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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
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Tico Tico Tango - Libertango     Jazz, World 30/08/2013
Tico Tico Tango recorded by ArtSound FM.
Concert featuring a collaboration between Argentinian Tango master Justo Diaz - Guitar and Vocals and Canberra master musicians Cicilia Kemezys - Flute and Vocals and Anton Wurzer - Accordian. Recorded live in Canberra at ArtSound FM's Studio A

Victor Rufus Reverberation - Wheres One     Jazz 30/08/2013
Concert featuring recent graduates from the ANU School of Music led by Guitarist Victor Rufus recorded for ArtSound.
Concert featuring recent graduates from the ANU School of Music led by Guitarist Victor Rufus, Victor is playing with Luke Sweeting - Piano, Jared Plane - Bass, Henry Rasmussen - Drums and Thomas Sly - Trumpet

Other tracks by Victor Rufus Reverberation:  Too Soon For Ascension
Wanninashvilles - Impossible Possibility     Jazz, Blues 30/08/2013
Wanninashvilles recorded as part of ArtSound's 'Friday Night Live' series.
Canberra band Wanninashvilles are inspired by the early jazz and blues music of the 20's and 30's. Crystal Barreca - Uke & Vocs, Joey Panucci - Guitar & Vocs, Phill Jenkins - Bass, Tim Bowyer - Trumpet, Pat Langdon - Trombone, Mitch Preston - Percussion

Wayne kelly - Romance Is Not Dead     Jazz 30/08/2013
Wayne Kelly recorded as part of ArtSound FM's 'Friday Night Live' series.
Concert for ArtSound FM's Friday Night Live series featuring one of Australia's finest Jazz talents, Canberra Pianist Wayne Kelly playing an original composition. With Wayne is James Luke on Bass and Alex Raupach on Trumpet and Vocals.

Other tracks by Wayne kelly:  Mr Hank Jones  -  Body and Soul
Allan Browne Trio - Leo (Mary Lou Williams)     Jazz, Acoustic 28/08/2013
Lost In The Stars, an album inspired by American Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and compelling German composer Karl Stockhausen affiliated here by their Zodiac Suites.
This is the Mary Lou Williams version.
"Sonically, it has an immediacy that erupts from the speakers as though Browne (drums), Marc Hannaford (piano) and new member Sam Pankhurst (bass) have just set up in your living room." John Shand

Other tracks by Allan Browne Trio:  Taurus (Mary Lou Williams)  -  Leo (Karlheinz Stockhausen)
Andrea Keller - Golden Strawberries     Jazz, Atmospheric, Instrumental, Classical 24/08/2013
Jazz pianist and composer Andrea Keller has established herself as an important contributor to Australian jazz and contemporary music. In recent years solo piano has become more prominently featured.
‘Golden Strawberries’ fondly recollects my first meetings with my paternal grandmother, ‘Babička’ in her tiny bedsit flat in Prague when I lived there with my son Jim in 2002. She always grew a pot of strawberries on her small balcony and would send Jim to pick those that had ripened.

Other tracks by Andrea Keller:  Belonging  -  Without Voice
Evan Silva - Still Missing You     Funk/Soul 24/08/2013
Pro R&B Soul Jazz Latin Groove style songwriter /singer ...Session Singer also.
Great soul groove..

Other tracks by Evan Silva:  For You  -  You Dance I Sing
Charlotte Emily - Dreamstealer     Pop, Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening 16/08/2013
With a cheery demeanor, infectious songs and an extraordinary band, Charlotte Emily is guaranteed to leave you with your feet tapping and your lips infectiously upturned.
Fresh, catchy, cheeky and infectious, "Dreamstealer" throws a different light on the end of a relationship. Upbeat, with glockenspiel in tow, "Dreamstealer" is bound to leave you with a smile!

Other tracks by Charlotte Emily:  Joking  -  Bad Attitude
Quentin Angus - Perception     Jazz, World 13/08/2013
"Fresh, sophisticated, vibrant and formidable"- All About Jazz, "The future of jazz composition"- Paul Williams (ASCAP), "Stellar Playing"- John Abercrombie, "Jazz guitar prodigy"- John McBeath (The Australian).
An impressionistic piano introduction, leading into a soft, melancholy and melodic theme, before building to enter a hard hitting unison riff section. A bass and drum feature follows before the song tapers of, slowly building again to finish with a bang.

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Other tracks by Quentin Angus:  Red and Yellow  -  Restoration
Darth Vegas - Space Sounds     Rock, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Hardcore 10/08/2013
The soundtrack for a cult B-grade film about an opium-addicted ghost falling in love with a four-breasted robot, set against a war between vampire-gypsies and surf-­loving ninjas from outer space.
The first single from Brainwashing For Dirty Minds, Space Sounds is a musical adventure into outer space, full of synths, kooky horn fanfares and effected vocals. Part Space Odyssey, part Space Oddity, and just that tiny bit MacArthur Park..?

