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 #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.
Episode #15: Daniel Gassin (interview) Cheap Fakes, James Muller, Nick Haywood.
Daniel Gassin is a native Melbournian that has been living n Paris for the past 8 years, he is a composer, a pianist and he also has a new recording out released in April of 2021 called "Change of Heart" with his "Crossover Band."
He has kindly taken the time to talk to us about how his new recording, the inspiration behind it and also the great musicians he has chosen to be apart of the "Crossover Band." He also talks about what it is like moving from Melbourne Australia to a melting pot like Paris to become a full time musician and how he was able to make the successful transition into the Paris Jazz scene.
In this episode we will also hear new music from Nick Haywood, a Melbourne bassist and composer, he has a new recording out in September 2021 that features his long standing trio of Colin Hopkins on Piano and Niko Schauble on drum who is also the recording engineer on this project. For this recording Nick has teamed up with American vocalist Petra Haden who happens to be the daughter of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden.
We will also hear music from guitarist James Muller and Brisbane funk outfit "Cheap Fakes."
I hope you enjoy the music folks and please subscribe and leave reviews were ever possible to get the word out about Australian Jazz composers.
Nick Haywood: https://nickhaywood.bandcamp.com/track/g-p
Episode #14: John Scurry Interview and release "Early Risers", Sam Anning
John Scurry is a guitarist, a composers and and painter living in Melbourne. He has a new recording out with his Band "Reverse Swing” called "Early Risers" out on Lionshare Records.
He sits down and talks to us about how he got this band together, the process he takes to write this music and also what he uses for inspiration when writing this music. We also hear his take one what the Australian jazz sound is to him.
We will also hear a track from bassist and composer Sam Anning from his recording "Across a Field as Vast as One."
Enjoy the music folks
John Scurry: https://lionsharecords.bandcamp.com
Sam Anning: https://samanning.bandcamp.com/album/across-a-field-as-vast-as-one-2
Episode #13: MEATSHELL (interview) Helen Svoboda, Andrew Saragossi, John Reeves and Nick Haywood.
MEATSHELL are an Australian experimental-folk duo duo that are from Melbourne originally from Brisbane, they have a new recording out Called "Since Subito" on Earshift records.
MEATSHELL are made up of Helen Svoboda on bass/vocal and Andrew Saragossi on tenor saxophone. In this interview they explain how they have developed their minimalist sound and how the Cubist art movement has influenced the way they compose.
We will also hear a track from pianist and accordion player John Reeves off his new album called "creatures of the Half Sleep" as well as a classic track from jazz bassist Nick Haywood from his 2011 recording "1234".
Enjoy the music folks
Episode #12: Nat Bartsch (Interview) Ade Ishs, Ben Marston
Nat Bartsch is one of the busiest ladies in Australian music at the moment, she is a jazz piano player, a jazz and classical composer, a mother and has also landed the gig for the Play-school show touring in Victoria for 2021 and she is our special guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove podcast.
We will also hear new music from Ade Ishs from his latest recording "Red Door" and a track from Canberra based Trumpeter Ben Marston.
Enjoy the music folks
Episode #11: Geoff Kluke interview, Funky Miracle, John Scurry, Izy, Damon Brunton Quartet
Geoff Kluke is an Australian Jazz legend and has played with everyone in the business, both from here in Australia and over seas, he is a composer and a self confessed Bass-aholic and he is our special Guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.
We will also hear tracks from Funky Miracle, John Scurry, Izy and the Daimon Brunton Quartet.
So buckle up and enjoy the musical feast on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.