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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
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Shorty and Chow - Suspension     Jazz, Funk, Experimental, World 12/06/2015
Shorty and Chow’s music is a unique blend of Jazz, Progressive Rock, Groove and Funk with a hint of Eastern influence.
Whilst listening to ABC’s DIG late one night, Luke was inspired by a piece performed by Perth based pianist Tal Cohen. Getting straight to work he amalgamated Jewish harmonics with Rock grooves, Suspension was written by sunrise. Featuring captivating solos, this piece highlights what Shorty and Chow are all about.

Robert Burke - Mercurochrome     Jazz, Instrumental 11/06/2015
This recording is based on free jazz with compositional context informing free improvisation; hence the title 'Power of the idea'. Burke and Melbourne colleagues are joined by New York luminaries.
Excellent opener from Burke's 2015 release Power of the Idea.

Phaedra - Sweet Sweet Love     Jazz, Acoustic 25/04/2015
Phaedra is the product of a musical collaboration between Aya Gerahty and Peter Salt. Strong contemporary jazz influences with powerful vocals and rich orchestral production supporting Peter's acoustic guitar
Think jazz club, sultry singer, big band, tuxedoes, elegant, classy. Think velvet curtains, champagne flowing with well-mannered gentlemen escorting beautiful ladies, an era that has been lost in today's chaotic world. Romance personified, indulgent and fun.

Other tracks by Phaedra:  Framed Pictures  -  Bravo Charlie Bravo
Visions of a Nomad - Baramundi Dreaming     Jazz, Folk, Soundtrack (Film Related), Instrumental 22/04/2015
Visions of a Nomad under the direction of composer Michael Cuming plays an eclectic mix of World jazz Fusion and Classically influenced Music accompanied by the didgeridoo.
Baramundi Dreaming was composed after visiting some Indigenous friends in Kununura in the Kimberly's, tragedy struck, this track reflects mourning as well as the beauty of the people and the landscape they call their home.

Other tracks by Visions of a Nomad:  Sasera  -  Butterflies
Strange New Folk - Giddy Up Mama     Blues/Roots, Jazz, Rock, Funk 31/03/2015
Don't let the name fool you - sure, we are a little bit 'folky', but we're also a bit jazz, a little bit rock and a nice dose of blues.
A song about the frustrations of a stale, slow moving relationship.

Other tracks by Strange New Folk:  Make No Fuss  -  Wrong Crowd
Rafael Karlen - The Promise of Postcards     Jazz 31/03/2015
Rafael Karlen is a Brisbane-based composer and saxophonist. His music combines elements of Jazz, Contemporary Improvised Music and Western Art Music.
The Promise of Postcards is taken from the Arrivals and Prospects Suite by Rafael Karlen which explores the charged landscapes of nostalgia and lingering reflection, across to the anticipation and excitement of a future destination. Performed live at the 2014 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.

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Coisa Linda - Para de Bobeira     World, Funk, Jazz 30/03/2015
Coisa Linda means “Beautiful thing” in Portuguese. The group plays samba and bossa nova, making the joyful and vibrant music from Brazil come to life:Brazilian music played by Brazilians!
Para de Bobeira is a Brazilian funk song with a contagious groove, a catchy riff and will put you in a happy mood. The song is an invitation to dance (and even if you don't understand the lyrics in Portuguese, that's what you'll feel like doing).

Laique - Closing Time     Jazz, World 24/03/2015
Original compositions in the style of speakeasy-era jazz with a fleck of French Manouche and a speck of Flamenco fuelled by espresso martinis.
Closing time is a song about the stories that unfold in the arms of a late night martini bar.

Other tracks by Laique:  The Last Bend  -  At First Blush
Lizzie O'Keefe - Leaden Heart     Jazz, Easy Listening, Pop 11/03/2015
Moving elegantly through jazz, folk, classical and Middle Eastern styles, Lizzie O’Keefe is a dynamic and commanding vocalist.
Leaden Heart, a jazz finalist in the 2015 QMA’s, is a poignant and heartfelt recount of lost love. Retold with a stunning piano arrangement, this song is honest and beautiful.

