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Bernie McGann - Sweet Lucy

Bernie McGann - Sweet Lucy
Born in 1937, alto saxophonist Bernie McGann grew up in Sydney and played drums as a teenager. He picked up the saxophone relatively late, at the age of 18. From early gigs with a jazz trio in a Sydney club in the 1950s, McGann gradually progressed to become a highly respected figure in the Australian jazz community.

He was admired for his unique saxophone sound - frequently described as 'dry', 'dark', and 'gravelly' - as well as his originality as improviser and composer. He was controversial, with one club owner refusing to have him work in his club. He developed a sound reminiscent, but not influenced by, Ornette Coleman. His playing has remained rooted in traditional bop, as well as integrating elements of his native land's folk music.

A multiple ARIA Award winner, McGann received the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award in 1998. He continued his performing career until the very end, playing in his own Bernie McGann Trio and Bernie McGann Quartet (McGann, Warwick Alder, Brendan Clarke, Andrew Dickeson), as well as with other Australian and international musicians.

Bernie McGann died on 17 September 2013 at the age of 76 from complications after heart surgery.

About this track...

Melodious Sax improvisation, great backup band, beautiful jazzy pace. Live performances from the Capitol Theatre Sydney.

Other tracks by Bernie McGann: Oleo
Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In deceased
Taken From The Release Titled McGann Live 81/83
Copyright Holder's Name Move Records
Publisher Move records
Media Servicing Date 2016-10-15
Main Genre Jazz
Genre 2 Live Performance
Genre 3 World
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Move Records