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Jazz

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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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Michael Pignéguy - Mega Jam     Jazz, Instrumental 06/02/2019
Michael Pignéguy (pronounced Pin-ay-gee) is a gifted drummer, composer, band-leader, arranger and producer. He performs & records alongside a variety of other skilled, international musicians & vocalists
Mega Jam was recorded between Russia, Ukraine & Malaysia, arranged & produced by Michael Pignéguy, featuring Anton Davidyants (Russia) - bass, Oleg Polyanskiy (Ukraine) - keys & Michael Pignéguy (Australian) - drums

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Kate Fuller & The Boys Club - Don't Speak     Jazz, Swing, Soul, World 26/01/2019
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 unique Latin style jazz cover of one of Gwen Stefani's 90s anthems from her iconic band No Doubt. Growing up listening to Gwen and her powerful feminist lyrics we wanted to pay homage to the woman who said to us we're not "just girls" in this smooth rendition of one of her more heartfelt pieces.

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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