Ausjazz was out of town for a week and missed some significant gigs:
MARK ISAACS TRIO — June 20, 2010
Sydney-based pianist/composer Mark Isaacs returned to Melbourne with a new trio collaboration with acoustic bassist Sam Anning and drummer Dave Beck.
EDELPLASTIK and THE OUTFIT — June 22, 2010
Daniel Brates, Sarah Holmes, Diego Villalta, Rob Simone, Liam McGorry and Louise Goh make up two bands playing sets of different original music.
The Outfit plays original, fun jazzy tunes inspired by everyday events in the life of bassist Sarah Holmes — songs about bicycles, Melbourne streets, a dodgy pancreas, coffee and a young man who looks like Jesus.
Edelplastik combines the qualities of late ’60s jazz and progressive music from the decades that follow, with compound time signatures and piquant harmonies.
MARK HANNAFORD TRIO — June 23, 2010
Marc Hannaford (piano), Scott Tinkler (trumpet) and James McLean (drums) explore time, speed and structure in group improvisation.
JAMIE OEHLERS and PAUL GRABOWSKY — June 24, 2010
Launch of album On A Clear Day, with Oehlers on tenor sax, Grabowsky on piano, Sam Anning on bass and Ben Vanderwal on drums. Grabowsky: “With this project, we have brought our personal approaches to line, harmony and rhythm to … standards, some very well-known and well-travelled, others perhaps less so.” Oehlers: These are tunes that we love, that mean something to us, that have inspired us to create this type of music throughout our lives. With my long-term friends and band members, Ben Vanderwal and Sam Anning joining us, this recorded music became joyful, inspiring, introspective and heartening.”
Thanks to Bennetts Lane website and the liner notes for On A Clear Day for the material above.