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May
21
2017

Vale Rob Souter, master-drummer and friend

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Robert Souter, one of the finest drummers Australia has ever produced, is gone. Rob always played the music rather than the drums, and did so with consummate taste and an utterly infectious sense of groove. I first heard and met Rob in 1974 in Canberra. He came through from Sydney (where his collaborators had included […]

May
9
2017

The Kaleidoscopic Musical Mind of Bruce Cale

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Just the saxophonists that Bruce Cale has worked with tell you much about his career: Phil Woods, Ernie Watts, Zoot Sims, Anthony Braxton, Trevor Watts, John Klemmer, John Handy, Tubby Hayes, Prince Lasha and many more. Other collaborators include Bobby Hackett, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Wheeler, Larry Adler, Rick Laird, Dudley Moore and Shelly Mann, to […]

May
6
2017

Gregory Porter: Never Letting Go of the Dream

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Gregory Porter says he felt like an unexploded bomb while waiting for his career to take off. He had plenty of time to analyse the feeling as he was nudging 40 before his singing suddenly rocketed from Brooklyn’s clubs to a global audience. That meant he also had plenty of time to doubt it was […]

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