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Paul Grabowsky - Angel     Jazz 06/10/2015
Paul Atherstone Grabowsky (born 27 September 1958) is an Australian pianist and composer
The smooth and beguiling Angel, one of Paul’s best-loved compositions, opens the disc; from there we’re taken on a tour of styles and textures. This album promises to be one of the most significant jazz releases of this generation.

Other tracks by Paul Grabowsky:  October  -  I Get Along Without You Very Well
AKA BAZ - LAA     Jazz, Downbeat, Electronic 03/10/2015
AKA BAZ has been around since 2005 with two albums to date. The latest being Memento Mori, a collaborative effort by Aaron and artists from the Yum Yum Tree collective.
Far from traditional, AKA BAZ takes jazz to new dimensions.“LAA” opens with an edgy melodic guitar riff, which is consistent throughout the song complementing, the harmonious layered vocals of Brian, Elana and James.

The Cat Empire - Wolves     Jazz, Folk, Funk 03/10/2015
The Cat Empire have a sound of their own that is influenced by jazz, soul, reggae, pop and more. Their aim is to make you dance, and they succeed.
‘Wolves’ is the first single to be released from The Cat Empire’s 6th studio album, due for release early 2016. Recorded in their home town of Melbourne, and produced by Jan Skubiszewski, this latest single has an infectious groove, and beats that lead you straight to the dance floor.

Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky - Oh My Love (John Lennon, Yoko Ono)     Jazz, Classical 01/10/2015
Provenance, new album from two legends of Australian music – a survey of intimate ballads that showcases the craftsmanship of platinum-selling legendary singer Vince Jones and multi-ARIA-winning pianist Paul Grabowsky.
Oh My Love, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, takes on touching poignancy in this new rendition, and from there the album presents classic songs from a variety of genres as well as a number of Vince’s own compositions.

NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best Independent Jazz Album

Aquiline - The Colour of Gold     Pop, Ambience, Atmospheric 30/09/2015
We gently prod at the membranes separating ambient, alternative pop, jazz and modern classical music. Eno meets Elbow, Satie meets Sigur Ros, Jan Garbarek meets Anja Garbarek.
A relatively upbeat track by our standards, this features the sweet breathy vocals of pop-soul artist Simone Gill along with Girl Overboard guitarist Robin Gist and the soprano sax of jazz legend Tony Buchanan over an intense drum groove from Barnaby Gold.

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Other tracks by Aquiline:  This Goodbye  -  Where the Night Ends
Queen Porter Stomp - Impossible Possibility     World, Folk 30/09/2015
Raised in the swamps of Sydney's Inner West and bred in the traditions of New Orleans finest music. A wicked mix of ukulele, lush vocals, banjo & horns.
A catchy horn riff based song with lyrics that will transfer you to only places only your dreams could take you. Based on novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Impossible Possibility features vocals, trumpet, trombone, tuba, ukulele, Banjo and drums.

Other tracks by Queen Porter Stomp:  Those Walls  -  Muddy Shores
Albare - Hotel Royal     Jazz 18/09/2015
Albare is a jazz guitarist with a strong melodic sense. He directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival & he received the Order of Australia for his service to the arts.
This track is a vibrant musical celebration of the common ground that makes us human. And the music within – like the land in which it was made – was born of an equally multicultural ensemble, my musicians, although most live in New York, come from Venezuela, Cuba & Italy.

Fox DeRoche - Rosie Cheeks     Folk, Jazz 31/08/2015
Fox DeRoche - at 14 a talented teen who is one of his local area's hottest rising musical stars with a big future ahead.
A song about life and love

Anita Levy - King     Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening 15/08/2015
Anita Levy is Australian/New Zealander singer born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. At 18 she went to São Paulo, Brazil where she spent three years studying Jazz and Brazilian music.
It is the second song in a set of three as part of Anita's 'Songs for Brazil' creative project.
Written by Anita Levy, arranged by Bruno Valenti (based in Spain) and recorded at Soggy Dog Studios Melbourne.

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McSherry O'Brien - City To Live In     Rock, Pop 15/08/2015
McSherry O'Brien makes sounds from country, blues and even hints of folk rock. Their lyrics are intriguing and topical and at times offering interesting some semi-spoken word delivery.
An ode to the town of Melbourne.

Other tracks by McSherry O'Brien:  American Hotel  -  Donna
Grey Wing Trio - Guardian     Jazz, Instrumental, Atmospheric 12/08/2015
Forged in Sydney's suburban hustle and bustle, Grey Wing Trio draw from diverse influences; jazz with heavy interests from twentieth century and early classical, folk traditions and texture-based improvisational music.
Jazz, Medium paced instrumental song. Melodic and folky aesthetic that later develops into a strong groove and and improvised drum textures. Trumpet, piano and drums. Tells the story of the people in life who are are really great at looking out for others - especially when they need fighting for.

