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Jazz

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Gordon Li - Motian's Dream     Jazz 19/04/2019
Gordon Li is a bassist from Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in exploring left of centre improvisatory frameworks which allow his trio to create evocative and intimate music.
A cyclic piece dedicated to Paul Motian that builds intensity throughout it's entirety. This piece features the drums and is essentially a long form drum solo built entirely around the improvised interactions between each member of the trio.

Other tracks by Gordon Li:  Hibernation  -  Rebel Dance
White Wizard - BMX Bandit     Jazz, Funk, Reggae 17/04/2019
Bringing back the Old School Funk sounds of the 70's, Shannon Stitt's White Wizard features some true legends of the Sydney music scene.
Funky Blues

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Other tracks by White Wizard:  Rainbow Road  -  Crazy Mumma
Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum - Monkey     Jazz, Instrumental, Atmospheric, Ambience 16/04/2019
Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum are two leading composers and improvisers in Modern Jazz. Based in Brisbane and Manchester their music moves through lush cinematic textures and intense improvising
The first single from the upcoming album “Counterpart” is MONKEY. Much like the title suggests it is a playful track… shifting, turning and twisting through a myriad of intricate rhythms and melodic parts. Guitar and keyboard intertwine, driven by a relentless drum and bass groove, but with a sense of melodic catchiness throughout.

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Maddison Carter Quintet - Music for a Movie     Jazz, Instrumental, Chill, Soundtrack (Film Related) 11/04/2019
The Maddison Carter Quintet teams Carter up with Eugene Ball, Theo Carbo, Joe O'Connor, and Tamara Murphy, and imbues an improvisatory openness that allows these creative minds to run wild.
Music for a Movie embodies the theoretical underpinning of the Maddison Carter Quintet in the simplest form, the band each playing the same melody, but at different tempi.

Other tracks by Maddison Carter Quintet:  Middle of Nowhere  -  Regent St.
Eldafyre - The evening came together     Jazz, Easy Listening, Experimental, Soul 10/04/2019
A stylist male poet singing to dark jazz smokey noir.
Eldafyre is a stylist poet singing to a dark jazz smokey noir. A deeply personal reflection on his open relationship in the city of Melbourne. Utilizing some of the best session musicians Australia has to offer. He wrote this entire album in one evening to a guitar and bass. Its a story of seduction. Sex and love. Lust and life.

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Other tracks by Eldafyre:  Where connection bonds  -  Phat Lines Down
The Cortex Shift - Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer     Jazz, Rock, Instrumental, Experimental 10/04/2019
Adelaide Hills Jazz-Rock band, 2017 South Australian Music Awards Finalist.
Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer is a guitar based Jazz-Rock piece. It was recorded at Adelaide's home of improvised music, Wizard Tone Studios.
The first half of the tune is through-composed with a dynamic ebb and flow that hints at elements of post-rock. The second half of the tune is a dramatic build-up improvised solo section.

Ben Winkelman Trio - Bx12 Part One     Jazz 05/04/2019
Ben Winkelman is a jazz pianist who explores diverse musical interests filtered through a jazz perspective: Afro-Cuban, gospel and classical music, with a focus on Latin rhythms in odd meters.
Bx12 Part One - Named after a bus route that runs from Inwood in upper Manhattan to the north-east Bronx. I started writing tunes based on claves in odd meters after I started playing with the great Australian drummer Ben Vanderwal.

Other tracks by Ben Winkelman Trio:  Wheels  -  Bx12 Part Two
Shirin Majd - Shåneh (feat. Mastaneh Nazarian)     Jazz, Blues, Folk, Easy Listening 05/04/2019
Shirin, Australian/ Iranian Classical Singer,Songwriter and Artistic Director of Sweet Sound Ensemble was born in Iran. who creates her shows based on ethnic and her life stories in Farsi/English Languages.
Shåneh in Farsi language is in Jazz/ fusion genre, based on Lebanese melody which is famous in Iran as well.
Kooch: Song of Migration brings together music from around Iran with the creative adventure and personal expression inherent in jazz and improvised forms for a reflective journey evoking the essence of the migration experience.

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Other tracks by Shirin Majd:  Aziz Joon (feat. Mastaneh Nazarian)  -  New Chapter (feat. Basir Faghih Nasiri)
Eamon Dilworth - Love is Just a Swipe Away     Jazz, Funk, Easy Listening 25/03/2019
Trumpeter & Vocalist Eamon Dilworth Inspired by the sounds of New Orleans incorporating street beats, funk & jazz for an infectious feeling of happiness and make you want to dance.
A fun take on finding love in today's world.
New Orleans fused jazz!

