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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.

Tracks

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John Sangster - A little swamp music (with doo-wups)     Jazz 22/08/2019
John Sangster was one of the most talented Australian jazz musicians of all time, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of music than any other.
Firstly the orchestral swampy part, then some more mysterioso from Tony, Smedley and Slugs. The two clarinets enter, Darky on the right-hand and Paul on the left-hand channel. And the doo-wuppery begins.

Other tracks by John Sangster:  Three moons (two up, one down)  -  Doo wup doo-wup t’wuthers
John Sangster - A song for Bo     Jazz, Jazz, Instrumental 22/08/2019
John Sangster was one of the most talented Australian jazz musicians of all time, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of music than any other.
Clarinets, Len’s finger-cymbals, Bob’s plunger solo. The one where he holds the plunger just out a bit. Then the saxes, with Bob this time in the Harmon mute, and then John Costelloe. There’s a recurring motif in most of the pieces that make up this Suite; built of triplets, it tells her name.

Other tracks by John Sangster:  Little lively one  -  Little sweet one
John Sangster - Ripper     Jazz, Blues, Instrumental 22/08/2019
John Sangster was one of the most talented Australian jazz musicians of all time, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of music than any other.
Starting down the Spencer Street end

Other tracks by John Sangster:  The right time the right place  -  That’s it
John Sangster - Take that     Jazz, Blues, Instrumental 22/08/2019
John Sangster was one of the most talented Australian jazz musicians of all time, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of music than any other.
The good old days

Other tracks by John Sangster:  It’s a sad thing  -  Look out
John Sangster - What’s for openers?     Jazz, Jazz, Instrumental 22/08/2019
John Sangster was one of the most talented Australian jazz musicians of all time, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of music than any other.
Small big band ... Sango strikes again, blues and all

Other tracks by John Sangster:  The loper  -  The long line
The Magnificence - Empty Pockets     Jazz 19/08/2019
Northern Rivers based band playing almost traditional jazz. They growl, they mewl, they cook – and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices
Written while and inspired by living in a Winnebago on the north coast of NSW. Set in a tango style with 3 piece string section.

Other tracks by The Magnificence:  Internal Affairs  -  Blind Lead the Blind
Esmè - Ella     Jazz 13/08/2019
Esmé is a Sydney based singer/songwriter. In 2017 she self released her debut single ‘Come with me’ which won the attention of Triple J presenters, Sony 301 and MTV Australia
Each one of her songs is personalised with artistic production work, painting a colourful picture in audio as her voice floats above broken hip hop inspired beats, swelling synths, orchestral movements and deep melodic bass lines. Her music leans into the realm of electro pop alongside artists such as Charlotte Cardin, Jordan Rakei, Billie Eillish.

Hannah Grace - Hope In The Wind     Jazz, Soul 06/08/2019
A new emerging indie-jazz crossover artist with the voice of an Angel and songs to melt the coldest of Winter winds.
"Hope In The Wind" takes you straight to the stylish melodies of Norah Jones and the lyrical content of the great Jazz and Soul artists. Hannah wraps her own unique voice and piano playing around this piece to give a fresh feel to a genre that can be too easily discounted. Take a listen- you won't be disappointed at all.

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Soft Power - Counting Sheep     Jazz, Instrumental, Ambience, Chill 30/07/2019
Post-rock jazz band from Melbourne
Counting Sheep is inspired conceptually by childhood dreams and nostalgia. It explores my obsession with Australian kitsch and suburbia, meditating on the classic milk bars and ice-cream trucks of my youth. This personal sound world captures us caught between two moments rather than being in just one, like a child trying to find some hope in disparate and unfamiliar dreams.

The Slipdixies - Ain't We Got Fun     Jazz, Folk, Blues, Roots 29/07/2019
Making 1920s & 30s pop music popular all over again, performing old favourites and lesser known forgotten treasures of a bygone era with a mild modern twist!
This vaudeville tune from 1920 went on to become symbolic of the roaring twenties, making light of the hard times endured by the less fortunate and poking fun at the fortunate, who had more to loose!

Our full band feature kicks off with a brief and bright intro, vocal verse and choruses and solos on banjo, trumpet and trombone.

Other tracks by The Slipdixies:  Don't Fish In My Sea  -  Yearning
Point of Difference - A Day With Madeline     Jazz, Instrumental 22/07/2019
Five creative minds come together to form Point of Difference. Each bringing an individual sound, focused on combining improvisation, exploration, structure and a chamber-like sound to their original compositions.
A Day with Madeline is a composition that takes the listener on a day outing with Madeline. The ensemble creates playful interplay throughout the composition which at times is very dynamic and reserved.

