John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

February 28, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

BIG EARS (Static) 8/10 Beyond the music itself, much pleasure may be had hearing successive generations of local improvisers take the baton of possibility to destinations of their own. The four members of Sydney’s Delay 45 have been mentored by some of the finest jazz musicians the country has produced.…

February 27, 2020 / Features - Archive

No one can accuse David Williamson of going out quietly. Having called it a day on a half-century play-writing career comprising over 50 works, he currently has his two final plays, Family Values (Stables) and Crunch Time (Ensemble), playing simultaneously in Sydney with a revival of Emerald City in Brisbane…

February 26, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Foundry 616, January 31 8/10 The lives of bands should be measured in dog years rather than human years, because it’s so wretchedly hard to form one, write material, organise rehearsals, find a gig (let alone a decent one), work with any regularity and somehow record. To hold a septet…