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Julian Curwin - Dancing On My Own Grave     Jazz, Acoustic, World 19/10/2012
Julian Curwin (founding member of three-time ARIA Award winning gypsy/swing outfit Monsieur Camembert) brings us 'The Mango Balloon: Volume 2' a stripped-back version of tango/spaghetti Western 10-piece The Tango Saloon.
Dancing On My Own Grave is the first single from the second installment of Julian Curwin's 'The Mango Balloon' project. A delicate waltz featuring guest vocals and guitar from Brian Campeau (Elana Stone Band, The Green Mohair Suits).

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Other tracks by Julian Curwin:  Grindhouse  -  Bubble Boy
Barney McAll - Jazz Epidural     Jazz, Electronic, Soundscapes, Experimental 21/09/2012
Barney McAll’s innovation and talent, now as a New York based artist, has continued to evolve, never stagnant and never without purpose, as this truly stunning new recording will attest.
Composed by Barney McAll and Sia. Lead vocal and Invenio choir arrangements by Gian Slater. A travelling uptempo style, that changes a little more than half way in to a slow tempo. McAll's piano is dynamic throughout.

Other tracks by Barney McAll:  Firefly  -  Catch A Falling
Dig (Directions in Groove) - Strangers Talking     Jazz, Electronic 20/09/2012
Dig (Directions in Groove) is a multi award winning band from Sydney. They first emerged on Sydney music scene in the '90's and quickly stormed the dance charts.
'Strangers Talking' is unmistakably DIG at their best; their unique blended interpretations of smooth funk, thumping bass, twisting grooves along with the gorgeous tones of guest vocalist Laura Stitt, is an essential chill out track for this century.

Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Ari Hoenig - Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today     Jazz 21/08/2012
Australian Jazz Musician of the Year at the 2007 Bell Awards, and is now coordinator of Jazz Studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
The tracks recorded here come with a specific image in mind, a recollection of a time past, or a hope for the future. The beauty of this art form is that the listening process is subjective. I truly hope you enjoy it and find a connection to it.
–Jamie Oehlers

Other tracks by Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Ari Hoenig:  Innocent Dreamer  -  Angle
Howard Cairns Quintet - Compression     Jazz 15/08/2012
This is a Jazz quintet / chordless / pulse orientated / with melodic themes / improvised solos . Contemporary with strong associations to swinging small band jazz style.
A simple blues based form with extended horn arrangements involving odd time signature and improvised solos

Steve Sedergreen - Miss Happiness     Jazz, Instrumental 13/08/2012
Points In Time is a 12-song collection of original material, written at various points in Steve Sedergreen's stellar career, all reworked and re-imagined.
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Other tracks by Steve Sedergreen:  Unspoken Responses  -  Future Waltz
James Carter Quartet - Prone To Flights Of Whimsy     Jazz 09/08/2012
Christian Meyer (Adam Katz) guitar, Daniel Sheehan (Infinite Ape, Paul Williamson) piano, Ben Christensen (Chelsea Wilson, Frankie Wants Out) double bass and James Carter on alto saxophone.
Influenced by the melodic grace of European improvised music, this piece employs purposeful melodic contour over a whimsical harmonic structure. The quartet often play 4 independent lines, but manage to meld them together to create a deceptively simple sound.

Other tracks by James Carter Quartet:  Moments  -  After All
Steve Russell - Sambol     Jazz, Instrumental, Live Performance, Soul 25/07/2012
Steve Russell, composer and one of Australia's finest jazz pianists, with guitarist Matt Smith (Thirsty Merc, The Strides) bassist Greg Lyon (Crossfire) and drummer Scott Hills (The Flood, The McClymonts).
A frenetic, high energy composition in 5/4 time, with improvised solos from Matt Smith on guitar and steve Russell on piano.


Other tracks by Steve Russell:  The Walk Of A Sad Man  -  Elsie
Kotet - Watch The River     Jazz, Pop 23/07/2012
Kotet recorded by 3PBS Melbourne
Melbourne singer songwriter breaking genre boundaries and doing her own thing

Other tracks by Kotet:  Same Place  -  Break of Day
Steven Rossitto - Saturday Night     Jazz 20/07/2012
Steven Rossitto is a unique performer. At just 18 years of age Steven is already being compared to his idol “The Voice” Frank Sinatra.
‘Saturday Night’ is the opening track on Steven’s debut album ‘Night & Day’ which is released August 17.

Chasing the Moon - Noto Swing     Jazz, Instrumental, Acoustic 06/07/2012
Debut album from dynamic Australian gypsy jazz quintet, fresh, engaging arrangements, soulful vocals, swinging instrumentals. Hot Club sounds plus atouch of the blues, Latin rhythms and modern elements too.
A quirky and engaging instrumental written by German manouche guitarist, Lulu Reinhardt. The melodic gypsy jazz styling and joyous up tempo vibe send you to the heart of Paris. Guitarist, Pete Malone kicks off a round of great soloing interweaving saxophone and accordion with hot violin to bring us home.

