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Jazzerati - Get Funked     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental, Live Performance 01/09/2010
JAZZERATI is a passionate ensemble of musical brothers who share a deep respect for the rich Jazz traditions whilst exploring new directions in contemporary improvised music and inspired interaction.
This funky, feel-good tune is a fitting opener for JAZZERATI’s debut CD, ‘Live at Pix Records’. Anchored by a groovy, hypnotic bass hook, ‘Get Funked’ features raunchy electric guitar, blistering tenor sax and a climactic drum solo that’ll have you begging for more.

Other tracks by Jazzerati:  Cafe Le Bop  -  Last Chance
Susan Gai-Dowling - Fine and Mellow     Jazz, Live Performance 24/08/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_2RES_Eastside Village Jazz Festival Susan Gai Dowling recorded live by Sydney's Eastside Radio.
"When she unleashes her full voice it stops you in your tracks, not because of the power but because of the emotional weight." - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

Linda Oh - Gunners     Jazz, Live Performance 07/08/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_3PBS_Easey Street Sessions Linda Ogrecorded by 3PBS as part of the stations weekly flagship live music program "Easey Street Sessions."
Linda Oh possesses the ability to play knotty booming bass that's at once authoritative and free flowing, delivered with momentum and zest. And like the well-noted arcos of Charles Mingus, Dave Holland and Charlie Haden, Oh already has the traits to become a noteworthy player and leader.

Topology and Misinterprotato - That which is not Fleeting     Classical, Jazz, Experimental, Instrumental 30/07/2010
Misinterprotato are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles. Captivating and engaging they are redefining the possibilities of jazz inspired music with their myriad of sounds and styles.
The work by pianist/composer Sean Foran displaying the incredible virtuosity and diversity of the collaboration between Topology & Misinterprotato. From soft and serene to intense and complex, this piece is instantly compelling. Hear 2 double basses, piano and rhodes plus strings, sax and drum kit !!

Other tracks by Misinterprotato:  Generations  -  Healthy Lifestyle V3
Bob Bertles Quintet - Come Rain, Come Shine     Jazz, Live Performance 30/07/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_2RES_Eastside Village Jazz Festival Bob Bertles Quintet recorded live by Sydney's Eastside Radio.
Bob Bertles Quintet's live performance at the Eastside Village Jazz Festival, March 2010.

Ben Winkelman Trio - The Seven Odyssey     Jazz, Instrumental, Experimental, Soundscapes 29/07/2010
Odysseys’ nine original compositions showcase the breadth of Winkelman’s musical interests, including Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in a warm and diverse soundscape.
A short punchy intro of descending chords starts this piece that interchanges feel from an upbeat stride to flowing melodies. The piano takes over the main melody sparsely accompanied by the drums, leading into a cat and mouse chase between drums and piano through the solos' sections.

Other tracks by Ben Winkelman Trio:  Symmetry  -  Avian Melancholy
Etype - Not Enough Hours     Jazz, Pop, Live Performance 21/07/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_Live Music Fest 2009 South Australian Jazz Five Piece, Etype, recorded by Radio Adelaide for their Live Music Fest 2009
Etype are Mike Haynes, Katrina Ryan and Beth Lyon. Accompanied by Brenton Foster and Barnabas Smith or Damien Eldrige, this five piece band perform jazz/pop/soul which conjures images of a late night dinner party jam session with Joss Stone and Michael Bublé.

Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky - I've Never Been In Love Before     Jazz, Instrumental, Swing 08/07/2010
Two of Australia’s most widely recognized jazz exports, Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky, bring you their highly anticipated new release, "On A Clear Day." Creative renditions of familiar standards.
A familiar piece given a fresh coat of paint. This standard, a staple from the musical 'Guys and Dolls' is usually played at a much slower pace, but this version keeps that intention whilst lifting the energy. This new burst of life opens the players up for freedom to improvise.

Other tracks by Jamie Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky:  When The Sun Comes Out  -  Soul Eyes
Misinterprotato - Mean     Jazz, Live Performance 07/07/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_3PBS_Easey Street Sessions Misinterprotato, one of Australia's most inventive contemporary music ensembles, recorded by 3PBS as part of the station's weekly flagship show "Easey Street Sessions."
Misinterprotato's sound is driven by pianist Sean Foran, teamed with John Parker’s expansive dynamic and timbrel range on percussion and Patrick Marchisella’s visceral touch on the double bass. Three award winning musicians with experience performing and studying around the world.

The Rooftops - Lest We Forget     Reggae/Dub, Jazz, Live Performance 07/07/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_The Friday Sessions Brisbane’s The Rooftops know how to groove. Their latest EP “Clean Dirt” is a rollicking ride of soul, funk and reggae.
Brisbane’s The Rooftops know how to groove. The track"Lest We Forget" is taken from their latest EP “Clean Dirt.”

Joe Chindamo - Man Of Constant Sorrow     Jazz, Blues, Country, Instrumental 28/05/2010
Born in 1961. Commenced accordion lessons aged 6, switched to piano at 16. Attended Melbourne State College, majoring in music and maths. Continued piano studies with Massimo Bertucci in Italy.
A long slow introductory build up to this fast paced folk piece shows a beautiful interpretation of the original, with the previously vocal melody sung by the piano and intertwined with blues guitar. The violinist plays a worthy fiddle.

