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Susy Blue - Fell From A Wall     Folk, Rockabilly, Jazz, Pop 04/04/2014
Divinely vintage vocals, honeyed harmonies and charming tales are what make up Susy Blue. Inspired by Susy’s love of 60’s pop, early rock n roll, nouveau-folk and everything in between.
A haunting gospel groove that swirls through a summer storm. 40 kitsch glasses were harmed in the making of this song, with Susy smashing the glasses into a wheelie bin to produce the sample to feature in the track. Recorded with Shane O'Mara (Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, The Audrey’s).

Ilias - Fire Away     Electronic, Atmospheric, Industrial, Soundscapes 01/04/2014
Ilias is a Sydney based, producer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & singer.
Ilias is a Sydney based, producer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & singer.

Other tracks by Ilias:  (Theme From) Fire Away  -  Fire Away (Instrumental)
Anita Harris - It's You or No One     Jazz, Instrumental, Jazz 14/03/2014
Melbourne based vocalist Anita Harris has been on the Australian Jazz Scene for more than two decades. One journalist highlighted her "incomparable velvet voice"; another, her styles as "delightfully creamy".
Written by Jule and Sammy Cahn, this track opens with something for which vocalist Anita Harris' fondness is well documented. Features Graeme Steel on trumpet, Ron Trigg on tenor sax and best described as one of those tunes which, as the UK Jazz Journal wrote, "Harris swings ably and effortlessly"

Other tracks by Anita Harris:  Green  -  Here's Looking At You
Sam Bates - Wolverine     Jazz, Instrumental 12/03/2014
Performing and recording with some of the country's leading improvisers and artist's including Scott Tinkler, Ollie Browne and Katie Noonan; has earned Sam Bates recognition within the Australian jazz scene.
Written during a trip to Canada – where these beasts still roam the hills, the sentiment is forceful with a hint of the solitary nature of the Wolverine. Again, I enjoy the challenge of building a performance within the cycle of a prescribed rhythmic structure.

Other tracks by Sam Bates:  Make It Stop  -  Rat Rescue
Elissa Goodrich - Prelude     Classical, Jazz, Instrumental 04/02/2014
Elissa Goodrich is a composer, percussionist and sound artist working in multi-artform projects and contemporary, improvised music.
Elissa Goodrich - marimba. Track 2 from Elissa Goodrich's Bach Conversation CD, a re-imagining of JS Bach's Cello Suite No.3 for solo marimba and duet improvisations featuring members of her acclaimed jazz quartet States of Play and sublime vocalist Ria Soemardjo. Recorded live at ABC studios, Sound engineer Russell Thomson.

Other tracks by Elissa Goodrich:  Conversation 4  -  Conversation 1
Catherine Estall - Wherever You May Go     Jazz, Easy Listening 21/01/2014
Warm, intimate, sophisticated and delicate.Catherine is a singer/composer from the Blue Mountains. Jazz, Lounge, Latin songs delivered with a beautiful voice.
A Jazz/Lounge track featuring Catherine (voice) with Guitar, Saxophone, Rhodes Piano, Double Bass and Drums. Laid back and 'Cruisey' in the style of Melody Gardot and Norah Jones.

Other tracks by Catherine Estall:  So Happy  -  You and I
The Liberators - Water Somewhere feat Roxie Ray     Funk/Soul, Soul, Jazz 20/12/2013
"Antibalas's Martin Perna and Amayo are big fans of the Liberators and with good reason: this is top-shelf 21st century Afrobeat" Bill Lupetti, WRIR 97.3 fm USA
First single taken from The Liberators new LP "Power struggle" (Record Kicks). Produced by Nate Goldentone (Dojo Cuts, The Liberators) featuring stunning new soul diva Roxie Ray on vocals, Australian premier afro-funk-jazz combo The Liberators return with a deep, soulful and solid new single.

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The Monotremes - No York     Pop, Jazz, Psychedelic, Experimental 20/12/2013
The Monotremes are a six-piece from Canberra, comprising trumpet, baritone/tenor sax, two keyboards / vocals, bass, drums/percussion.Their music is most influenced by Zappa, gorillaz, Beck, Ravel and Bartok.
No York is a song about people who have nothing better to do than tell you how much they hate your town.

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Other tracks by The Monotremes:  How Could You?  -  Preponderous
Anton Delecca Quartet - The Ark     Jazz, World 20/11/2013
The Anton Delecca Quartet soar to magnificent heights with their 3rd album, The Healer, making music that is compelling and absorbing. The journey will inspire you!
The scale and time signature of this piece reflect the Middle Eastern influence of some of the music I have played and recorded recently. The title refers to the group of people who have carried me through some challenging times in my personal recent history.

Other tracks by Anton Delecca Quartet:  Hokusai Says  -  The Healer (For Glen)
Susy Blue - Baby I'm Bored     Folk, Rockabilly, Jazz, Pop 13/11/2013
The whimsical Susy Hull captains the mighty six-piece playing kooky pop calypso. Influences range from classical, jazz to folk and gypsy stylings and draw inspirations from Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor.
A sassy upbeat number with a baritone sax that's hard not to want to dance to. Straight to the point, this tongue in cheek track will have women everywhere singing to their husbands, boyfriends and lovers.

