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Out of Abingdon - Slave To The Beat     Jazz, Funk, Blues 22/11/2011
A Duo with a passion for Jazz, Blues, beautiful Ballads and all things that Groove! Interpreting & blending old favourites with new, original material - a feel that's infectious.
'Slave to the beat' is a funky acoustic groove with bass and guitar bouncing off each other, fun lyrics about music being our heartbeat.

Other tracks by Out of Abingdon:  She Don't Love Me  -  One Of Those
Adam Rudegeair - Deja Voodoo     Funk/Soul, Jazz 16/11/2011
Adam Rudegeair is a Melbourne-based piano player/songwriter. Raised on jazz and becoming a funk autodidact as a teenager, Adam Rudegeair's music is infectious and addictive.
'Deja Voodoo' by Adam Rudegeair features the suave vocals from Henry Manetta. Infectious and quirky, this track will make you feel voodoofied.

Other tracks by Adam Rudegeair:  Come Get Wit Da Voodoofied  -  Bayou Boy
Mic Conway & Robbie Long - Street of Dreams     Jazz, Folk, Cover Version 10/11/2011
ARIA award-winning Mic is a singer, actor, musician, song writer, fire eater, magician, tap dancer, juggler. Robbie has jazz/rock foundations but has gathered tools from a spectrum of musical genres
An old Tin Pan Alley song , about Tin Pan Alley. In the 1920s and '30s songwriters created their own world there through song: surreal romantic mythology! I first heard Bing Crosby sing this tune, and later Tiny Tim. The melody is beautiful and the lyrics are amazing and surreal.

Other tracks by Mic Conway & Robbie Long:  My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes  -  Winchester Cathedral
the Idea of North - Hallelujah I Love Her so     Jazz, Acappella 03/11/2011
Having won an ARIA Best Jazz Album Award for their collaboration with James Morrison in 2010, Australia’s leading a cappella vocal quartet The Idea of North, return to their roots.
The track is instrument-free, upbeat and catchy. A concert repertoire and songs that are requested time and time again by their fans.

Sarah McKenzie - You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (with James Morrison)     Jazz, Classical 03/11/2011
Sarah McKenzie has performed regularly with her mentor James Morrison, sung backing vocals for Michael Buble, headlined appearances at both the Stonnington and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals.
An upbeat and jazzy track that features the legendary James Morrison, marks a crucial milestone in the rapidly-developing career of the Bendigo-born, Melbourne-raised, Perth-educated McKenzie, whom critics around the country have identified as a once-in-a-generation talent.

Maddy Hay - In A dream     Pop, Jazz 01/11/2011
Maddy Hay is dazzling audiences and critics with her sophisticated compositions, celestial voice, vivid imagination and unique blend of Indie-Pop, taking her musical talents in exciting new directions.
In A Dream is taken from Maddy Hay's latest album Tell Me A Story - out now through Vitamin Records. The songs began during several months living in Amsterdam and Paris. She set to work with voice and a glockenspiel, the only instrument she had brought with her...

Tatu Rei - Forte     World, Jazz, Classical 26/10/2011
Tatu Rei are a 6 Piece Brazilian Jazz, Bossa and Samba outfit from Melbourne playing some of the hottest world music currently coming out of Australia.
'Forte' is the title track off Tatu Rei's second album. Featuring a string quartet comprising players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Victorian Chamber Orchestra. Fusing Bossa Nova with an inspiring classical performance from some of Australia's best, this song represents the Worldly appeal of this Melbourne based group.

Other tracks by Tatu Rei:  Não Quero Prozac, Cadê Meu Buddha!  -  Pra Que Vingança?
Afro Habesha band - Tawusha Enure     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Jazz, Live Performance 13/10/2011
Afro Habesha mix outstanding local& Ethiopian born talent performing unique arrangements of popular traditional Ethiopian songs. They combine high energy live performances with traditional Ethiopian music, dance, jazz styles& instrumentation.
"Tawusha Enure" is a popular traditional Gurage Ethiopian love song.
Musicians include: Daniel Atlaw (keys/ vocals), Seble Girma (lead vocals), Duncan Foster (bass guitar), Nicky Bomba (drums), Ray Pereira (djembe), Leo Dale (alto saxophone/ baritone saxophone), Paul Coyle (trumpet/ trombone). Written by Abonesh Adenew, arranged by Daniel Atlaw.

J-Amaris - Far From Ambasel     Jazz, African, World 04/10/2011
Six-piece Ethio-Jazz instrumental, the J-Azmaris pay tribute to a style of music unique in its sound, skill and scale structure.
Ambasel is a city in Ethiopia and the song is written using the Ambasel scale to express a feeling you get when you are far from your identity, music and culture

Composed by Daniel Atlaw, recorded and mixed by Paul Coyle

Supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria

Iluka - Eyes Closed     Pop, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk 30/09/2011
Iluka gives the smoky retro jazz croon a captivating and youthful face lift with a sound that is both passionate and exciting.
Eyes Closed speaks of innocent tales, of tea parties and secret gardens ...always just out of reach.

