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Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast

Author: David Galea

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The Australian jazz and groove podcast features Australian Jazz and Groove composers and musicians. The aim of the podcast is to play the music of and interview Australian Jazz composers so as to learn what makes them tick as composers and performers.
23 Episodes
John Scurry is a guitarist, a composers and and painter living in Melbourne. He has a new recording out with his Band "Reverse Swing”  called "Early Risers" out on Lionshare Records. He sits down and talks to us about how he got this band together, the process he takes to write this music and also what he uses for inspiration when writing this music. We also hear his take one what the Australian jazz sound is to him. We will also hear a track from bassist and composer Sam Anning from his recording "Across a Field as Vast as One."Enjoy the music folksDave GaleaLinks:    John Scurry:  https://lionsharecords.bandcamp.comSam Anning: 
MEATSHELL are an Australian experimental-folk duo duo that are from Melbourne originally from Brisbane, they have a new recording out Called "Since Subito" on Earshift records. MEATSHELL are made up of Helen Svoboda on bass/vocal and Andrew Saragossi on tenor saxophone. In this interview they explain how they have developed their minimalist sound and how the Cubist art movement has influenced the way they compose. We will also hear a track from pianist and accordion player John Reeves off his new album called "creatures of the Half Sleep" as well as a classic track from jazz bassist Nick Haywood from his 2011 recording "1234".  Enjoy the music folksDavid Galea
Nat Bartsch is one of the busiest ladies in Australian music at the moment, she is a jazz piano player, a jazz and classical composer, a mother and has also landed the gig for the Play-school show touring in  Victoria for 2021 and she is our special guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove podcast. We will also hear new music from Ade Ishs from his latest recording "Red Door" and a track from Canberra based Trumpeter Ben Marston.Enjoy the music folksDavid Galea
Geoff Kluke is an Australian Jazz legend and has played with everyone in the business, both from here in Australia and over seas, he is a composer and a self confessed Bass-aholic and he is our special Guest on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.We will also hear tracks from Funky Miracle, John Scurry, Izy and the Daimon Brunton Quartet.So buckle up and enjoy the musical feast on this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.Enjoy.  
Welcome Back to the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast. This week on Episode 2 of season 2 we are talking to Dan Quigley, a Brisbane based Trumpet player, Composer and Educator who is also the musical director of the Jazz Music Institute, Australia's only  tertiary institution that is dedicated solely to the art of Jazz. He will be talking to us about his life growing up in Jazz and also how JMI has evolved over the years to be the respected institution it is today.We will also hear music from faculty members of JMI, Travis Jenkins, Charlotte Mclean and Steve Russell. Enjoy the music folks. A-Jag Podcast
The Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast is back with another season of fine Australian Jazz and Groove music. This Podcast is committed to bringing to the light some of the amazing composers we have in Australia in the jazz and jazz groove vein. This season we will endeavour to bring the latest releases from around the country. Episode #1 of season#2  features Melbourne based pianist and composer James Bowers who has just released his first full recording entitled  “My trio Album” It features James on Piano, bassist Marty Holoubek and Japanese drummer Shun Ishiwaka. Not only does he have this project but James has worked with Angus and Julia stone, Remi, Sex on Toast and Vaudeville Smash and as we listen top tracks off this recording you will hear this diversity in musical palate coming out in the music. We will also hear tracks from the Black Jesus Experience, Melbourne based ten piece band playing a danceable alloy of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century grooves. We then finish the episode with a track from Adelaide bassist ad composer Ross McHenry off his latest release “Nothing Remains Unchanged”.Enjoy the music folks. David GaleaLinks to Bandcamp James Bowers: Black Jesus Experience: https://mulatuastatkeblackjesusexperience.bandcamp.comRoss McHenry: https://rossmchenry.bandcamp.com 
Episode 8 of The Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast is super funky and features new music from Melbourne based funk outfit "Pickpocket" who will be releasing their latest recording on December 18 of 2020. We talk to band leader and bassist Craig Strain about how he put this album together with his "Pickpocket"band mates. Craig gives us an insight into the way he composed this material also how he ventured into the word of lyric writing.In this episode we also hear a track form Brisbane jazz trio "Nimble" with a track from their 2018 release "From All Sides", and finally a track from Melbourne Jazz  royalty Barney Mcall and a track from his 2014 recording "Mooroolbark".Enjoy this final episode for 2020 and be sure to visit us in 2021 for a new season of the A-JaG Podcast with some fantastic Australian Jazz and Groove composers.Kind regardsDavid Galea 
