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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
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Fonz Whaler - Some Days     Jazz, Folk, Soul, Psychedelic 18/08/2018
Fonz Whaler is the acoustic solo project of Tom Kakanis. Fonz produces raw, soulful songs about love, heartbreak, and growing wiser - delivered with crooning vocals and intricate guitar.
Some Days is a soulful, jazz track about the mixed emotions in the months after a big break up. Some Days you're hopeful and wish the best for the other person, and others not so much. It's a beautiful soul song with an unreliable narrator.

Kate Fuller & The Boys Club - Ain't No Sweet Man     Jazz, Swing 10/08/2018
Award winning Australian jazz singer Kate Fuller is joined by Alana Dawes on double bass and Kyrie Anderson on percussion, as they cheekily explore femininity through swing era tunes.
This is a uniquely uplifting and powerful feminist song for the swing era, telling the story of a woman who is rising up against being treated poorly by a man. Quite unusual lyrically for a swing-era tune. Written by Fred Fisher for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1928.

Other tracks by Kate Fuller & The Boys Club:  Bewitched  -  A Man Around The House
Milton Man Gogh - XXXX Bitter Irony     Jazz, Atmospheric, Metal, Instrumental 10/08/2018
Experimental Jazz trio from Brisbane.
XXXX Bitter Irony is an assault of virtuosic experimental jazz.

Other tracks by Milton Man Gogh:  Doo Rocks  -  Cradle Failure
Kurushimi - A Glimpse Of A Thursday Afternoon     Jazz, Experimental, Metal 20/07/2018
Australian deconstructionist noise/jazz collective Kurushimi push listeners to the very borders of music.
‘A Glimpse Of Thursday Afternoon’, sounds as if Buckethead - twisted on DMT - burst into a smokey New York jazz club in the 1950s accompanied by a deranged robotic sidekick.

Milton Man Gogh - XXXX Bitter Irony     Jazz, Experimental, Metal 20/07/2018
Milton Man Gogh's new EP, 'XXXX Bitter Irony', is a virtuosic experimental jazz record with hints of prog, metal, deconstructionism and metre all in one.
'XXXX Bitter Irony' serves as a masterclass in pacing, mixing breakneck stop-start math-influenced work with smooth jazz, seasoned with a touch of bounding bass and fluttering saxophone.

The Currawongs - Coordinates     Jazz, Experimental, Instrumental, Atmospheric 19/07/2018
The Currawongs pour field recordings, ambient drones, guitar noise and other oddities into a mould that captures the spirit of 90s noise rock and more structurally relaxed instrumental soundscapes.
6 minutes and 35 seconds of post rock instrumental glory! The title track of The Currawongs' second album slowly builds to a crescendo before quietly mellowing out at the conclusion of the track.

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Other tracks by The Currawongs:  Escape Velocity  -  Into The Unknown
Xani - Red Violet Lake     Jazz, Experimental, Classical 06/07/2018
XANI's debut album, "Three" is an entirely improvised instrumental record featuring solo violin, live looping and electronic effects. "She is truly exciting, engaging and inspiring.” Paul Grabowsky
Red Violet Lake explores different pizzicato sounds as the violin is looped live to create beautiful, cinematic textures. The track twists and turns through different rhythms and harmonic centres before coming all together in the end. It is full of energy and excitement.

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Other tracks by Xani:  Code Orange  -  Sun White
deline briscoe - Heartbeat     Jazz, Roots 04/07/2018
Wawu is the realisation of Deline’s creative vision, nurtured over the last 20 years, her album and show are a spiritual experience as much as a musical journey.
Heartbeat
Piano : Stephen Maxwell
Drums : Airileke Ingram
Dble Bass : Robert Finch
Harmony : Lou Bennett
Harmony : Emma Donovan
Harmony : Jessie Lloyd

Other tracks by deline briscoe:  Ignorance is Bliss  -  Ngadijina
Grievous Bodily Calm - Footwork     Jazz, Instrumental, Electronic, Funk 27/06/2018
Grievous Bodily Calm are a beat music band from Perth, Western Australia.
Footwork track punches with a bold dance groove reminiscent of D’Angelo. ‘Footwork’, referring to martial arts and boxing technique, opens with a sample of Muhammad Ali skipping rope. The sections progress tightly, layered with thick synth textures, which warp within a lo-fi lustre. Finally, it takes off
with an OutKast-like horn hook, over-emotive gospel harmony and choir arrangements.

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Mark Hilton - Sweet Monique     Jazz, Retro, Roots, Swing 21/05/2018
A prolific songwriter, troubadour and seasoned storyteller. Acoustic guitar, vocals and occasional harmonica are the main weapons. Expect to laugh and cry. Hear folk and country blues, with urban smarts.
Gypsy swing track with an upbeat boppy melody, snappy lyrics and funny storyline. It features smooth backing vocals and a cool gypsy jazz guitar solo. Very catchy.

