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Jan
31
2013

Orchestre National de Jazz

Orchestre National de Jazz_Daniel Yvinec_01_photo Annabelle Tiaffay_lowres

City Recital Hall, January 15, 2013  This was as close as Sydney will come to hearing Robert Wyatt in person. His disembodied voice was in the room, as were his songs. France’s young Orchestre National de Jazz performed material from its Around Robert Wyatt album, containing reinventions of the intrepid English jazz-rock and art-rock pioneer’s […]

Jan
30
2013

MIKE NOCK PROJECT

Martenitsa

Sound Lounge, December 1  Jazz composition exists to create stimulating improvising opportunities, and therefore an extended piece should offer a shifting landscape of improvisational areas. The composition becomes an enticing itinerary, with activities at each destination varying considerably on each trip.  For Mike Nock’s hour-long Suite SIMA (commissioned by the Sydney Improvised Music Association) this […]

Jan
28
2013

BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO

Damian Wright and Jessica Statham

Clarendon Guesthouse, January 27. Just as each flashing turn of a flamenco dancer reveals another facial expression or a fresh splash of coloured skirt, so nearly every appearance by Bandaluzia Flamenco seems to reveal new performers. This time the core troupe was joined by dancer Francesca “La Chica” Grima and percussionist Andre Vujicic from Seville. […]