Welcome to Episode #7 of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast.We have labeled this the "Western Australian" episode as we feature all artists living and hailing from Western Australia. In this episode we talk to Nick Abby, Perth based musician and composer about his latest recording "Phantoms." We get an incite into how he wrote this music, who he recorded it with and and how the completion of a PHD has helped him regain his love of music.we will also hear tracks from Troy Roberts, Jamie Oehlers, and Perth band "Void."Enjoy the music from the west folks.Cheers
Welcome to episode no.6 of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast. The podcast has been ticking along now for a few months, thanks for all the positive feedback and please keep in touch at the Australianjazzandgroovepodcast@gmail.comThis Episode we feature the latest recording from Berardi/Foran/Karlen entitled "Haven." It features Kristin Berardi on Vocals, Sean Foran on Piano and Rafael Karlen on Saxophone as well as special gates Pascal Shumacher on Vibraphone. "The intimacy of this work draws similarities with standout ECM albums from Azimuth, Gary Burton, and Anouar Brahem – But Berardi/Foran/Karlen define their own approach, and with Schumacher it’s a captivating world to be in." Sean Foran bandcamp pageIn this Episode we also hear a new track from Indigenous soul singer Emma Donovan and the "Put Backs" they have released a new recording on Hopestreet Recordings called "Crossover".   We then finish the  Episode with a track from Melbourne Funk trio "Cookin on Three Burners"and a track from their Lab Experiments Vol 1 recording that features Kylie Auldist on Vocal. Thanks for listening folks and enjoy.David Galeahttps://australianjazzandgroovepodcast.buzzsprout.comedit profile unsubscribe
In this episode we talk to Julien Wilson, Australian Jazz Legend and  all round awesome human being. He talks to us about how he has coped musically with Covid-19 while in lockdown in Melbourne. He also talks about the making of "This World" , a recording he co-released with Mike Nock, Jonathan Zwartz and Hamish Stuart back in 2019.Quotes: "Regardless of mode, [This World] prove that at a time in history when division is the order of the day, four souls crafting melody together can  abide by a deeper principle of love and listening." Tyran Grillo, New York City Jazz Record (USA) "an exceptional record by an exceptional ensemble. This is profound, moving and expressive jazz of the highest level" Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise (UK)  We will also hear music from composer and bassist Brendan Clarkefrom an Album he wrote and released back in 2013 Called "Stretch"To subscribe to this podcast simply hit this link.https://australianjazzandgroovepodcast.buzzsprout.comPlease also support these and the musicians on other episodes by going to their bandcamp page and buying their music. Also please leave a positive review on any of the platforms you listen to this podcast on. EnjoyDavid Galea
In this episode of the Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast we talk to Anje West and Kym Ambrose from The View from Madeline's Couch about their new release Boss Nova Sunset Club.Listen as they relate how they made a life long commitment to Brazilian  Music and the joy of recording with and Performing with Brazilian Drummer Marcio Bahia who they brought out from Brazil just for the recording of Bossa Nova Sunset Club.“A landmark album, and a significant artistic contribution to the history of Brazilian-influenced Australian music” - Mike Ryan, Director-Founder, TribOz - Centro Cultural Brasil-Australia We will also hear music from composers Mitch Cairns, Dave Dower, Pickpocket Music and Rodrigo Salgado.  Enjoy David Galea
Welcome to episode number one of the "Australian Jazz and Groove Podcast".This Podcast is meant to shed light on the fantastic composers we have here in Australia and in particular in the Jazz and Groove vein.In this episode we will hear form Ade Ishs, composer and pianist from Melbourne about his release "Stories Under the Sky," a collaboration he carried out with drummer and composer Chelsea Allen. We will also hear tracks from Sophie Min Mark Peric and Elly Hoyt from her 2019 release "The Composers Voice." EnjoyDavid Galea
Kristian Borring is a jazz guitarist from Denmark living in Perth,  he will be talking to us about his new recording entitled “Earth Matter” from his new band “Number Junky’. He will also be talking to us about his recently completed Thesis on understanding odd time metre and how he has been able to understand them on a deeper level. We will also hear a new track from melbourne guitarist Fran Swinn, she has a new recording out on Lionshare Records entitled "Old Idea- New Idea." We finish then with tracks from Tamara Murphy and here new trio recording as well as a track from Julien Wilson's new solo saxophone recording entitled "Mutation."There is so much to dig into in they podcast I hope that you enjoy it, please share this with all that may also love the Jazz.David Galealinks: Kristian Borring: records: Murphy:
Dave Cotgreave is  drummer, and educator a composer and now an author. Cotgreave is a major pillar in the Brisbane jazz scene and he also has a new book out called "The Practice Pad Book", a book that has already received wide praise with in the drumming community, he will be talking to us about how he developed the concepts in this book and how he helps his students connect rudiments and practice exercises to actually playing music. He will also talk to us about his new duo called "The Seats", made up of himself and Pianist Brett Fowler. We will also hear music from Melbourne funk outfit "Cookin on Three Burners"  with a track from their 2014 Release entitled “Blind Bet”. To finish the show we will hear from Rafael Karlen and a track from his new recording entitled "Equally True", we then finish with a track from "The Meltdown" featuring Melbourne  soul singer Simon Burke. Thanks for listening and please let others know. CheersDavid Galea Links:
