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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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Freda and Jackson - Sumluv     Electronic, Jazz, Instrumental, House 17/02/2016
Freda and Jackson are an emerging Sydney duo. Whilst taking influences from Jazz and Soul into their world of electronic music, they've managed to translate an alluring human feel.
Sumluv is a Jazzy, and slightly more playful cut with a steady breakbeat groove that weaves through a rich, social atmosphere. Jackson & Freda illustrate attention to detail in their ability to express a human touch with the tune shifting dynamically throughout the 4 and and a half minute.

Other tracks by Freda and Jackson:  Persius  -  Chump Feat. Oedura
The Awesome - Fire Doesn't Always Burn The Wood     Funk/Soul, Acoustic, Jazz 10/02/2016
The Awesome are a dazzling duo . Mili Cifali's intricate guitar work leaves you mesmerised while her rich vocals impress. Jim Horvath complements with his velvet tones on upright bass.
Lively jazzy feel good song with funky guitar rhythm soulful vocals and lead smooth bass and interesting lyrical content. A real toe tapper!

Other tracks by The Awesome:  Dreaming Your Life Away  -  Moondance
The Cat Empire - Bulls     Pop, Jazz, Roots 10/02/2016
The Cat Empire from Melbourne have a sound they can genuinely call their own with splashes of Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and more creating something very special.
'Bulls' is the new single from the band's 'Rising With The Sun' album (Rel, 4 March 2016). Part of the melody from the song came to frontman and writer Felix Riebl in a dream. Towards the end of the song the band really kick up a gear. PARTY!

Girl Friday - Remember What We Said     Folk, Jazz 28/01/2016
Girl Friday's folky jazz songs marry the old fashioned with new sensibilities. Her smooth, soaring vocals are sure to tug on your heartstrings.
'Remember What We Said' tells the tale of an enduring love based on a promise of simply being together. A simple ukulele and heartfelt vocals make this a song you can rest in.

Other tracks by Girl Friday:  Forget You Not
Voudou Zazou - Time To Swing     Jazz, Acoustic, Swing 15/01/2016
Voudou Zazou's Gypsy Swing is infectious and fun. Featuring acoustic guitar, double bass, accordion and sparkling female vocals, the band's debut "Time To Swing" is an upbeat and finger-snapping delight!
A joyous, finger-snappin' romp with a catchy beat and a happy sound. "Time To Swing" is an original tune with hot solos on guitar and accordion - and a memorable vocal hook that will stay with you for days.

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Other tracks by Voudou Zazou:  Zoot Suit Strut  -  Coucou
Jasmine Nelson - Keep Her Close     Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening, Folk 18/12/2015
An engaging singer and songwriter with an eclectic mix of influences, an understated and beguiling style. Intimate, honest and musically captivating.
A vulnerable and moving song, and a sad goodbye. Featuring a beautiful string quartet, and an honest and intimate vocal performance.

Other tracks by Jasmine Nelson:  Sorry  -  Heart
Stu Hunter - Eagle Fish     Jazz, Instrumental 15/12/2015
Stu Hunter is a musician, composer and producer. He has worked as a player or producer on over 120 releases worldwide. He has a studio in Sydney called The Habitat.
A pulsating melting pot groove of driving horn melodies draped over a bubbling scaffold of interweaving riffs and rolling drums. Piano and baritone sax solos (Matt Keegan) punctuate this reflection of feeling connected to life force itself.

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Other tracks by Stu Hunter:  Twelve Stages OF Freedom  -  MDu Moonshine
Nicola Milan - Things I Do To Get To You     Pop, Electronic, Jazz 12/12/2015
Glitz, glamour and the roaring twenties, jazz pop artist Nicola Milan mixes 1920's swing with modern grooves and electronic elements; wrapped up in silky vocals.
Just a little tale about stalking, obsession and Grand Theft Auto, wrapped in infectious grooves and silky vocals.

jp - Running     Pop, Jazz, Roots, Soul 09/12/2015
Session drummer turned singer/eclectic songwriter, jp combines all his worldly influences into a platter of catchy songs that you can dance, sing-a-long, make love and break up to.
Running is the last song from jp's debut EP "Part 1". It explores themes of longing and heartache, cold winters and waiting patiently for our dreams to be fulfilled (if ever). Part Pop, part Jazz and part British Trip-Hop, this song pays homage to both fresh and vintage alternative music.

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Other tracks by jp:  Losing My Mind  -  Turtle Doves
Lisa Crawley - Up In The Air     Pop, Jazz, Atmospheric, Chill 04/12/2015
The five-track EP is produced by Ryan Ritchie (Kimbra, Oh Mercy, Birds of Tokyo), whose work with Kimbra on ‘Cameo Lover’ earned him an ARIA.
Up In The Air features sparse production and vocals that go from soaring to sounding fragile; lyrics that don’t just amount to hiding beneath the shade-cloth. It builds on the retro vibe, showcasing a singer-songwriter who has found her place in a dreamy, melodic pop world, with an edgy darkness.