Other tracks by Chasing the Moon:  Nuages  -  Stomping at the Savoy
Peon - No Second Acts     Electronic, Atmospheric, Experimental, Instrumental 02/07/2012
Peon’s third release, Inter Alia, sees Melbourne’s drumming duo recording with Lloyd Swanton on production and bass duties and the master of the mixing desk, Casey Rice, ensuring the sonics.
Beautiful improvised ballad with a dub groove thing going on. A feeling of surrender sets up the torrential music that follows on the album.

Other tracks by Peon:  Distension  -  Io
Daimon Brunton Quintet - Wah Sa     Jazz, Live Performance 28/06/2012
Wah Sa is the fourth album from Daimon Brunton and first to be recorded live. A popping, rhythm and beats propelled salute to the 70s recordings of Freddie Hubbard.
Wah Sa, recorded at Open Studio, November 28th, 2010. Bright, pulsing keyboard, tight trumpet throughout, precise, driving bass, and great solos from guitarist Stella Skinner, and later Adam Donaldson on drums.

Other tracks by Daimon Brunton Quintet:  Red Clay  -  A Happy Coincidence
Heather Stewart Band - Long Lovin Man     Jazz 18/06/2012
Heather Stewart Band recorded by 88.3 Southern FM.
Recorded during a live broadcast on 88.3 Southern FM at the Mordialloc By The Bay Festival in March 2012

Other tracks by Heather Stewart Band:  The Sales Tax  -  Wayward Woman
The Glamma Rays - Finally My Heart     Pop, Acappella, Soul, Jazz 15/06/2012
The Glamma Rays are a vocal group of four gorgeous women who sing original, luscious retro harmony music; a blend of A Capella, pop, jazz, and smooth 60's sounds.
A moving and passionate song about self love leading to romantic love. Finally My Heart is about finding the man that you want and deserve, or being that man.

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Other tracks by The Glamma Rays:  Notes & Rhythm  -  Austinmer
Peter J Martin - Blue Seduction     Jazz, Blues, Chill, Instrumental 05/06/2012
Award winning arranger/composer and guitarist - Peter J Martin - presents a music that fuses jazz, blues, latin and contemporary classical concepts. Engagingly interwoven to sound deceptively simple.
A distinctive sound in chill-out jazz.

Other tracks by Peter J Martin:  Knight & Knots  -  The Long Manhattan
Tim Willis & The End - Lying On Her Bed Listening To Steve Reich     Jazz, Rock, Chill, Atmospheric 01/06/2012
The End bring with them all the things that make jazz great, but a rock edge that speaks to those who grew up listening to and loving Radiohead and Soundgarden.
Lying On Her Bed Listenin’ To Steve Reich is a love song and homage to Tims partner’s favourite composer. Inspired by the rhythmic patterns and structure of drummer Steve Reich's work. In all a subtle, lingering piece.

Other tracks by Tim Willis & The End:  Keep Your Chin Up  -  The Rose
Georgina Pollard - How to Film a Feast     Jazz, Pop 01/06/2012
Georgina Pollard is a quirky, fun, soulful singer/songwriter residing in lovely Lismore, NSW, Australia. Her lyrical voice serenades you in an often whimsical manner!
"How to Film a Feast" is a little ditty about someone who has developed a slight crush on a particular celebrity chef and loves everything about the way this chef performs in their shows, the types of food they cook and the way they dress and present themselves.

Other tracks by Georgina Pollard:  Where are you God?  -  Unreality
Leigh Barker & The New Sheiks - Sales Tax     Jazz 25/05/2012
Leigh Barker & the New Sheiks recorded by ArtSound FM 92.7, Canberra ACT
Recorded live at The Loft in Canberra by ArtSound. Leigh Barker - Bass, Matt Boden - Piano, Don Stewart - Trombone, Alastair McGrath-Kerr - Drums, Eamon McNelis - Cornet, Heather Stewart - Vocals & Violin

Other tracks by Leigh Barker & The New Sheiks:  Alabama Bound  -  Come Sunday
Niels Rosendahl Quartet - Step One     Jazz 25/05/2012
Niels Rosendahl Quartet recorded by ArtSound, FM 92.7 Canberra, ACT
Concert recorded at John Lingard Hall, Canberra Grammar School by ArtSound. Niels Rosendahl - Sax, Paul Dal Broi - Piano, Eric Ajaye - Bass, Gary France - Drums

Other tracks by Niels Rosendahl Quartet:  Carrie  -  A Journey with Dad