Mace Francis is a big band composer that hails from Western Australia, he has a new recording out called "Isolation Emancipation." He will be talking to us about how he got into composing for big band, how his studies with legendary composer Bob Brookmeyer has shaped  him as a composer and how it has guided him as artistic director of  WAYJO,  the Western Australian Jazz Youth Orchestra.We will also feature a track that  friend to the podcast Elly Hoyt has kindly given us access to,  it is called "Speaking in Code" written by another friend of the show and amazing composer Nat Bartsch.  Then to finish the podcast we will hear a new track from my latest recording which is out September the 5th 2022. The recording is called “In the Blood” and the track is “Another Green.”Please be sure to give us a review on what ever platform you listen in on and please purchase any music that you hear and love on this podcast to support the artist.CheersDavid GaleaLinks: Mace Francis
Anton Delecca is a jazz saxophonist a composer with a new kicking recording out and he is our special guest on this episode of the A-JaG podcast.Anton is a native  Melbournian  and has great new recording called "The Offering" out on "Earshift records" which we will hear a few tracks off, he will be talking to us about how that came about and also his time studying in New York. We will also hear a new track off the latest recording from Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Jonathan Zwartz and Julian Wilson called “Another Dance,” out on Lionshare Records as well as  a killer groove track from Sydney’s Avgenicos Brothers from their latest recording entitled “Treading Water”.Please spread the word about the podcast and be sure to give us a positive review on what ever platform you use.CheersDavid GaleaContact us: australianjazzandgroovepodcast@gmail.comLinks: Anton DeleccaThe Avgenicos BrothersAnother Dance: Lionshare Records
Tamara Murphy is a Melbourne based Composer and jazz musician, she is also the leader of Spirograph Studies, a group that is comprised of Tamara on Bass, Luke Howard on Piano, Fran Swinn on Guitar and James McLean on drums. They released their latest recording at the Melbourne international Jazz Festival, Tamara stops by to talk about how the band came into existence, what her vision for the band was when they started and how they achieved that vision over time.  We also hear new Music from composer and conductor Johannes Luebbers, he has a new recording called "Divide and Conquer" that features his Dectet, we then finish with  "The Yugoslav Attack", a Melbourne jazz group run by guitarist James Wiley. So enjoy the music folks please get in touch at or hit us up on Facebook and please write us a review on what ever platform you use to hear the podcast. CheersDavid GaleaLinks: Johannes LuebbersThe Yugoslav Attack
Eugene Ball is a jazz trumpeter, a composer and an educator. Ball has played with the best in the business, both here in Australia and on the International stage, he sits down and talks to us about what it is like to run his own band, what he learnt from being  a contributor and a permanent member of the Allan Browne Quintet. He also talks about the importance of not only being a Jazz musician  but also being an educator and the effect that has had on his development. We also hear music from Sydney band  "Green Thumbs",  they have a new recording we will hear a track from, as well as music from Melbourne based guitarist Matt Hoyne from his 2020 release  "Stories We Tell, Songs We Sing." Then finally a  new track from Melbourne Pianist Luke Howard from his new release " Sanctuary."There is so much to get from this episode so enjoy the music folks and please let us know what you think on what ever platform you use. CheersDavid Galea. Links: davidgaleamusic.comEugene BallGreen ThumbsMatt HoyneLuke Howard
David Jones is a master drummer,  percussionist, composer and a hell of a nice guy. David has been a monumental force on the world scene when it comes to his musical craft, he has played with some of the most recognised artists around the world and is known both internationally and of course hear in Australia, we talk to him about where it all began and how he discovers new sounds every time that he sits at the drum set. We also talk to him about the importance of kindness on the bandstand and silence as part of the musical experience. We will also hear new music from Brisbane composer and pianist Louise Denson, she has a very fine recording out featuring the cream of the Brisbane Jazz scene. A special track from Barney McAll, one of my all time favourite composers and we will finish with a classic track from Jackie Orszacszky and the Grandmasters of Funk.     There is so much music here so enjoy.    Cheers  David GaleaLinks: David Jones :              BarneyMcAll: Nock: Louise Denson:
Adam Simmons is a composer a saxophonist an educator and now the editor of the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal. He stops by to talk about how the magazine came into existence, what the story behind the name is and the mission that this new and exciting publication has. Dingo Jazz has also given us access to live recordings taken from their special opening on the 30th of April 2021. We will also hear music from Jake Mason, Microfiche, The Australian Art Orchestra with Daniel Wilfred, Spirograph Studies and a new release from Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis. To subscribe to the Dingo Australian Jazz Journal go to hope you enjoy the music folks and please go and subscribe to the podcast at what ever platform you use. CheersDavid Galea. http://dingojazz.comhttps://www.adamsimmons.com
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