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Review Category ‘Avant Garde’

Soundscapes – Album Launch

The players
Clean Barraclough -piano
David Galea – electric bass
Luke Pammenton – drums
Josh Hatcher – tenor sax
This was a fascinating evening of wonderful original sounds from extremely innovative, energetic, competent musicians. Many of the compositions were written by Cleon Barraclough and David Galea. It certainly was a “fast moving, syncopated ride through a chaotic city, to slower more lyrical moments in which to marvel and observe” (BJC promo blurb).
Cleon’s solo piano Latin piece enthralled the audience, juxtaposed to the acid jazz sounds…

Andrew Shaw Quintet – Thur 19 Nov 2015

On a sweltering Thursday night the smooth grooves of the Andrew Shaw Quintet were the only sure fire way to chill out. The band took the stage with an upbeat, Shakespeare-inspired tune called ‘Thrice The Brindled Cat Hath Mewed’. The title – a line from Macbeth – set the tone for the rest of the evening, with literary and musical references peppering both the set list and Shaw’s banter.
It wasn’t all intellectual, though. Two of the evening’s best songs were…

Herd Trio – Finnish Jazz, 31 July 2015

We have more than our share of awesome jazz musicians within a couple of hours drive of Brisbane. But it always a thrill to have international acts grace our stage at the Brisbane Jazz Club. Something new, something fresh to expand our horizons a little.
I am particularly fond of jazz from the Nordic countries, and have been a keen observer of Henk Leeuwin’s Northern Europe Liaisons websitewww.henk.com.au having discovered it some years ago. It is full of cool CDs and…

Lateo – Thurs12 February 2015.

This absolutely fabulous combo of Steve Russell on piano, Dave Gallea on Electric Bass and Joe Marchisella on Drums wowed the audience with their brilliant performance of wonderful jazz compositions from well known standards to some less familiar but nevertheless fantastic music.
Steve Russell has such a wonderful style on piano and together with Dave Gallea’s amazing electric Bass and Joe Marchisella, the maestro of the drums, this trio blended so well to produce a superb sound that couldn’t be bettered…

Yitzhak Yedid Trio & the ConKlezmer Orchestra – 16 March 2014

What a week for contemporary Jazz!
The Yitzhak Yedid Trio wowed their attentive audience with a set of original, avant garde jazz compositions. The ConKlezmer Orchestra continued the feel of the evening by presenting arrangements of traditional Yiddish tunes that set toes tapping.
A really good night, shame it didn’t get a bigger audience.
Di Clark