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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
Anton Delecca Quartet - Catalyst     Jazz 09/02/2010
Ranging from complex harmonic and rhythmic explorations to simple folk inspired pieces, these 9 original tracks highlight the unity of the ensemble and the breadth of their musical interests.
'Lost City' was recorded in March 2009 and features much of the band's current repertoire that has been developed playing in Melbourne jazz clubs over the last two years.

Other tracks by Anton Delecca Quartet:  The Beautiful Corner  -  Regulated
Theak-tet - Dust Mite     Jazz 17/11/2009
Founded in 1997 to provide a platform for improvised music compositions, Theak-tet create a synergy which allows a freedom and communication rarely possible with thrown together groups.
"Listen to the sinuous cohesion of the rhythm section on Dust Mite, the slippery guitar of James Muller on Paul Bley and the disquieting mood of Gamla Stan, with David Theak's saxophone in a flux between pastel-hued lines and sudden flurries of sharper colour."
John Shand (SMH)

Other tracks by Theak-tet:  Jade Parade  -  Routine
Red Fish Blue - Elegua     Jazz 17/11/2009
Red Fish Blue became a permanent group after what was expected to be a one night only gig at the Side On Cafe in Sydney in 2000.
In the Santeria religion, Elegua is the guardian of entrances, roads and paths. He is the first Orisha (Guardian Spirit) to be invoked in a ceremony and the last one to be bid farewell. He has to be first in anything, just like a spoiled child.

Other tracks by Red Fish Blue:  Song For Ria  -  Deeper
Australian Jewish Music Ensemble - Lech Lamidbar V'hitpalel     Jazz 16/11/2009
Jewish music tells an incredible story of a journey; both into the soul of man and throughout the physical world.
"Celebrates the kaleidoscopic history of not only Jewish musical traditions, but also the diverse geographies that have shaped them .... all through the prism of an earnest jazz exploration that resists the temptation to segue into kitschy lounge pastiche." Review by Adrian Elton

Other tracks by Australian Jewish Music Ensemble:  Ma Testahalchi  -  Erev Shel Shoshanim
James Sherlock - The Stretch     Jazz 16/11/2009
“Sherlockʼs highly developed rhythmic & melodic sense gives the material bite & lifts it out of the predictable” Peter Jordan - Rolling Stone Magazine, July 1999
In 1995 Sherlock formed the James Sherlock Trio, a musical structure he believed best expressed the guitar and what his music has to say. The trio completed work on the disc at Melbourne’s Woodstock Studio with Joe Camilleri in April 98.

Other tracks by James Sherlock:  What Theme  -  It Must Have Been
Dodge - Freedom Jazz Dance     Jazz, Rock 16/11/2009
Dodge's jazz/groove ethos sees our intrepid explorers acoustically travel the more funky, soul side of jazz. Offline, the band's CD debut, holds the door open for serious improvisation.
The members of DODGE originally came together as four friends to record a track for a Jazzhead compilation, ‘Javabubbaboogaloo’. With the success of the sessions (radio airplay) and the insistence of Joe Camilleri, DODGE finally agreed to come together again to record ‘OFFLINE’.

Other tracks by Dodge:  The Bird  -  It's Your Thing
Festa - Stolen     Jazz 16/11/2009
Julien Wilson blasted onto the jazz scene and literally blew everybody away. Winner of 1994‚ National Jazz Award (Saxophone), Wilson continues as a giant on the scene.
‘a punchy combination of uncommon ability and feisty intent. Tight, competent and combative, this jam band is audacious and as sharp as a switchblade.’

The Weekend Fin, AFR, 16 Dec 2000

Other tracks by Festa:  Wandering Song  -  Hymm For Her
Sarah Collyer - The Rhine     Jazz, Acoustic, Blues, Folk 16/11/2009
Capturing a uniquely hypnotic blend of jazz, blues and Rnb and dripping with rich emotion, Sarah’s debut EP "This Way" is sure to tantalize the taste buds.
The piano's flowing and repetitive riff depicts the rolling of the river Rhine. The voice floats over the top describing a scene and an emotion. Double Bass and Light Drums add depth to the soundscape.

Dale Barlow - Bunyip     Jazz, Live Performance 16/11/2009
This album is a great example of the kind of casual magic that can happen when like-minded musicians get together. Recorded at Bennetts Lane or Dizzy's in Melbourne.
Dale Barlow flies in from Sydney, renews acquaintances with Mark Fitzgibbon and Matt Clohesy, and meets Dave Beck for the first time. Later that night, for their own pleasure, but a pleasure they gladly share with an appreciative audience, they let the music flow. And magic happens.

Other tracks by Dale Barlow:  When I Fall In Love  -  The Way You Look Tonght