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Jazz

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Various - Tony Gould - Heritage     Jazz, Instrumental, Easy Listening 21/05/2019
A special CD to celebrate Move Records’ 50th year. Twenty-four Australian composers were invited to create a new short work for this special commemorative disc.
A spontaneous recording to celebrate Move Records’ 50th by Tony Gould, played on the Yamaha C7 grand piano, chosen by him 25 years ago, which has lived in the Move studio ever since. A brief but delightful song, with warmth, sparkling light and sombre beauty - it leaves you wanting more!

Other tracks by Various:  Michael Bertram - Iconoclast 2  -  Linda Kouvaras - Northcote Days
Watchglass - Right Hand     Jazz, Acoustic 21/05/2019
Honing well-crafted songs that bridge folk and rock, Watchglass are creating a new sonic landscape. Ethereal vocals will take you on an emotional journey with elements of fun and soulfulness.
Right Hand is a moody jazz-infused tune done acoustically. It will take the listener on a journey of yearning for connection which builds and recedes in a most pleasing way, driven by a mesmerising bass riff which hooks you at the outset and rests you down gently at the end.

Other tracks by Watchglass:  Room Enough  -  At the Moment
COAST - Of The River     Jazz, Rock 21/05/2019
Every aspect of COAST embodies what ''modern' jazz should represent.
With ethereal guitar-work and a focus on creating rich atmospherics, Of The River drifts into three distinctively different segments. The summation of these segments reveal a band able to masterfully deliver journey-driven instrumentals and rock-styled riffs before adding a splash of mathy rhythms to taste.

Milton Man Gogh - TV Was Better When I Was Younger     Jazz, Blues 16/05/2019
An experimental trio, formed as an outlet for the members to play the original compositions that no-one else wanted to. Equal parts bogan and avant. MMG
A focused, yet wild experimental jazz outing that pulls the often far spread constellations of musical genres drastically closer together.

The Biology of Plants - Moss     Jazz, Ambience 15/05/2019
The Biology of Plants take the skills of two classically trained musicians next to two jazz educated performers to create a platform where both can shine.
Vol 2. is more than a rare and impressive addition to a promising catalogue from The Biology of Plants. This unexpected harmony between proficiency and emotion, delivered through cunning instrumentation, easily matches the standards of Sigur Ros and Mogwai. The EP is well worth exploring – the definitive ending of this journey being a new high-point for Australian instrumental music.

Robyn Archer - Red City     Jazz, World 10/05/2019
Robyn Archer is a multi-award winning artist whose long career encompasses singing, writing, direction and public advocacy of the arts. Robyn is arguably the greatest cabaret artist in the country.
‘Red City’ is a chilling portrait of Paris at odds with today’s romantic cliché. Robyn Archer’s 'Classic Cabaret Rarities' LP is not comedy, not burlesque and definitely not lounge; but it is very funny, musically exquisite, and Archer’s voice is robust, tender and typically articulate as each song becomes a little drama all of its own.

Other tracks by Robyn Archer:  The Deep Sigh Of A Lady In A Troubled Night  -  Song Of The Rag And Bone Man
Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum - While the Trees Waltz     Jazz, Instrumental, Chill, Ambience 10/05/2019
Australian pianist Sean Foran and British Guitarist Stuart McCallum collaborate on a project combining sounds of jazz and ambient music. Textural and dynamic, with captivating layers of guitar and piano.
While the Trees Waltz is a beautiful ballad coming acoustic guitar and layered piano/keyboards. Melodically engaging, yet simultaneously meditative, the dynamic layers of the piano and guitar draw similarities to the work of Olafur Arnalds and Pat Metheny.

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Kumar Shome & The Punkawallahs - Shromer     Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic, Rock 03/05/2019
The Punkawallahs are a guitar band melding jazz, funk and world. Led by Kumar Shome, for this project he has assembled some of the best talent in Melbourne.
Shromer is the 2nd single off Kumar’s upcoming album Kanya. Kumar enters a new dimension with this track, plucking delicate sonic drops to fiery power riffs. Shromer is a psych rock banger that just builds and builds. Combining his signature technique layering melodies and effects with jazz/ funk rhythms.

The Hamiltons - Comme Deux Petites Filles     Jazz 03/05/2019
The siblings can any given time they can be seen in a jazz club in London winning over audiences with their quirky jazz set.
Drawing on their beginnings in their fathers’ folk band, “Comme Deux Petites Filles” is deeply rooted in a folk tradition, harmonies that only siblings can master, dirty accordion riffs,and pulsing rhythms. This self-produced track (from a bedroom in London) evokes dirt under the fingernails topped with meliflous vocals, and a hook-laden chorus that demands that you play it again.

The Biology of Plants - Basmati Rice     Jazz, Ambience 01/05/2019
The Biology of Plants take the skills of two classically trained musicians next to two jazz educated performers to create a platform where both can shine.
“Basmati Rice is an ode to the wonderful grain that accompanies many delicious (plant-derived) meals,” continues Svoboda. Composed by myself, this track builds from a unison melody in the cello and bass guitar. Add a hectic octave pedal, heavy drones, breakbeat groove, and there you have it: a grain-inspired piece of music. Rice has never been groovier.”

