new Aussie works for sax and piano.
Oud vibrations: Joseph Tawadros teams up with the ACO.
Another side of Rota: The film composer's music reimagined for accordion and jazz band.
Jazz in a box: A sizzling sampler of the very best sounds over six discs.
The Chicago-based crooner goes for a smoother, highly produced sound on his new crossover album.
The album Monheit's followers have been waiting for, Home is a triumph for the American singer.
A superior blend: Crossing Roper Bar is a fascinating collaboration.
Perth's Johannes Luebbers cooks up a treat, straddling the jazz-classical divide.
This 2009 concert saw the Marsalis
clan gather to pay tribute to their
father, legendary New Orleans
pianist and teacher, Ellis.
I recently drove past a dancing
homeless man moving obliviously to
the beat while I listened to Candle
Dance and the ironical melody
really struck me.
His style may have been considered
out of date by some, but tenor
saxophone giant Ben Webster
showed on his last US recording in
‘64 (before leaving for Europe where
he was more appreciated) that he
had no peer as a ballad player.
That a singer on only her second
album could employ 11 of the finest
pianists (including the late Hank
Jones, Dave Brubeck and Benny
Green, and two, Alan Broadbent
and Mike Renzi, who have made
an art of accompanying vocalists),
This Israeli-born pianist’s duet
sessions with the likes of cornetist
and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso and
tenor saxophonist Harry Allen have
all received rave reviews.
The Sydney-based drummer-percussionist states that
these original pieces are
mere sketches and that the artists
involved have engaged with the
spirit of the material.
Brubeck chooses the tracks on this retrospective.
With so much emphasis on Benny Goodman’s great 1937-38 orchestra, it’s easy to forget just how good his bands of the early 1940s were.
It would be easy to say Herman is picking up where EST left off.
Melbourne guitarist Peter Petrucci leads a stellar lineup, with bassist Sam Anning and drummer David Jones forming the rhythm section, plus tenor saxophonist Jamie Oehlers on several tracks.
Jazz is a novel vehicle for use by saxophone quartets to explore instrument; the World Saxophone Quartet being most prominent.
This reunion of Bob Wilber and his multi-reed protégés Anti Sarpilla and Nic Payton should delight mainstream jazz lovers.