Sep
3
2013

Eddie Bronson

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Camelot Lounge, August 29  Here was the perfect antidote to the election campaign. Where our democracy has descended to banal veneers Eddie Bronson’s music was all substance and no surface. Virtually every note was heartfelt, charged with meaning, amusing or all three. Bronson joins Merv Acheson and Mark Simmonds as one of the great tenor […]

Aug
29
2013

The Billie, Ella and Louis Show

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Zenith Theatre, August 24  I’ve heard the Modern Jazz Quartet and the Art Ensemble of Chicago do it, and when Dan Barnett and his band did for one song here I wondered why more don’t try it. They turned off all sources of amplification and gifted us a completely acoustic version of Mood Indigo. Yes, […]

Aug
28
2013

Tim Draxl

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Art Gallery of NSW, August 23 At his best Tim Draxl is so far ahead of whoever is second in Australian cabaret that were it a horse-race the stewards would hold an inquiry. His instincts as a singer shame most pedlars of either jazz or musical theatre. In fact why Draxl has yet to star […]