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May
30
2017

Donny McCaslin: Blackstar, Silver Lining

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Two days after the release of Blackstar in January 2016 David Bowie was dead. But what was Bowie’s artistic last will and testament proved a new dawn for Donny McCaslin, the New York jazz saxophonist whose group backed Bowie on the album. Suddenly he and his band were catapulted to a previously improbable notoriety. It […]

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 […]

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