Other tracks by Eamon Dilworth:  Living the Van Life  -  Grass is Green Enough
Izatang - Carpet Burns     Jazz, Funk, Punk, RnB 20/03/2019
Izatang mix a myriad of genres into a single song ranging from jazz/hiphop to psych rock to folk. They blend each genre seamlessly into the next creating a graceful cacophony.
"Carpet Burns" is the song Izatang first jammed together as a band mixing every members flavour together in the same pot creating a genre thats been described as "Scum Funk". The songs about wishing a tiny dose of bad karma upon someone for doing you wrong; this calm aggression is represented in the punchy trumpet melodies and smooth guitar riffs.

Dan Ford - Mr Anderson     Jazz, Funk 14/03/2019
Dan Ford is a saxophonist and composer based in Brisbane, Australia. With his quartet he performs original compositions and jazz standards in a distinctive modern style.
A mid-tempo groove with tight sax and guitar lines.

Firefly Soul - Saturns Moon Remix     Jazz, Blues, Soul, Chill 14/03/2019
The Songs of Firefly Soul capture a soulful feeling of rhythm and melody that is conjured and churned into song that forward melodic harmonies that groove with soul music
In ancient Greece before psychology became a distinct discipline, depression was described as being under the influence of Saturn. Sadness or melancholy was called “being under the influence of Saturn”.

Laneous - Hold My Hand     Jazz, Soul 14/03/2019
Lachlan Mitchell aka. Laneous emerged as the leading member of Kafka, an ‘exceptional funk group, delivering an original style of soul, Afro Cuban jazz and heavy funk’ [Courier Mail].
"The song is about someone who doesn't treat with love when you might not be at your best (drunk). Ironically, I wrote the song in a particularly drunk moment, drawing from exotica as a reference. I wanted a bass line that recalled a spooky Martin Denny, influences that inspired the album I can't wait for everyone to hear."
- Laneous

Firefly Soul - Come to This     Jazz, Soul, Blues 12/03/2019
The Songs of Firefly Soul capture a soulful feeling of rhythm and melody that is conjured and churned into song that that groove with jazz soul music
Come to This definitely resonates with those yearning for days of the 80’s & 90’s soulful music and is very much a fusion of an Australian version of West coast and Soul Jazz

Featuring the late Peter Fraser on saxophone who was a musician who played the Melbourne Circuit with various live bands

Firefly Soul - Dance Till The Sunrise     Jazz, Soul, Jazz, Chill 28/02/2019
The Songs of Firefly Soul capture a feeling of rhythm and melody that is conjured and churned into song that blends into a splendid spiral of harmonies and soul
Dance Till The Sunrise is a song written & Sung by Lenny expanded with a contributions of a brilliant piano Solo from Tim Shanasy of Byron Bay. The Song is a modern contemporary mix of Soul Jazz fusion reminiscent of the 90's

Formidable Vegetable - Singing Makes it Better     Jazz, Swing, Acoustic, Blues 22/02/2019
With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.
A beautiful little anthem for anyone who's feeling a bit broken or trying to make sense of a bad situation. Featuring Charlie Mgee on vocals & ukulele, Mal Webb on piano, Kyle Morrigan on violin & Mayuka Juber on clarinet. Sometimes when nothing else can, singing makes it better.

Sally Sa - Stuck     Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop 22/02/2019
Sally Sa, the Singer songwriter from east coast of Australia with the husky taste of soul.
The lyrics just sort of came to me” she explains. “I love free - styling and singing about my relationship with music just came easily for this one”.

Callum Watson - Waltzing Matilda     Jazz, Blues 15/02/2019
Callum Watson is an award-winning Australian Pianist, Composer and Producer.
A new upbeat jazz treatment of the Australian classic Waltzing Matilda for solo piano.

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Ella Haber - Old Friends     Jazz, Soul 15/02/2019
Ella Haber is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sydney. A fresh voice on the rich landscape of emerging Australian talent, Ella’s arrival marks a new chapter for the jazz/soul singer.
Produced by Jordan Rakei with live instrumentation recorded at Old Paradise Audio in London, the single shines with passionate energy from Haber as she transforms each word into drops of liquid gold melodies. Delivered with irresistible soul, the singer/songwriter’s vocal finesse slides with ease between an assortment of tempos, keys and textures.

Dirt Hand - THORN     Jazz, Instrumental, Experimental 08/02/2019
Nina Simone bludgeoning The Necks over the head with a rubber chicken.
THORN is a discussion. I created a set of rhythmic variations and had one group clap through that rhythmic set while the other group sat at their instruments. I gave them no chords, no tonal centre and no instructions except to just listen to the claps and respond to the rhythms as they changed.

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