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August 11, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Street Theatre, Canberra, August 8 Each August Canberra’s Capital Jazz Project is more important than anything happening in Sydney or Melbourne. That is a significant achievement for the Street Theatre and the programming of this two-week festival. Tight Corners neatly encapsulated the event’s geography, being made up of two Sydney…

August 11, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Somewhere (ECM) Appearing four years after it was recorded in concert this album marks three decades since pianist Keith Jarrett formed this trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. When I interviewed Jarrett two years ago he observed that problems with Peacock’s hearing clouded the band’s future, so…

August 7, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

The Studio, August 5. Beyond giving one lucky artist a substantial leg-up each year the concert deciding the $15,000 Freedman Jazz Fellowship has become a snapshot of the breadth of activity occurring under the jazz umbrella. This year’s four finalists presented music ranging from an extended composition for saxophone quartet…