Barney McAll - Nectar Spur     Jazz 05/08/2015
Barney McAll (born Melbourne, Australia, 1966) is a jazz pianist and composer
2015 MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Chelsea Wilson, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

Barney McAll’s new album is both a homecoming and the story of a remarkable journey – a sonic reflection upon the distance in miles and in music he has travelled since leaving Mooroolbark, Victoria in 1989.

Other tracks by Barney McAll:  Non-Compliance  -  Apple Tree (recorded live at Wangaratta, 2013)
Samuel Dobson - Coda     Hip Hop, Classical, Jazz 31/07/2015
Sydney's emergent Samuel Dobson – MC, instrumentalist, composer, producer – is a scene unto himself. He explores narratives in his lyrics; musically straddling the lines between hip-hop, jazz and classical.
Coda is the first 'scene' from Samuel Dobson's upcoming debut album 'Samuel'. Composed entirely by Samuel and recorded with live instruments.
Musically, Coda is a unique fusion of hip-hop, classical and jazz, while the visceral lyrics lay the foundations the narrative that follows.

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Other tracks by Samuel Dobson:  Who You Run With?
Juliana Areias - Flecha ( Arrow)     Jazz, World, Ethnic, Roots 29/07/2015
The Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias, has been compared to Bebel Gilberto, the genre’s golden girl. Now this Sao Paulo-born singer is the toast of Perth’s jazz scene." The Australian.
A fast and energetic samba song inspired by Rio de Janeiro to celebrate its 450 years as a city. The city's full name is St Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro. St Sebastian usually is painted holding arrows in his hands. Also arrows analogies to The cupid Love Angel, Greek Centaurs.

WAMAWARD NOMINEE 2016:Best World Music Act

Other tracks by Juliana Areias:  Night in Takapuna  -  Mare Cheia ( Full tide)
The Bean Project - Somebody Knows     Pop, Acoustic, Folk, Jazz 24/07/2015
French horn-clad acoustic duo The Bean Project, blend acoustic sounds of folk and jazz with unique songwriting - the odd marriage of Cake, City and Color and Kings of Convenience.
The Bean Project's debut release Somebody Knows is an energetic acoustic folk/pop song that discusses the idea that we don't need to believe certain things in order to be good people. The song features aggressive French horn solos, anthemic chorus' and the relentless rhythmic momentum.

Kerbside Collection - Feather Duster     Funk/Soul, Jazz 22/07/2015
‘A gritty rhythm section of old school drums and fender or upright bass, alongside funky hammond and rhodes, with some sweet George Benson-ish jazz guitar licks on top.’
Tight, happy, skippy, dusty jazz funk groove.


Other tracks by Kerbside Collection:  Bogangar  -  Rabbit Hole
Allan Browne Quintet - Peace at Last     Jazz 29/06/2015
The Allan Browne Quintet features Allan Browne, Eugene Ball, Geoff Howard, Phil Noy and Nick Haywood. Ithaca Bound, their fifth release, celebrates Browne's favourite poem.
The closing track from the Allan Browne's fifth release features spoken word from Browne.

In2Deep - Just for the Heaven of it     Jazz 22/06/2015
The inimitable Canberra Jazz duo In2DEEP combines the stunning vocal talents of Rachel Thorne with the keyboard, composition and crooning abilities of Mike Dooley.
An upbeat swinging jazz duo with a hot rhythm and horn section about living life to the full.

Other tracks by In2Deep:  Symbiosis  -  Albatross
The Randy Anderson - Cooked On One Burner     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental, Soul 15/06/2015
The Randy Anderson: an 8-piece interactive powerhouse projecting a unique brand of funk energy into the ears of enthusiastic listeners. These passionate creators are dedicated to bringing their A-Game.
2015 MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Chelsea Wilson, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

A rhythm section driven explosion of heavy jazz funk. Tight horn section sounds, wailing guitar solo, original music with a dirty groove.

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Other tracks by The Randy Anderson:  Bender  -  Suitcase Concert
Oméros - Surrender To Your Heart     Jazz, Ambience, Blues, Electronic 15/06/2015
Oméros is a Melbourne based producer and guitarist.Music Genre:Ambient-Jazz, Ambient-Blues, Sexy Electronic
This song is off the album FLUX. The song talks about acceptance and falling in love.
The album is a unique combination of electro-acoustic blues, jazz and rock, all mashed together into its own form. It explores love, self-worth, loneliness, identity and reality.

Other tracks by Oméros:  Clarity  -  Silence