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Other tracks by Mark Hilton:  Barefoot In The Dark  -  Hole In My Shoe
Adelaide Big Band - She Will Be Loved (feat. Bill Parton & Dan Clohesy)     Jazz 08/05/2018
South Australia’s premier 18-piece Big Band.
South Australia’s premier 18-piece Big Band will release single She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5 Cover) on Monday 23 April 2018. The single features slick internationally acclaimed award winning crooner Bill Parton fronting premier Australian jazz orchestra, the 18-piece Adelaide Big Band comprising of the nation’s finest musical talent!

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Harry Mitchell Group - Neurosis     Jazz, Instrumental, Swing 02/05/2018
Harry Mitchell is a pianist and composer based in Perth. He has released two records under his own name and played on many other genre spanning records.
A hard swinging track featuring everyone in the band

Other tracks by Harry Mitchell Group:  Don't Stop Here  -  Transit
Catherine McQuade - Sweet Sorrow     Jazz, Atmospheric, Chill, Soundscapes 01/05/2018
Catherine is a smokey chanteuse and multi-instrumentalist. She has gathered some of Australia's finest classical, jazz and pop musicians to embellish her dark, lushly orchestrated songs of love and loss.
Like Jimmy Webb meets Nick Drake. An epic orchestration harking back to the 60's, yet an intimate reflection on the sadness we feel at the end of time together. We try to move on, but are held tight in the grip of memory.

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Jake Mason Trio - Rib Eye     Jazz, Instrumental 30/04/2018
Stepping out from the drivers seat of Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Mason dives firmly into the 60’s jazz organ trio sound making a record that is both delicate and fiery.
Fast jazzy steamer, features all players flat out and on fire!

Other tracks by Jake Mason Trio:  The Grain Store  -  The Stranger in the Mirror
The Rookies - Milestones     Jazz 21/04/2018
Not quite jazz club, not quite night club. The Rookies are a jazz band designed for the dance-floor. The energy is carried by the bands long standing musical brotherhood.
The first single release from The Rookies 'Play Jazz'. Milestones is a rhythmic exploration of the Miles Davis classic. Utilising metric modulation the melody shifts tempo before giving way to three distinct, unique, soaring and ebullient solos by pianist Joel Trigg, saxophonist Greg Sher and drummer Chris Cameron.

Other tracks by The Rookies:  I'll Remember April  -  If I Should Lose You
Adelaide Big Band - If I Ain't Got You (feat. Bill Parton)     Jazz 18/04/2018
South Australia’s premier 18-piece Big Band.
South Australia’s premier 18-piece Big Band will release single If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys Cover) on Monday 9 April 2018. The single features slick internationally acclaimed award winning crooner Bill Parton fronting premier Australian jazz orchestra, the 18-piece Adelaide Big Band comprising of the nation’s finest musical talent!

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Aaron McCoullough - Five Islands     Jazz, Instrumental 06/04/2018
Aaron McCoullough is a drummer/composer/educator based in Melbourne, Australia. His original music can be heard on his two releases: 'Portrait of Thoughts' (released 2013), and 'Provenience' (released 2018).
‘Provenience’ is embedded in the reflection, and rediscovery regarding specific localities of the Illawarra region in New South Wales. These works represent personal responses to the region with consideration to ‘time’ and ‘place’. The result is music that is representative of my recollections growing up in the region.

Other tracks by Aaron McCoullough:  Hill 60  -  Red Sands
Jaala - Junior Spirit     Jazz, Pop 21/03/2018
Jaala will massage you in metaphorical ways you never knew you loved. Intricately decorated and lovingly crafted, their music comes from a place of deep focus and care.
Happy and beautiful and spacious. As the closing track to the album 'Joonya Spirit', Junior Spirit is uplifting and danceable.

Other tracks by Jaala:  Good Circuit  -  Long Live
Tangents - Stents     Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Jazz 08/03/2018
Sydney "post-everything improv" quintet return with a teaser EP via Temporary Residence Ltd. Tangents meld electronic production, experimental rock and free improvisation to create their unique sound.
Starting from a pulse that the group begins to hover around, there is a propulsion to 'Stents' despite the drums off kilter stutters. The story unfolds as sounds come from all angles, before the drums are overtaken by an intense electronic break and the climax collapses.

Other tracks by Tangents:  In The Beginning  -  Arteries (Extended)
Mildlife - The Magnificent Moon     Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic, Dance 02/03/2018
Mildlife take the musical canvas, rip the lids off the paint tins, and throw vibrant slashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams.
"The Magnificent Moon" a 9 minute psychedelic disco journey is the opening track taken from Mildlife’s debut LP "Phase". Capturing the spirit of the band, this kaleidoscope jam is the interplanetary path between jazz, funk and disco with the perfect amalgamation of cosmic electronics and soulful acoustic instrumentation.

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Other tracks by Mildlife:  Zwango Zop  -  Im Blau