Other tracks by Joe Chindamo:  Raising Arizona  -  Hotel California
Uncle Jed - Elvina     Funk/Soul, Jazz 26/05/2010
Family members Laura Stitt and her two cousins, Shannon Stitt and Danny Stitt have over time created one of Sydney's most exciting up and coming Funk/Soul acts, “Uncle Jed”
Uncle Jed bring their self titled debut album to the table in style involving some of the most recognised session musicians in the industry. From the blaring horns to the captivating strings, the album was recorded over two weeks with some of the songs written years ago...

Andrea Keller Quartet - For Bernie     Jazz, Swing 26/05/2010
The Andrea Keller Quartet comprises talented bandleader and composer Andrea Keller on piano, Eugene Ball on trumpet, Ian Whitehurst on tenor saxophone and Joe Talia on drums.
A beautiful laid back piece where the quartet creates a setting for the alto and tenor saxophones to share an improvisational conversation before handing the song over to a guitar melody. A tribute piece for one of Andrea's guest collaborators.

Other tracks by Andrea Keller Quartet:  Galumphing 'Round The Nation  -  The Incredible View
Jex Saarelaht Quartet - Threeways     Jazz, Instrumental, Live Performance 24/05/2010
Fiveways is the debut of the Jex Saarlaht Quartet. Recorded at the 2009 Stonnington Jazz Festival at Chapel Off Chapel. Fiveways delivers five original compositions enticing you to want more.
Sparse drumming and a light and subtle chord progression played by the piano make the base for this captivating piece filled with soft lingering saxophone lines. A truly enchanting composition.

Other tracks by Jex Saarelaht Quartet:  Thirteen/Two Minds  -  Pepperman
Way Out West - Music For April     Jazz, World, African, Instrumental 24/05/2010
Trumpeter and composer Peter Knight and Vietnamese traditional music virtuoso Dung Nguyen lead this six piece of talented cross cultural instrumentalists that infuse jazz melodies with international influences.
The longing nostalgia of Peter Knight's trumpet muses a soulful melody punctuated with long pauses with over an ostinato from the drums and mallet percussion.

Other tracks by Way Out West:  Blues For A Jungster  -  The Sedonista
My Sauce Good - Dogs are Marching     Pop, Swing, World 06/04/2010
Tasty acoustic group playing Originals, French Swing/Jazz, soulful Hebrew & Latin-American folksongs, Bohemian & contemporary tunes given a new lease of life. Fun, flavoursome and stylish with a gypsy edge!
A song about the epidemic of urban dogs being carried around the city in hand bags. High energy with a klezmer groove.

Other tracks by My Sauce Good:  Ces Bottes  -  Hasta Siempre Comandante
Allan Browne's New Rascals - East St Kilda Toodleoo     Jazz 04/03/2010
Four decades after he began his career, Allan Browne is still living the jazz life. With the New Rascals, he continues to breathe fresh life and vitality into music.
‘Allan Browne and his sidemen have made an album with a trad heart but which is undeniably modern. It’s hard to do and the reason an album like this is a rarity.’
Shane Nichols, Australian Financial Review, 31 Mar 2001

Other tracks by Allan Browne's New Rascals:  Days Of Wine And Roses  -  Be Still Hold On Tight
Snag - Hey, Guess What?     Jazz 04/03/2010
An eclectic blend of jazz, South American rhythms and folk themes with popular western music influences. Their originals reflect a diversity, from thematic based Ornette Coleman-type to Nordic influenced mood.
“Award winning saxophonist Julien Wilson, at turns lithe and tempestuous, combines well with the wonderfully fluid guitar of Stephen Magnusson. Their European bandmates interact with a high level of interplay and
provide very strong rhythmic support. SNAG is a group very much deserving a wider recognition.”
Gerry Koster, PBS FM

Other tracks by Snag:  For Gabriel  -  Mingus For Now
Rob Burke - Pygmy Lullaby     Jazz 04/03/2010
Robert Burke has been playing with members of this group for over 20 years, resulting in a strong musical understanding within the ensemble - an Australian style of improvised music.
Pygmy Lullaby is a traditional African tune that I first heard being performed by Scandinavian saxophonist Jan Garbarek. A beautiful melody that suits the melodic nature of the ensemble.

Other tracks by Rob Burke:  Wide Eyed  -  Beatrice
Flap! - Down Down Down     Jazz, Pop 25/02/2010
A stimulating change for those listeners looking for something a little different, Flap! bring a sense of 1920's Jazz with a contemporary twist...something borrowed and something completely new and intriguing...
From the happy sounds of the xylophone on the opening track 'Down, Down, Down' to the bombastic Gypsy brass inspired finale 'Tetris', FLAP! features original music that is both old and new. With vocals unabashedly Australian in their timbre, influences from 1920's jazz, English Folk and Trinidadian Calypso are heard.

Other tracks by Flap!:  Tetris