Allan Browne - Billy Goat Stomp     Jazz, Live Performance, Swing 29/10/2013
CW Volume 2 won the 2012 Jazz Bell Award. Allan has been inducted into Bell's Hall Of Fame, and won Don Banks Music Award for his contribution to Australian music.
A previously unreleased version of Red Onions performing Jelly Roll Morton's Dixieland classic Billy Goat Stomp, live on ABC in 1964.

Other tracks by Allan Browne:  Ford Dealer's Son From Deni  -  He's Not Much (But He's All He Thinks About)
Jessica Saphia - Lucid Dreams of You     Jazz, Blues, Easy Listening, Acoustic 29/10/2013
Smokey jazz vocals and songs for the soul with melodic lines and cathartic raw emotions.
Song based on the ability to manipulate you dreams. In lucid dreaming you become aware you are in a dream, so can change what happens, where you go and who you are with in your dream. Where would you go, what would you do?

Other tracks by Jessica Saphia:  Hello Day  -  Make Life Better
Mike Dooley Jazz Ensemble - The Grooving Magpie     Jazz, Funk 25/10/2013
The Mike Dooley Jazz Ensemble features some of the capital's finest musicians, playing Mke's original compositions which draw on an eclectic range of influences including jazz, funk, world and classical.
An upbeat jazz funk tune based on the song of a magpie. Sampled magpie song included on track. Grooving beat from a tight rhythm section and exciting solos from sax trumpet piano and bass.

Other tracks by Mike Dooley Jazz Ensemble:  Zymurgy  -  Soliloquy
Jimi Beavis - You're Much Too Young for Me     Blues/Roots, Jazz, Soul, Roots 24/10/2013
Jimi Beavis is all class. A gentleman giant of the Brisbane roots scene. New Album Gentleman Giant coming soon!
Returning to university in his mid to late 20s, Jimi found himself surrounded by younger women and this song was a way of convincing himself it was okay to date some of them (not at the same time).

Paul Williamson - Piece For Peace     Jazz, Atmospheric 18/10/2013
Connect Four is the 8th release by jazz trumpeter Paul Williamson. Featuring a series of duets with iconic Australian jazz pianists. Tony Gould, Paul Grabowsky, Andrea Keller and Marc Hannaford.
The opening track of the CD, Piece for Peace, features iconic Australian pianist, composer and educator Tony Gould, winner of the prestigious Don Banks Award and an Order of Australia (AM). This is their first recording together but their rapport is evident in the flowing, expressive, and evocative musical dialogue.

Other tracks by Paul Williamson:  Buzzby  -  Drift
Alex & Nilusha - Moments In Time     Jazz, World 16/10/2013
Percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike embraced a contemporary jazz/world sound created in Australia but informed by locations around the globe including their Latin American and South Asian roots.
Creative composition with strong lyrical content featuring masterful performances by established jazz performers, Afro-Latin 6/8 feel

Other tracks by Alex & Nilusha:  Falling  -  The Wind
L.A.A. - Coincidence     Jazz, Instrumental, Live Performance 15/10/2013
Emerging jazz trio based in Melbourne. Original compositions characterised by a lyrical and contemporary sound, with relevance to other musical genres and forms outside of jazz
Instrumental track, live recording by jazz piano trio. Very lyrical and dynamic, solo piano intro, followed by piano and double bass interplay. Reasonably pacey song, beautifully emotive.

Other tracks by L.A.A.:  Waltham Street Blues  -  Untitled
Parissa Bouas - Sad Eyes     Jazz, Retro, World, Rock 01/10/2013
A beautiful blend of Billie Holiday meets Tom Waits in a Parisian nightclub, where Gypsies play songs of love and loss, with a South American twist.
A sultry, gypsy jazz tune, of love & loss, which reached the ISC semi finals and won the coveted Song of the Year and Best Jazz Song categories at the 2012 Dolphin Music Awards. Features saw, velofoon, banjo, feetsband bass, banoneon.

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Other tracks by Parissa Bouas:  Dance With Me  -  The Full Force of the Wind
Alice Humphries - The World Rushes On     Jazz 30/09/2013
Alice Humphries is an award winning jazz composer and arranger. She formed the ensemble Ecila in 2010 to perform and record her music, releasing a debut album in December 2013.
Featuring guitarist Brett Thompson, The World Rushes On takes inspiration from a Haiku by 10th century Japanese poet Izumi Shikibu.

Briana Cowlishaw - Paper Mache City     Jazz, Pop, Soul 18/09/2013
24 year old Briana is a Sydney raised vocalist and composer. Graduated the Australian Institute of Music (BMUS) in 2008, awarded ‘Artstart’ grant by the Australia Council of the Arts.
With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor to painters Rothko and Picasso, Cowlishaw's new sound is a heady brew of contemporary Jazz fused with melodic pop. A voice with a warm and silky timbre, lyrics that ooze honesty and contemplation and melodies that weave beautiful threads.