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 #24 David Dower Interview, The Senegambian Jazz Band, Michelle Nicolle.
David Dower is a Piano player a composer specialising in original jazz and contemporary music, and has performed widely throughout the UK, Bulgaria, Ireland, France, Malaysia, and Australia. He currently lives in Melbourne and has recently released a new recording that was inspired by his many trips to Bulgaria entitled "Mravka".
David stops by to talk about how he became a Jazz pianist, how he came to have an affinity with the music and the musicians in Bulgaria and also how he was able to compose the latest album and incorporate the language and the instrumentation that is unique to Bulgaria.
We will also hear a track from Melbourne based group "The Senegambian Jazz Band. " This group have been described as “A high-energy musical journey that takes the listener from traditional West African melodies on the kora (which is a 21 string west African instrument) with deep drum rhythms through to modern jazz and funk.”
Then to finish the podcast we will hear from Melbourne singer and composer Michelle Nicolle and a track from her latest recording entitled "The Bach Project" released on Earshift music.
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The Senegambian Jazz Band: https://thesenegambianjazzband.bandcamp.com/album/the-senegambian-jazz-band
Episode #23: Kristian Borring (interview), Fran Swinn, Tamara Murphy, Julian Wilson
Kristian Borring is a jazz guitarist from Denmark living in Perth, he will be talking to us about his new recording entitled “Earth Matter” from his new band “Number Junky’. He will also be talking to us about his recently completed Thesis on understanding odd time metre and how he has been able to understand them on a deeper level.
We will also hear a new track from melbourne guitarist Fran Swinn, she has a new recording out on Lionshare Records entitled "Old Idea- New Idea." We finish then with tracks from Tamara Murphy and here new trio recording as well as a track from Julien Wilson's new solo saxophone recording entitled "Mutation."
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links: Kristian Borring: https://www.kristianborring.com/
Lionshare records: https://lionsharecords.bandcamp.com/
Tamara Murphy: https://tamaramurphy.com/
Episode #22: David Cotgreave interview: Music from "Cookin on Three Burners" Rafael Karlen and "The Meltdown"
Dave Cotgreave is drummer, and educator a composer and now an author. Cotgreave is a major pillar in the Brisbane jazz scene and he also has a new book out called
"The Practice Pad Book", a book that has already received wide praise with in the drumming community, he will be talking to us about how he developed the concepts in this book and how he helps his students connect rudiments and practice exercises to actually playing music. He will also talk to us about his new duo called "The Seats", made up of himself and Pianist Brett Fowler.
We will also hear music from Melbourne funk outfit "Cookin on Three Burners" with a track from their 2014 Release entitled “Blind Bet”.
To finish the show we will hear from Rafael Karlen and a track from his new recording entitled "Equally True", we then finish with a track from "The Meltdown" featuring Melbourne soul singer Simon Burke.
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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.”
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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”.
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The Avgenicos Brothers
Another Dance: Lionshare Records
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.
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The Yugoslav Attack