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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
have a home with Amrap Jazz. Don't be a square Daddy-O, dive on into
these hep cats.

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Ellen Kirkwood + Sirens Big Band - [A]part 1     Jazz, Electronic, Instrumental, World 08/12/2018
Ellen Kirkwood is an award-winning composer and trumpeter from Sydney, Australia. Sirens Big Band are a powerhouse collective who champion gender diversity in jazz, and new Australian music.
Our lives are becoming increasingly influenced by the internet. In many ways it’s wondrous; information at our fingertips, news and entertainment from around the world, instant communication with people who are far away. Simultaneously it’s like a cancer that works its way into our psyches. Addictions form, political rifts widen, personal information is sold and our attention becomes a commodity.

Other tracks by Ellen Kirkwood + Sirens Big Band:  [A]part 3  -  [A]part 4
Jennifer Salisbury - Do You Love Christmas?     Jazz, Swing, Blues 06/12/2018
This vintage style jazz Christmas EP is by Jennifer Salisbury. She has a vocal timbre and delivery well matched to the era of choice.
A fun original Christmas tune in romantic vintage jazz style. With hints of Bing Crosby, Doris Day and big band Christmas.

Other tracks by Jennifer Salisbury:  Give in to Christmas, Baby  -  It's Christmas
Nicola Milan - Big House     Jazz, Soul, Pop 06/12/2018
Trip hop infused jazz pop draped with silky vocals, wrapped in secrets.
An upbeat, horn driven, soulful jazz-pop track about a very naughty man and a whole lotta love.

Esstee Big Band - Flame Trees     Jazz, Acoustic, Chill, Cover Version 03/12/2018
The Esstee family is proud to launch their fantastic new album of swingin' originals and specially commissioned arrangements from some of Australia's finest. Featuring Margot Leighton & Zac Teichmann.
The Cold Chisel classic given a new, lush big band treatment with a tasty brass fanfare intro. Featuring Margot Leighton. Written by Don Walker & Steve Prestwich. Arrangement by Anthony Barnhill. You're guaranteed not to have heard Chisel in this way before!

Other tracks by Esstee Big Band:  It’s Not Just The Girls Havin’ Fun  -  I Love The Life I Live
Andre Camilleri & the Stargazers - Puppet On A String     Jazz, Blues, Easy Listening, Retro 29/11/2018
Arguably one of Australia's most prolific and underrated songwriters in one, Andre Camilleri blends Country, Alternative and the Blues.
This is the title track of the album and the 1st song I wrote for this release. I been listening to Norah Jones, Tom Waits and Randy Newman when I got the idea to try and do something along those lines.

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Other tracks by Andre Camilleri & the Stargazers:  If You Ever Change Your Mind  -  Can't Get You Off My Mind
Jennifer Salisbury - Top of the Bill     Jazz, Blues, Swing 21/11/2018
Jen Salisbury is a singer with a very special affinity to vintage jazz, an inherent sense of swing and a very characteristic vibrato.
A fun track written in vintage jazz musical style with New Orleans and blues influences. This track was written whilst cooking dinner for my family and I was pretending to be doing something glamorous with my life.

Other tracks by Jennifer Salisbury:  First One Finger  -  The One Thing That You Want
The Senegambian Jazz Band - Sarayela     Jazz, African, World 18/11/2018
A melting pot of cultures, influences and sounds intricately woven to create a magical sonic experience unlike anything in the Australian music scene.
Sarayela is about what you put out into the world. A belief that if you put out good, it will be returned to you. Equally, if what you put out to the world is bad, it will be returned to you.

Other tracks by The Senegambian Jazz Band:  Yombo Yombo
Dr Effector - Senor Blues (feat Nick Maybury & Ben Scarf)     Jazz, Psychedelic, World 17/11/2018
Dr Effector is an independent Australian musician/producer.
Senior Blues is a homage to the late, great Horace Silver, the brilliant jazz artist and composer. This version features the fabulous Nick Maybury (Wildabouts, Perry Farrell's Kind Heaven Orchestra) on multiple guitars and the dulcit tones of Ben Scarf (AudiO.C.D.) on vocals.

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Zela Margossian Quintet - Mystic Flute: A Version     Jazz, Instrumental 16/11/2018
Zela Margossian Quintet is an ethno jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements with influences from Armenian traditional music.
Originally composed by Alan Hovhaness, and re-worked / re-arranged + added to by Zela Margossian.

Brian Heywood - Rhythm of the Road     Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening 09/11/2018
A guitarist, vocalist and award winning song writer, Brian is just as at home performing on a big festival stage in the outback as an urban live music club.
This is a laid back Latin / Jazz /Pop sound with a traveling theme.