Other tracks by Point of Difference:  Early Awake  -  Feathers Flight
Harry Mitchell - Xu     Jazz 20/07/2019
Harry Mitchell is an Australian Jazz Pianist
Up swinger!

Other tracks by Harry Mitchell:  Loops  -  I wonder
Sophie Min - Mole     Jazz, Instrumental, Acoustic 20/07/2019
Sophie Min is a Korea-born Australian jazz pianist and composer whose work shows a distinctive personal aesthetic and mesmerizing improvising skills.
This song was composed for a duo recording project with Diana Tolmie. The melodic lines contain strong idiomatic motivic development, complex polyrhythmic ideas, and contemporary jazz vocabulary.

The call-and-response between the guitar and piano gives the work a sense of balance and clarity. The piano solo flows over modern harmonic changes which gives more variety to the arrangement.

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michael Cuming/Visions of a Nomad - Trans It     Jazz, Instrumental, Atmospheric, Live Performance 16/07/2019
Visions of a Nomad plays an eclectic mix of World Jazz Fusion. Music with "substance", covering all genres and drawing on all of the world's musical influences.
Emotive Jazz fusion track by Visions of a Nomad, winding through various moods, tempo's, the live track has been embellished with touches of background samples but played live by Michael Cuming on Keys, Silvana van Dijk on Drums, Sam Terrett on Bass, Composition by Michael Cuming

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Other tracks by michael Cuming/Visions of a Nomad:  You've been on my back  -  Grassy Spirit
Fairtrade Narcotics - Head Over Handlebars     Jazz, Rock, Dance, Experimental 04/07/2019
Fairtrade Narcotics are a trumpet fronted, high energy, five piece chaos machine cultivating progressive hip hop infused, surfy jazz-rock mayhem.
The song is a melting pot of jazz infused, topsy-turvy bossa rhythms, playful spoken word vocals, bright bubbly keys, cowbell, vibraslaps, brassy unison lines, contagious call and response, and a break paying homage to Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing.

Quirky lyrics compare catching unrequited feelings to flying head first over your bike’s handlebars into the concrete- uncomfortable and downright embarrassing.

Other tracks by Fairtrade Narcotics:  Extranormal
Octave Inc - Enterprise     Jazz, Pop, Experimental, Instrumental 03/07/2019
Fusion aficionados.
A smooth, R&B vibe.

Other tracks by Octave Inc:  Cut and Run  -  New Jet
Michael Cuming/Visions of a NOmad - Something awry     Jazz, World, Live Performance, Atmospheric 01/07/2019
Michael pioneered the use of the didgeridoo in combination with Classical, Jazz and World music.
Written after a dust storm in Brisbane Australia, wondering what will be next as the signs of something awry in the discolored sky are becoming more frequent.

Other tracks by Michael Cuming/Visions of a NOmad:  Zindzi  -  Butterflies
Leigh Collins - Stories     Jazz, Blues, Instrumental 28/06/2019
Mornington Peninsula based jazz/blues guitarist. Debut album "Here's Why" out 2019.
Stories is a whimsical bluesy piece inspired by various forms of Americana. It has a nostalgic flavour that pays tribute to animated childhood films.

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Jordan Rakei - Mind's Eye     Jazz, Soul 27/06/2019
Rackei moved from Brisbane to London in 2015, signed to Ninja Tune, released his second LP in 2017. A mature and sophisticated release, underlined himself as a songwriter, producer, performer.
Switching up from the intimate portrait he painted with “Wallflower”, Jordan has taken a step back to study humanity as a whole. Overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future combined with Jordan’s inner contemplation of humanity and our existence, ‘Mind’s Eye’ describes a future world in which wearable tech has been superseded by tech implanted in the human body.

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Cone of Confusion - Conscious Inertia (single version)     Jazz, Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental 26/06/2019
Experimental, Creative and Theatrical; Cone of Confusion blends musical curiosity through improvisation, bringing to the surface an unexpected mix of sounds rarely heard before.
The upcoming concept album is programmatic, following the story of an individual dreaming about their inevitable emancipation from the system, irreversibly corrupt.

As it happens, Conscious Inertia takes places early on in the story arc in which the individual is conscious of the inevitability of their deeds leading to negative repercussions.