Other tracks by Lizzie O'Keefe:  Black Moon  -  Desert Flower
Lisa Crawley - Stranger     Jazz, Soul, Classical 26/02/2015
Melbourne's Lisa Crawley is set to captivate listeners and onlookers across the country with her sophisticated, thoughtful and charming sound that is matched with a hue of the pop world.
- Soft hues of 60’s pop influence
- Collaboration of sweet and sophisticated
- String accompaniment

Hue Blanes - To Those Who Are Finding It Hard To Sleep Tonight     Jazz, Live Performance, Pop, Folk 25/02/2015
A virtuoso pianist with a musky, melancholic singing voice, Hue Blanes has been playing music since he was seven. He is a Melbourne institution, dug in deeper than a tick
melodic big range ballad with horns

Other tracks by Hue Blanes:  The Captain and the Sea  -  Mumma Let Me Go
James Macaulay Quartet - Christmas Day Love Song     Jazz 24/02/2015
A powerful and obsessive trombonist, James Macaulay is the new face of Australia’s unique continuum of trad jazz. A mad bone player, music scholar, and historian
Melbourne Instrumental jazz

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Other tracks by James Macaulay Quartet:  Lingering Notes  -  Melancholy Thing
JOY. - Weather     Electronic, Pop, Jazz 20/02/2015
JOY. is the project of 17 year old singer/producer Olivia McCarthy from Brisbane, Australia.
JOY.’s new track is a building swirl mirroring the hype around her beat-making prowess. ‘Weather’ creates a delicate world of silky synths, steady percussions and haunting vocals that will melt your ears and soul.

Gorilla Jones - lmfao     Funk/Soul, Jazz 14/02/2015
Gorilla Jones is a highly upbeat blend of soul, jazz and New Orleans fusion
Lmfao is a smooth jazzy number aimed to please with a catchy hook and live sound

Hayden Hack - Pass It On     Blues/Roots 07/02/2015
Infusing a combination of Funk, Jazz, Afrobeat and the underlying dance beats of the Reggae nations - Hayden Hack honours the musical journeys of his travelling namesake.
A funk, Afro and psychedelic aesthetic all driven by the South African front man Hayden Hack and his eight-piece funk family.

Penelope Sai - Diamonds Are Forever     Jazz, Soundtrack (Film Related), Soul 07/02/2015
Some Kind of Dream is a lush album capturing the exquisite fleeting moments between sleep and wakefulness; the midnight borderland of a lover’s whisper and glimpses of star-shot skies...
Diamonds Are Forever is the theme tune to the James Bond film. this version is dark and sexy with a rhumba/latin feel and killer latin horn.

Other tracks by Penelope Sai:  Adrien's Imaginings  -  How It Ends
C.W. Stoneking - Get On The Floor     Blues/Roots, Folk, Swing 30/01/2015
Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures found on the ARIA Award winning Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity!
The first track to be released from this album, its a fast paced, call-and-response dance floor filler!

Other tracks by C.W. Stoneking:  The Thing I Done  -  The Zombie
Liza Ohlback - Trouble Going Down     Jazz, Blues, Live Performance 17/01/2015
Originally from Tasmania Liza grew up in a musical family and developed a love of Gospel music at a very young age, singing with her mothers singing group.
The Liza Ohlback band performed Trouble Going Down live at The Manly Fig in Sydney Australia in November 2013. The performance was recorded by Andrew Goodman-Jones of RNBLive, Radio Northern Beaches.

Other tracks by Liza Ohlback:  I Didn't See It Coming  -  Best You Move On
Hetty Kate & Dan Gaskin - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered     Classical, Live Performance 14/01/2015
Hetty Kate on vocals & Dan Gaskin on Piano perform live in the studios of Melbourne's 3MBS.
Hetty Kate & Dan Gaskin perform Richard Rogers's Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered live in the studios of Melbourne's 3MBS.

Other tracks by Hetty Kate & Dan Gaskin:  The Thrill is Gone
Allan Zavod & James Clark - On Green Dolphin Street     Jazz, Classical, Live Performance 10/01/2015
Allan Zavod, piano & James Clark, double bass with On Green Dolphin Street. The pair are recorded live at the studios of 3MBS in Melbourne.
Allan Zavod on piano & James Clark on double bass perform Miles Davis', On Green Dolphin Street live at the studios of 3MBS in Melbourne.

Other tracks by Allan Zavod & James Clark:  The Nearness of You