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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
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Sophie Hutchings - The Road     Jazz, Ambience, Instrumental, Experimental 07/03/2017
Compared with Max Richter, Dustin O’Halloran and Nils Frahm, Sydney-based Sophie has amassed an impressive body of work, releasing five albums to date and receiving critical praise worldwide.
A great tenderness and soft comforting warmth of the piano, the notes themselves vary between flurry and filigree. Beautiful strings to accompany in sections, undulating like a long road travelled.

Baldwins - Dirty Sheets     Funk/Soul, RnB, Jazz, Rock 04/03/2017
Baldwins are an eight-piece progressive-soul band from Sydney, Australia. Turning the rhythmic groove of neo-soul/hip-hop, lush harmony of jazz and rock energy into an unconventional sound that's entirely their own.
'Dirty Sheets' is about the journey we take through the exhilaration of love and lust. The excitement pumping through your body; the butterflies lifting you; a lover's touch melting you in an instant... Then comes a moment when that's stripped away - leaving you confused whether it was really there.

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Fem Belling and The Hep - Lose Yourself     Jazz, Pop, Cover Version, Easy Listening 04/03/2017
Acclaimed Melbourne jazz singer Fem Belling has joined forces with formidable music producer John Foreman to craft NOW THEN, a playful jazz-pop album instilled with a vintage sensibility.
A preview track from Fem Belling's anticipated new album NOW THEN.
The live recording of an original retake on Eminem's 8 Mile movie track with all the feels of the Dixie jazz world.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Musical Excellence Award

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Michael Kieran Harvey - Sleepy Star     Classical, Jazz, World, Cover Version 18/02/2017
Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. A musician, a composer, he regularly commissions and performs new Australian music.
The accompanying chords contain many major second intervals, giving the piece a heavy fatigued feeling. Plenty of improvisational feel!

Other tracks by Michael Kieran Harvey:  TTLS (Starlight Variation)  -  Twinkle Twinkle Icy Star
Tony Gould - O Tannenbaum     Classical, Jazz, Instrumental, Cover Version 18/02/2017
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music - jazz and improvisatory musics ias well as classical musics.
A delightful piano solo, done in Tony Gould's inimitable style. A Christmas classic that is sweet enough to listen to all year long.

Other tracks by Tony Gould:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas  -  White Christmas
Penelope Sai - From Russia With Love     Jazz, Soundtrack (Film Related) 16/02/2017
Penelope Sai Sings 007 is this singers 4th new CD album release, and what a sizzling offering it is! Sexy, dramatic & seductive, this collection delivers big time!
From Russia With Love is title track for the 007 film of the same name.
Ms Sai's version is sensual and emotive with a stunning performance by French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood. With her evocative vocal style and jazz phrasing, Penelope Makes this famous theme song her own.

Other tracks by Penelope Sai:  A View to a Kill
jp - All This Time     World, Jazz, Pop, Funk 10/02/2017
Drummer/percussionist turned singer/eclectic songwriter, jp combines all his worldly influences into a platter of catchy songs that you can dance, sing-a-long, make love and break up to.
'All This Time', featuring vocalist Scarlet Daly, gives a subtle nod to 70's funk whilst travelling through Brazilian-esque grooves. It's a poppy song about your everyday modern relationship, but there are some extra paranoia-peppers hiding in-between the lines as we get to witness some classic miscommunication and its fallout.

Other tracks by jp:  Goodbye  -  Eleanor
Dr Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy - Grown Man     Hip Hop, RnB, Jazz, Pop 03/02/2017
Meticulously prepared hot grooves and tasty melodies that explore identity and culture in Australia.
Flirting with influences like BadBadNotGood and Mick Jenkins, this isn't straight-up jazz. It's jazz carefully excavated, sampled and manipulated. Touching on detrimental social ideals of what masculinity means, 'Grown Man' is an incisive take that never loses its glibness - complete with shoutout to David Attenborough.

Mister Ott - Single Shot     Jazz, World 01/02/2017
Mister Ott’s second album Single Shot sees the band expand their Ethiojazz sound to incorporate psychedelic guitars, reverb-drenched horns, intergalactic keys, and a crunchy drum/bass combo.
Spicy Ethio-jazz track.

Niine - It Never Was Up To You     Pop, Breaks, Jazz, Rock 31/01/2017
Niine is a Melbourne artists who presents her own genre called avalanche pop. Her unique song writing, arrangements along with her power pop melodies make her a stand out artist.
'It Never Was Up To You' is about the journey we all go through when we begin to release ourselves from others often negative comments as we break free, becoming unaffected. It's about accepting and embracing everyone's individuality and uniqueness in this often uniform world.

Caiti Baker - Make Your Own Mistakes     Pop, Swing, Jazz, Soul 26/01/2017
Caiti writes songs about what she knows and feels, sings with her guts and soul and unashamedly performs the hell out of them.
'Make Your Own Mistakes' is Caiti's belief about how you don’t need to be judged or told what to do if someone thinks you're going about it the wrong way. Caiti's vocals are sung with attitude over fat double bass, trad-meets-hiphop drums, crunchy guitar samples, and a killer horn section.