Ella Haber - Responsibility     Jazz, Soul 26/04/2019
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ella Haber is a rising star in Australian jazz & soul music, turning heads with her incredible voice and raw lyricism.
“Responsibility” speaks to the pain of when heartbreak hits too close to home and betrayal costs both a lover and a friend. At first glance, the track shines with slick basslines, silky keys and funk-filled grooves, all the while veiling a story of anger and deceit beneath in Ella’s striking falsetto.

Other tracks by Ella Haber:  Behind Closed Eyes  -  Puppet
Gordon Li - Motian's Dream     Jazz 19/04/2019
Gordon Li is a bassist from Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in exploring left of centre improvisatory frameworks which allow his trio to create evocative and intimate music.
A cyclic piece dedicated to Paul Motian that builds intensity throughout it's entirety. This piece features the drums and is essentially a long form drum solo built entirely around the improvised interactions between each member of the trio.

Other tracks by Gordon Li:  Hibernation  -  Rebel Dance
White Wizard - BMX Bandit     Jazz, Funk, Reggae 17/04/2019
Bringing back the Old School Funk sounds of the 70's, Shannon Stitt's White Wizard features some true legends of the Sydney music scene.
Funky Blues

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Other tracks by White Wizard:  Rainbow Road  -  Crazy Mumma
Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum - Monkey     Jazz, Instrumental, Atmospheric, Ambience 16/04/2019
Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum are two leading composers and improvisers in Modern Jazz. Based in Brisbane and Manchester their music moves through lush cinematic textures and intense improvising
The first single from the upcoming album “Counterpart” is MONKEY. Much like the title suggests it is a playful track… shifting, turning and twisting through a myriad of intricate rhythms and melodic parts. Guitar and keyboard intertwine, driven by a relentless drum and bass groove, but with a sense of melodic catchiness throughout.

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Maddison Carter Quintet - Music for a Movie     Jazz, Instrumental, Chill, Soundtrack (Film Related) 11/04/2019
The Maddison Carter Quintet teams Carter up with Eugene Ball, Theo Carbo, Joe O'Connor, and Tamara Murphy, and imbues an improvisatory openness that allows these creative minds to run wild.
Music for a Movie embodies the theoretical underpinning of the Maddison Carter Quintet in the simplest form, the band each playing the same melody, but at different tempi.

Other tracks by Maddison Carter Quintet:  Middle of Nowhere  -  Regent St.
Eldafyre - The evening came together     Jazz, Easy Listening, Experimental, Soul 10/04/2019
A stylist male poet singing to dark jazz smokey noir.
Eldafyre is a stylist poet singing to a dark jazz smokey noir. A deeply personal reflection on his open relationship in the city of Melbourne. Utilizing some of the best session musicians Australia has to offer. He wrote this entire album in one evening to a guitar and bass. Its a story of seduction. Sex and love. Lust and life.

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Other tracks by Eldafyre:  Where connection bonds  -  Phat Lines Down
The Cortex Shift - Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer     Jazz, Rock, Instrumental, Experimental 10/04/2019
Adelaide Hills Jazz-Rock band, 2017 South Australian Music Awards Finalist.
Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer is a guitar based Jazz-Rock piece. It was recorded at Adelaide's home of improvised music, Wizard Tone Studios.
The first half of the tune is through-composed with a dynamic ebb and flow that hints at elements of post-rock. The second half of the tune is a dramatic build-up improvised solo section.

Ben Winkelman Trio - Bx12 Part One     Jazz 05/04/2019
Ben Winkelman is a jazz pianist who explores diverse musical interests filtered through a jazz perspective: Afro-Cuban, gospel and classical music, with a focus on Latin rhythms in odd meters.
Bx12 Part One - Named after a bus route that runs from Inwood in upper Manhattan to the north-east Bronx. I started writing tunes based on claves in odd meters after I started playing with the great Australian drummer Ben Vanderwal.

Other tracks by Ben Winkelman Trio:  Wheels  -  Bx12 Part Two
Shirin Majd - Shåneh (feat. Mastaneh Nazarian)     Jazz, Blues, Folk, Easy Listening 05/04/2019
Shirin, Australian/ Iranian Classical Singer,Songwriter and Artistic Director of Sweet Sound Ensemble was born in Iran. who creates her shows based on ethnic and her life stories in Farsi/English Languages.
Shåneh in Farsi language is in Jazz/ fusion genre, based on Lebanese melody which is famous in Iran as well.
Kooch: Song of Migration brings together music from around Iran with the creative adventure and personal expression inherent in jazz and improvised forms for a reflective journey evoking the essence of the migration experience.

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Other tracks by Shirin Majd:  Aziz Joon (feat. Mastaneh Nazarian)  -  New Chapter (feat. Basir Faghih Nasiri)
Eamon Dilworth - Love is Just a Swipe Away     Jazz, Funk, Easy Listening 25/03/2019
Trumpeter & Vocalist Eamon Dilworth Inspired by the sounds of New Orleans incorporating street beats, funk & jazz for an infectious feeling of happiness and make you want to dance.
A fun take on finding love in today's world.
New Orleans fused jazz!

Other tracks by Eamon Dilworth:  Living the Van Life  -  Grass is Green Enough