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Other tracks by Darth Vegas:  Vindaloo Boogaloo  -  A Night To Dismember
Resurgence - You Never Forget Love     Jazz, Soul, Pop 10/08/2013
Mark Isaacs’ Resurgence project has attracted two ARIA Award nominations and tours widely. Joining the stunning line-up of featured Australian instrumental talent is brilliant young Australian vocalist Briana Cowlishaw.
Beautiful ballad, soulful lyrics, gorgeous playing.

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Other tracks by Resurgence:  You Never Forget Love (extended mix)  -  New Lives
The Tango Saloon - Dracula Cha Cha     Rock, Jazz, Cover Version, Comedy 10/08/2013
Tango meets spaghetti western in this 9-piece ensemble, largely instrumental but with vocals from Elana Stone, Jane Sheldon and Mike Patton. Formed in 2005 and based in Sydney, Australia.
Italian novelty song, with vocals courtesy of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle, etc)

Other tracks by The Tango Saloon:  Transylvania  -  The Chase
The Tango Saloon - Femme Fatale     Rock, Acoustic, Atmospheric 10/08/2013
Tango meets spaghetti western in this 9-piece ensemble, largely instrumental but with vocals from Elana Stone, Jane Sheldon and Mike Patton. Formed in 2005 and based in Sydney, Australia.
Featuring soaring vocals by Elana Stone, this is a soundtrack-style piece driven by clavinet, strings and the twang of spaghetti western guitar.

Other tracks by The Tango Saloon:  Rendez-Vous  -  John Doe
Adam Dunning & Tash Parker - Holiday     Pop, Jazz, Folk, Retro 03/08/2013
Recorded in Victoria, and backed with a rustic, beachy clip, ‘Holiday’ marks a coming together of two genres: Dunning’s laid back bossa/ surf jazz with Parker’s personal pop folk vibe.
This waltzy, summertime song, a collaboration by Dunning and Parker, features soft organic vocals that both are known for. The song was born on the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.

‘Holiday’ marks a coming together of two genres: Dunning’s laid back bossa / surf with Parker’s personal pop folk vibe.

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Brian Bock - Heartaches     Jazz 31/07/2013
With a twinkle in his eye, he claims he’s not as old as Tony Bennett, but for fans of great easy-listening, you’ll enjoy Brian Bock just as much.
A happy bouncy uptempo classic from Australia's very own Tony Bennett - Queensland crooner, Brian Bock.

Other tracks by Brian Bock:  Georgia On My Mind
Rhonda Burchmore - Cry Me a River     Jazz 20/07/2013
Throughout her career Rhonda Burchmore has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and impressive voice.
With her six piece “LA Combo” band, Burchmore takes the listener on a nostalgic saunter down the memory lane of Julie London.

Better Than The Wizards - Coming Back Your Way     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk 05/07/2013
Better Than The Wizards are a happy go-lucky Melbourne based six piece that have been casting their blended pop, funk, jazz sound wands all over Melbourne’s iconic music scene.
With a hint of the old school, latest single from Better Than The Wizards ‘Coming Back Your Way’ throws you back! Blues Brothers horn lines, gravelly vocals, all sexed up with a burnin' Hammond organ solo. In short, a bangin' pop tune that'll have you coming back their way.

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Monique diMattina - Dig A Hole     Jazz, Blues 05/07/2013
Singer/songwriter, pianist Monique diMattina is back, this time with Nola’s Ark. Recorded in the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, accompanied by an incredible all star ensemble of musicians.
This song was written after a huge storm flooded outer suburban Melbourne the 3RRR listener wanted a song to bemoan the Saturday morning loving he missed out on because he had to get up out of bed and dig trenches.

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Other tracks by Monique diMattina:  Bring On The Rain  -  Numb Fumblin'
Susy Blue - Wish in My Dish     Pop, Folk, Jazz 05/07/2013
Hailing from a studied musical background, Susy Hull captains the mighty six piece to present listeners a kooky pop calypso. Hull draws noticeable inspirations from Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor.
“A kooky, stream of consciousness flow, written one summer in my garden, with all the dandelions/ wishes floating through the February air. A happy celebration of being young and free.” Susy Blue

Katie Wighton & Brian Campeau - The Last Polka     Jazz, Blues, Instrumental 04/07/2013
‘Song Reader – Sydney Sessions’ is a compilation featuring some of NSW’s most critically acclaimed musicians. Each track is an interpretation of songs originally featured as sheet music on Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ album.
Katie Wighton & Brian Campeau's interpretation of USA musician Beck's 'The Last Polka’ from the compilation 'Song Reader - Sydney Sessions'