Hello! My name is Miriam Zolin and I will be your host as we listen to new releases, Australian classics and musician interviews - all with a focus on Australian jazz and improvised music.
The term 'jazz' is as broad as the genre, and as music genres go, this is one of the broadest. The range of music we present here is as varied as the musicians who make it. Keep your ears open, and listen to everything. You don't have to like all of it but some of it will change your day. Or maybe even your life.
Table 19 Andrea Keller Five Below new release Brut[if]al
Miriam talks to composer and bandleader Andrea Keller about the Five Below June 2020 release Life is Brut[if]al. The recording is being launched at Melbourne International Jazz Festival online event These Digital Times. Andrea talks about her research into the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.
Table 19 interview with Ellen Kirkwood
Podcast episode featuring interview with Australian jazz trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood.
Table 19 Josh Bennier online concert
Melbourne-based trombonist Josh Bennier has curated this online concert that includes tracks from his his November 2019 release Modular and a forthcoming release Tuckerbox.
Table 19 - Andrew Butt presents Blueberry Ash and one unreleased track
Brisbane-based saxophonist, composer and educator presents an online concert of pieces from the recording Blueberry Ash. The recording features the Andrew Butt Trio + and was released in 2017
Table 19 - Stephen Magnusson, Kinfolk - Taylor Street
Guitarist and composer Stephen Magnusson introduces the music on Kinfolk's February 2020 release Taylor Street. Kinfolk is Stephen Magnusson's group of long term collaborators: Tim Neal (Hammond organ), Frank DiSario (double bass) and Dave Beck (drums)
Table 19 - Mike Nock online concert
Sydney-based composer and pianist Mike Nock curates a concert of pieces from recordings with his Trio, the Trio Plus, the Noctet, and solo, plus a band he played with in New York back in the day, featuring a surprise lineup of famous musicians.
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It's nice to hear an interview by the host who obviously knows the interviewee and the music. Hearing about what drives a composition then slowly allowing the music to envelop, creates a narritive that carries the listener along a journey so they feel part of the caravan of performer and performant. Love the little comedic sting at the end of the broadcast, brings one back to to earth or where ever ones starting point was. Honestly, I'm not one of the Podcast Police, the bugs in the recording process will be ironed out, then we can enjoy the ride rather than worrying about the technicalities, listen to the ghost in the machine rather than hearing the machine. Looking forward to savouring more as an adjunct to seeing the performers live.