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Oct
24
2018

JULIEN WILSON QUARTET

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Springwood Presbyterian Hall, September 6 8.5/10 Musicians are like children. Some of their cries come from the heart and some are merely for attention. Julien Wilson’s only cry is the polar opposite of grandstanding. You hear it instantly; instantly feel the connection of a warmth of spirit reaching out. Wilson’s importance in the pantheon of […]

Oct
13
2018

JULIAN CURWIN & JANE SHELDON

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@ Django, September 27 8/10 You don’t need to spend a day in the family courts to know that love breeds as much anguish as joy: you just have to read poetry or listen to music. Julian Curwin and Jane Sheldon’s compositions specialise in love lost, love unrequited and love gone wrong, and they largely […]

Oct
10
2018

IRON IN THE BLOOD

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Lennox Theatre, September 24 9/10 The impetus is easy to understand. The youngish Jeremy Rose reads Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore and has his conception of his homeland turned on its head. Where was this in the school history syllabus? Last year Rose, a Sydney-based composer and jazz saxophonist, released a recording of Iron in […]

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