Entropy Quartet - Hidden Mist     Jazz 06/10/2018
Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes.
An immersive, meditative track that contains beautiful sculpted solos and a rich textured musical landscape that takes the listener to another place.

Other tracks by Entropy Quartet:  One Day All This Will Be Yours  -  The Irrelevance of Time
Flora Carbo Trio - Good to Go     Jazz, Instrumental, Swing 21/09/2018
Flora Carbo’s debut album ‘Erica’ features Maddison Carter (drums) and Isaac Gunnoo (bass) .The music is inspired by aspects of Flora’s world, and her love of the saxophone trio sound.
I’ve always really enjoyed collecting paint colour cards from hardware shops. I love how inventive and interesting some of the names are! ‘Good To Go’ was the name of a creamy yellow colour. I thought that it was so quirky and unusually fitted that I had to write a song about it.

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Other tracks by Flora Carbo Trio:  Berlin Coffee Map  -  Erica
Bowlines - A Home Outgrown     Jazz, Classical, World, Instrumental 20/09/2018
3 of Australia's leading string players improvise music fusing jazz, classical and world genres.
Cinematic music with a variety of moods, from classical to rock music grooves

Other tracks by Bowlines:  When Every Door Is Closed  -  The Horse Knows The Path Through
Jonah Myers - Nevermind the Oxygen     Jazz, Pop 20/09/2018
I have been submerged in music my whole life. It's okay because I have gills, but I'm also learning to swim.
Nevermind the Oxygen is a sentimental bossa nova tune with some creative, modern arrangement and production elements.

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Other tracks by Jonah Myers:  Shy  -  Summer Pyjamas (& Some Are Not)
Sally Greenaway - Finale: 7 Great Inventions     Jazz, Blues, Atmospheric, Soundscapes 20/09/2018
Award winning Canberra-based composer-pianist Sally Greenaway works in a multiplicity of styles and genres, from orchestral film and concert works to jazz ensemble, big band, chamber and vocal music.
This Finale brings the return of several of the musical themes from each of the pieces in the suite together in a medley or overture. It reminds us of the journey we have taken, and bookends nicely with the final bars scored for solo ragtime piano.

Other tracks by Sally Greenaway:  Invention Reinvention  -  The Mechanical Brain
Tony Gould, Graeme Lyall - Heather on the Hill     Jazz, Easy Listening, Blues, Cover Version 20/09/2018
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music: jazz and other improvisatory musics, traditional and contemporary classical musics.
It's not just the notes, but the space between them - the lovely space Tony Gould and Graham Lyall give to this standard treats the lucky listener to a beautiful, peaceful journey. It's the feeling of coming home, enhanced by one of Australia's most gifted melody makers.

Other tracks by Tony Gould, Graeme Lyall:  Someone to Watch Over Me  -  The Way You Look Tonight
Kurushimi - Yuruyaka na shi no ma no kanbi naru mezame     Jazz, Instrumental 12/09/2018
Kurushimi have rendered the boundaries between particular styles and genres meaningless. In doing so they have pushed us to the very borders of language, and the very borders of music.
'Yuruyaka na shi no ma no kanbi naru mezame' is the new single from deconstructionist noise jazz ensemble Kurushimi.

Dr Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy - Invisible Kids     Jazz, Easy Listening 11/09/2018
Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy - 7 musicians rising quickly up the ranks of Melbourne’s improv jazz and groove scene.
Sinha explains: “Inspired by my work with at-risk youth. Through my own personal experience and through my work as a music teacher, I know music can help heal trauma. Dealing with identity and race as a young-person can be tricky, music gives us some agency with those issues as it allows us to express ourselves in ways that feel valuable.”

Evolve - Nexus of Polarities     Jazz, Instrumental, Dance, Funk 07/09/2018
"Evolve" is a proudly unconventional project that attempts to fuse the film score and music of a cinematic nature with other musical expressions.
Nexus of Polarities presents a junction where the vibrant rhythmic counterpoint of funk meets the lush sonorities of the jazz harmonic language. The lyrical, expressive aspects of the guitar's melodic content sounded against the exuberant but grounded bass lines are analogous to a union between the male and feminine principles.

Other tracks by Evolve:  Ra Ascends  -  Floating In A Dream
Renae Suttie Quintet - Scatter Brained     Jazz, World, World, World 03/09/2018
Talented singer Renae Suttie and her Quintet has teamed with award-winning songwriter Brian Ford to produce an album of crossover jazz. This eclectic mix of musicians do his songs justice.
This genre is what I call "Crossover Jazz". It's a playful interaction of instruments and vocal jazz scat, hence the name "Scatter Brained". We're all a little scatter brained sometimes which is a lovely part of making us human. :)

Other tracks by Renae Suttie Quintet:  Plain Clothes  -  Goodbye Itacaré