Other tracks by Lisa Crawley:  Is There Something Wrong?  -  Showgirl
Lady Lash - Memory Chambers     Hip Hop, Jazz, Australian Indigenous, Rap 05/11/2015
A storyteller of Hip Hop & Jazz, Lash releases her 3rd Album 'Milky Way', with head nodding goodness and a candid heartfelt playlist; this is another classic for the collection.
This track is about my Childhood memories while growing up in Ceduna, West coast of South Australia.

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Other tracks by Lady Lash:  Clockwork Blue  -  Family All The Way
PAINTonPAINT - Two Mirrors     Pop, Electronic 03/11/2015
PAINTonPAINT is the celebration of two artists set keen on learning furiously about the world and the lived intersections between reason and emotional experience. Also, snacks.
'Two Mirrors' is an honest, pragmatic love song. There's no better kind, really. In this one, Hannah's voice soars golden genius. Go enjoy it already.

Steve Robinson - Always     Pop, Acoustic, Folk, Jazz 03/11/2015
Labelled as Urban Folk, Psychedelic Jazz, blues, alternative indie and even “Bob Dylan goes to the circus” an engaging, brilliant musician with sharp insightful lyrics.
A celebration of diving into a new romance knowing that this is the romance of a life time. Simple beautifully crafted piece with a call back to the classic songs of Burt Bacharach

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Other tracks by Steve Robinson:  Rhyme No Reason  -  Easy
The Cope Street Parade - Liquorice Stick Rag     Jazz, Folk 03/11/2015
Blending the hot sounds of gypsy swing with elements of New Orleans traditional jazz to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian.
Fiery traditional jazz rag.

Other tracks by The Cope Street Parade:  My Baby On My Mind  -  Dancin' All Night
Bush Gothic - True Blue     Folk, Pop, Jazz, World 01/11/2015
Darker, stranger Australian folk.Songs of criminal women and convict men, treachery and transportation: ‘Bold, inspired and beautiful in its intensity. Bush Gothic takes your breath away.’ (The National Times)
The first single to be released from Bush Gothic’s forthcoming album. Bush Gothic have given the song a defiantly original treatment with the vocal delivery and unexpected musical arrangement contextualising the familiar lyrics to produce a darker, deeper view of Australian identity. Drums, double-bass, piano with The Lonely String Quartet.

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Other tracks by Bush Gothic:  Botany Bay  -  Here's Adieu To All Judges and Juries
Joshua Hatcher - Succession     Jazz 28/10/2015
Brisbane-based saxophonist and composer Joshua Hatcher's new album "Now and Then" features original music inspired by the acoustic, melodic sounds of 50s/60s jazz LPs.
This tune is inspired by the Wayne Shorter composition "One by One", thus "Succession". It has a Jazz Messengers hard bop vibe with tightly constructed, contrasting solos and plenty of hard swinging.

Other tracks by Joshua Hatcher:  Etude  -  Mood Swing
Hey Frankie - Road To Nowhere     Funk/Soul, Soul, Electronic, Jazz 23/10/2015
Crossing boundaries between neo-soul, jazz and electronica, Hey Frankie brings a new world of sonic narratives born out of five diverse musical voices
This track shares the message of following your dreams notwithstanding the internal battles we face of feeling 'lost', and the importance of persevering as the means to find your way. It melds electronica effects / lines with hypnotic RnB grooves, with influences drawn from J-Dilla and Thundercat.

Other tracks by Hey Frankie:  Moving On  -  Werewolf
Monique diMattina - All I Really Want To Do     Jazz, Pop 22/10/2015
Off the back of her sellout show 'An Affair to Dismember' diMattina releases 'Everybody Loves Somebody' - songs on fast lust, French fantasy, platonic pacts, parasitic attachments and more.
A beautiful take on Bob Dylan's "All I Want to Do" is reaharmonised by diMattina's in surprising ways. diMattina's beautiful vocals and the sympathetic musical accompaniment make this a real treat.

The Idea of North - Big Yellow Taxi     Jazz, Cover Version 06/10/2015
The Idea of North are an Australian a cappella vocal ensemble. Founded in Canberra in 1993, the group's name is taken from radio broadcasts of pianist Glenn Gould.
Anthology presents iconic tracks from the group’s history, showcasing the fresh arrangements, and stunning singing for which they have become renowned.
This is album a must-have for all lovers of The Idea of North and anyone who wants to sample some of the finest musicality Australia has to offer.

Other tracks by The Idea of North:  Embraceable You  -  Isn't She Lovely
Paul Grabowsky - Paradise     Jazz 06/10/2015
Paul Atherstone Grabowsky (born 27 September 1958) is an Australian pianist and composer
It is a reordering of everything we remember or have forgotten, a series of combinatorial reshuffles done at warp speed. ’
‘Bittersweet’ as the title suggests, adventurous, bursting with energy, intense, richly complex yet smooth as silk, this is a contemporary jazz album you’ll want to hear again and again.

Other tracks by Paul Grabowsky:  Twisty  -  Toy Town