21 episodes

The Australian jazz and groove podcast features Australian Jazz and Groove composers and musicians. The aim of the podcast is to play the music of and interview Australian Jazz composers so as to learn what makes them tick as composers and performers.

Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast David Galea

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The Australian jazz and groove podcast features Australian Jazz and Groove composers and musicians. The aim of the podcast is to play the music of and interview Australian Jazz composers so as to learn what makes them tick as composers and performers.

    Episode #21: Mace Francis: New release: "Isolation Emancipation."

    Episode #21: Mace Francis: New release: "Isolation Emancipation."

    Mace Francis is a big band composer that hails from Western Australia, he has a new recording out called "Isolation Emancipation." He will be talking to us about how he got into composing for big band, how his studies with legendary composer Bob Brookmeyer has shaped  him as a composer and how it has guided him as artistic director of  WAYJO,  the Western Australian Jazz Youth Orchestra.
    We will also feature a track that  friend to the podcast Elly Hoyt has kindly given us access to,  it is called "Speaking in Code" written by another friend of the show and amazing composer Nat Bartsch. 
     Then to finish the podcast we will hear a new track from my latest recording which is out September the 5th 2022. The recording is called “In the Blood” and the track is “Another Green.”
    Please be sure to give us a review on what ever platform you listen in on and please purchase any music that you hear and love on this podcast to support the artist.
    Cheers
    David Galea
    Links:
    Mace Francis

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode #20: Anton Delecca "The Offering," The Avgenicos Brothers and "Another Dance" from Nock, Stuart, Zwartz and Wilson

    Episode #20: Anton Delecca "The Offering," The Avgenicos Brothers and "Another Dance" from Nock, Stuart, Zwartz and Wilson

    Anton Delecca is a jazz saxophonist a composer with a new kicking recording out and he is our special guest on this episode of the A-JaG podcast.
    Anton is a native  Melbournian  and has great new recording called "The Offering" out on "Earshift records" which we will hear a few tracks off, he will be talking to us about how that came about and also his time studying in New York. We will also hear a new track off the latest recording from Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Jonathan Zwartz and Julian Wilson called “Another Dance,” out on Lionshare Records as well as  a killer groove track from Sydney’s Avgenicos Brothers from their latest recording entitled “Treading Water”.

    Please spread the word about the podcast and be sure to give us a positive review on what ever platform you use.
    Cheers
    David Galea
    Contact us: australianjazzandgroovepodcast@gmail.com
    Links:
    Anton Delecca
    The Avgenicos Brothers
    Another Dance: Lionshare Records
    davidgaleamusic.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #19: Spirograph Studies, Tamara Murphy (Interview), The Yugoslav Attack, Johannes Luebbers

    Episode #19: Spirograph Studies, Tamara Murphy (Interview), The Yugoslav Attack, Johannes Luebbers

    Tamara Murphy is a Melbourne based Composer and jazz musician, she is also the leader of Spirograph Studies, a group that is comprised of Tamara on Bass, Luke Howard on Piano, Fran Swinn on Guitar and James McLean on drums. They released their latest recording at the Melbourne international Jazz Festival, Tamara stops by to talk about how the band came into existence, what her vision for the band was when they started and how they achieved that vision over time.  

    We also hear new Music from composer and conductor Johannes Luebbers, he has a new recording called "Divide and Conquer" that features his Dectet, we then finish with  "The Yugoslav Attack", a Melbourne jazz group run by guitarist James Wiley. 
    So enjoy the music folks please get in touch at australianjazzandgroovepodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Facebook and please write us a review on what ever platform you use to hear the podcast.

    Cheers
    David Galea

    Links:
    tamaramurphy.com
    Johannes Luebbers
    The Yugoslav Attack

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #18: Eugene Ball Interview: "Green Thumbs", Matt Hoyne, Luke Howard.

    Episode #18: Eugene Ball Interview: "Green Thumbs", Matt Hoyne, Luke Howard.

    Eugene Ball is a jazz trumpeter, a composer and an educator. 
    Ball has played with the best in the business, both here in Australia and on the International stage, he sits down and talks to us about what it is like to run his own band, what he learnt from being  a contributor and a permanent member of the Allan Browne Quintet. He also talks about the importance of not only being a Jazz musician  but also being an educator and the effect that has had on his development.

    We also hear music from Sydney band  "Green Thumbs",  they have a new recording we will hear a track from, as well as music from Melbourne based guitarist Matt Hoyne from his 2020 release  "Stories We Tell, Songs We Sing." Then finally a  new track from Melbourne Pianist Luke Howard from his new release " Sanctuary."

    There is so much to get from this episode so enjoy the music folks and please let us know what you think on what ever platform you use.
    Cheers
    David Galea.

    Links:
    davidgaleamusic.com
    Eugene Ball
    Green Thumbs
    Matt Hoyne
    Luke Howard

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #17: David Jones Interview: Music from Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Louise Denson, Jackie Orszaczky

    Episode #17: David Jones Interview: Music from Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Louise Denson, Jackie Orszaczky

    David Jones is a master drummer,  percussionist, composer and a hell of a nice guy. David has been a monumental force on the world scene when it comes to his musical craft, he has played with some of the most recognised artists around the world and is known both internationally and of course hear in Australia, we talk to him about where it all began and how he discovers new sounds every time that he sits at the drum set. We also talk to him about the importance of kindness on the bandstand and silence as part of the musical experience. 
    We will also hear new music from Brisbane composer and pianist Louise Denson, she has a very fine recording out featuring the cream of the Brisbane Jazz scene. A special track from Barney McAll, one of my all time favourite composers and we will finish with a classic track from Jackie Orszacszky and the Grandmasters of Funk. 
      
      There is so much music here so enjoy.
      
      Cheers
      David Galea


    Links:
    David Jones : https://davidjonesdrums.com
                 
    BarneyMcAll: https://extracelestialarts.bandcamp.com/album/hearing-the-blood

    Mike Nock: https://jazzheadrecords.bandcamp.com/album/meeting-of-the-waters

    Louise Denson: https://louisedenson.bandcamp.com/album/nova-nova

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode #16: DINGO Australian Jazz Journal Adam Simmons (Interview)

    Episode #16: DINGO Australian Jazz Journal Adam Simmons (Interview)

    Adam Simmons is a composer a saxophonist an educator and now the editor of the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal. He stops by to talk about how the magazine came into existence, what the story behind the name is and the mission that this new and exciting publication has. 
    Dingo Jazz has also given us access to live recordings taken from their special opening on the 30th of April 2021. 
    We will also hear music from Jake Mason, Microfiche, The Australian Art Orchestra with Daniel Wilfred, Spirograph Studies and a new release from Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis. 
    To subscribe to the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal go to dingojazz.com.
    I hope you enjoy the music folks and please go and subscribe to the podcast at what ever platform you use. 
    Cheers
    David Galea. 

    http://dingojazz.com
    https://www.adamsimmons.com
    https://jakemason.com.au
    https://spirographstudies.bandcamp.com/album/kindness-not-courtesy
    https://microfiche1.bandcamp.com
    https://australianartorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/hand-to-earth
    https://nadjenoordhuis.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 21 min