2017 NT SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER in 'Pop' and overall 'NT Song of the Year' award categories

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Zen Panda - Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl     Rock, Psychedelic, Jazz, Pop 25/01/2017
Formed along South Australia's Fleurieu coast, Zen Panda have created their own signature blend of psychedelic jazz that has earned them a strong reputation after starting up in 2015.
"Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl" is the debut release from Zen Panda. Originally stemmed from a situation shared between band members, this song explores and exploits many possible outcomes that may occur when caressing anothers' hand at such a time of need.

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Other tracks by Zen Panda:  Prior Arrangement  -  Waiting For You / Console - Recorded Live @ Fat Controller
Melinda Schneider - Young At Heart     Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtrack (Film Related), Cover Version 20/01/2017
Melinda Schneider continues her heartfelt homage to Hollywood movie legend, the wonderful Doris Day with her new album Melinda Does Doris… Again - The Movie Songs - out now.
The first single 'Young At Heart' features Australian actor and singer Tom Burlinson. 'Young At Heart' was originally sung by Frank Sinatra in 1955 for the movie Young At Heart in which he and Doris co-starred.

Other tracks by Melinda Schneider:  Just Blew In From The Windy City  -  The Very Thought Of You
New Venusians - Get Along     Funk/Soul, Soul, Jazz 20/01/2017
New Venusians unique sound draws influences from the lush sounds of synthesisers, to gritty washed out guitar sounds, hip hop inspired grooves and delicate harmonies at times reminiscent of Jazz.
'Get Along' is dedicated to those frustrated and confused by the intimate relationships. The song divulges this theme throughout; encapsulating listeners with an ironically easy hook ‘Get Along’, provided calmly by vocalist Meklit Kibret, providing an honest and soothing motif built on the healing nature of the group’s lyrical makeup.

Trichotomy - Five     Jazz, Instrumental, Acoustic, Experimental 20/01/2017
Trichotomy are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles. Using piano, bass, drums they conjure up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical.
Upbeat and lively, this catchy track is the album opener and features solos from piano, bass and drums with captivating rhythmic interplay.

Other tracks by Trichotomy:  Reverie of Lack
Baldwins - Goldbrick     Funk/Soul, Rock, Jazz 19/01/2017
Baldwins are an eight-piece progressive-soul band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Taking from the rhythmic groove of neo-soul/hip-hop, the textures of electronica, lush jazz-tinged harmony, and rock sonorities.
"Baldwins have crafted something wonderful with Goldbrick, a menagerie of delicious connections to musical delicacies old and new, and a fantastically unique, distinct and expressive debut." - Happy Mag

Amir Farid - Portrait and Blue Hymn     Classical, Jazz, Instrumental 23/12/2016
Pianist Amir Farid is a highly creative musician - a pianist of great intelligence and integrity bringing strong musical substance to all that he does.
Uplifting and mellow, punchy and calm at the same time - this piece, composed by Stuart Greenbaum, was written to celebrate the birth of actor, Morna Sers, who Stuart was working with on Stephen Sewell's play, Sisters. Beautiful!

Other tracks by Amir Farid:  First Light  -  Four Thoughts - I. The End Of Winter
Tony Gould - The Second Time Around     Jazz, Instrumental 23/12/2016
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz, improvisatory, traditional and contemporary classical musics.
Features the captivating vocals of Melbourne jazz singer, Michelle Nicole. Nicole re-imagines this song interpretation in her own sensitive way. Gould says: 'All music making is all creative … they (the musicians) are bringing new life to the music on the page'.

Other tracks by Tony Gould:  The First Day of Spring  -  Schindler's List
Ism - Moods of the Sun     Jazz, Instrumental, Soundscapes, Live Performance 22/12/2016
Melbourne-based contemporary piano trio pushing boundaries of improvised sounds with lyrical tunes, crazy rhythms and explosive interaction.
Composed by pianist, Selene Messinis, ‘Moods of the Sun’ is a fiery journey through the sun's different emotions, with driving ostinatos, soaring melodies and fast, energetic improvised solos.

Other tracks by Ism:  Banter  -  Fragments
Brenton Foster - Heller va Feller     Jazz, Instrumental, Swing 17/12/2016
Brenton Foster is a Melbourne based vocalist, pianist and composer. His debut record, Two Cities was nominated for Best Jazz Album in the 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards.
'Heller va Feller' captures the heartbeat of New York City - the hustling traffic, frenetic energy and wildness at street level. Later, Gideon Brazil's saxophone solo reflects on the stillness of the city from atop the Rockefeller Centre, mirroring the pulsating flow of the of city lights below.

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Other tracks by Brenton Foster:  Schulz  -  Hostelity