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Elixir Featuring Katie Noonan - Snapshot     Jazz, Folk, Chill, Downbeat 27/09/2011
Exquisite Australian vocalist Katie Noonan's new release is the beautiful First Seed Ripening an album recorded with her trio Elixir. The Trio also includes Zac Hurren and Stephen Magnusson.
Snapshot is the first single from Elixir's new album First Seed Ripening and tells the story of a love Affair in New York ciy.

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Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band - Aurora     Jazz 21/09/2011
Following their ARIA-nominated "Tell It Like It Is" and appearances at the Tokyo Jazz Festival the award-winning Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band released their new studio recording "Aurora" with bonus DVD.
Hot performance, memorable melody

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Other tracks by Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band:  Bagatelle  -  Will-o'-the-wisp
Fifi Mondello - It's True     Jazz, Pop 14/09/2011
Fifi Mondello is not just your typical singer-songwriter. She is a fresh, new voice from a lost age, reminiscent of a bygone era, while rooted firmly in the present.
“It’s True” is a fun, quirky little 60’s flavoured treat - sweet, colourful and decadent.

On closer inspection, though, the upbeat, playful facade masks a lost soul navigating the fall-out from a failed love affair.

Defiant, joyous and uncompromising, “It’s True” celebrates overcoming adversity, and never settling for second best.

Other tracks by Fifi Mondello:  You Make Me Wanna Cry
The Bird's Robe Collaboration Band - Absolute Silence     Jazz, Rock, Experimental, Instrumental 30/08/2011
In 2010, Bird’s Robe conceived the first in a series of collaborative projects combining the talents of various musicians working in Sydney’s experimental / progressive rock music scene.
It may not live up to its name, but this track is the definitive example of collaboration in action. With its jazzy melody evoking Frank Zappa circa 'Hot Rats' it settles in comfortably before giving way to a crunching rock outro worthy of the best prog bands around. Whimsical, exhilarating.

Other tracks by The Bird's Robe Collaboration Band:  Work/Music  -  Equilibrium
Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - Mr Jackson     Jazz, Swing 25/08/2011
An exciting new collaboration represented by many fine, dynamic, young Australian improvisers. Compositions and vocals by Krisin Berardi who, with The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra are jazz orchestral at its finest.
This groovy, hard swinging arrangement by Ross Irwin (Cat Empire). Features solos by wonderkind pianist, Steven Barry, and trombone legend Dave Panichi and some tough ensemble playing.

Other tracks by Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra:  Ode To Oli  -  Old Fashioned Way
Topology - Ghandi's Spiritual Message     Classical, Jazz, Experimental 22/08/2011
Topology, Australia’s most surprising band, creates original work across many genres. Artist-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Topology brings out the full potential of 5 musicians comprising saxophone, strings and piano.
Gandhi (introduced by Nehru at Gandhi's funeral) talks about his spiritual views, accompanied by tanpura, tabla and slide guitar to emphasise the melody in his voice.

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Other tracks by Topology:  MLK  -  Gough Whitlam: Well May We Say
Matt Keegan Trio - Panchan Kat     Jazz, Instrumental 26/07/2011
This album is a musical meeting between two generations of Australian jazz saxophonists - Ades a master craftsman, and Keegan an emerging voice, sharing a deep musical affinity.
Panchan Kat is taken from 'Matt Keegan Trio Meets Dave Ades' out now thru Vitamin Records.
It is a musical meeting between two generations of Australian jazz saxophonists - Ades an established master craftsman, and Keegan an emerging voice on the national scene.

Daniel Gassin Trio - 78     Jazz, Acoustic, Instrumental 18/07/2011
The Daniel Gassin Sextet's debut CD has a freshness and drive usually reserved for a live performance. The tight ensemble playing giving voice to Gassin's compositional and pianistic skills.
Named after its 7/8 time signature, this was initially written and performed in 2009 as a trio piece, and later arranged for the Sextet prior to recording the album. Featuring Mike Story on bass with some dynamic variation from the horns between stating the theme and backing the piano solo.

Other tracks by Daniel Gassin:  Banff Song  -  San Jose
Kafka Pony - Waltz Schmaltz     Jazz, Instrumental 13/07/2011
Guitarist & composer Mastaneh Nazarian creates original pieces for contemporary jazz trio, exploring new forms and textures. Beware of the twisted, the unusual and the quirky!
This piece was composed as a vehicle for trio improvisation in a relaxed swing setting.  It is a jazz waltz with lots of unexpected turns and spins.  The introduction and ending contrast the mood of the rest of the piece and create a frame for viewing the cyclical inner portion.

Other tracks by Kafka Pony:  Day's Work  -  Samba a la Warsaw
Visions of a Nomad - Mirabooka     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Jazz, Live Performance 06/07/2011
Visions of a Nomad plays an eclectic fusion of jazz world groove music sometimes accompanied by the didgeridoo and Aboriginal singer Shannon Ruska.
Mirabooka or the formation of the southern cross, sang in traditional Aboriginal language . The haunting and powerful voice of Shannon Ruska in collaboration with eclectic fusion ensemble Visions of a Nomad makes for an unusual overtone of jazz mixed with Classical influences, Indigenous chants and rhythms

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Other tracks by Visions of a Nomad:  Zindzi  -  Return