New & noteworthy
With Tony Gould in Hobart for academic duties at the Hobart Conservatorium of Music, Nick Haywood called me suggesting we grasp the opportunity for a “bit of a play” whilst he was in town. And that we did, with Sound Engineer Stewart Long recording it, as it were, solely for our personal listening pleasure.
2 Pinots, 2 Pales and 2 Hours later, with little or no discussion, certainly no rehearsal, five pieces of spontaneous improvised music and three standard compositions were recorded with outstanding results! This type of result can only be achieved when three dedicated Jazz musicians get together for the sole purpose of making quality music.
Ted, Nick and Tony have done this on numerous occasions in a great variety of settings, but amazingly never together as a trio. This is one of those joyous occasions, and hopefully the forerunner of many more to come…
Enjoy – we did! Ted Vining
There's much variety in Cezary Skubiszewski's music for the soundtrack to the new film 'Women he's undressed'. It covers a wide range of popular musical styles of middle 20th century – and there's never a dull moment.
Zubin Kanga’s new CD with Move Records, Piano Inside Out, has now been released. It features seven new innovative solo piano works by Australian composers, commissioned by Kanga and created in close collaboration with him over several years. Includes works by Elliott Gyger, Nicholas Vines, Daniel Rojas, David Young, Marcus Whale, Rosalind Page and Anthony Moles.
Russian Cello is the most recent disc from duo Zoe Knighton (cello) and Amir Farid (piano). This CD was launched at the Melbourne Recital Centre on April 20th.
Amir Farid's two wonderful performances of "The Works of Javad Maroufi", recorded the Baha'i Centre at MOFO 2015, were broadcast in full on ABC FM on Sunday February 15th...
On 11 December 2014 Paul Keating launched a new CD called Pieces from Childhood featuring pieces composed by Australian viruoso pianist Geoffrey Tozer (pictured) to mark the fifth anniversary of his death. The recording is performed by Lachlan Redd, a pianist who Tozer greatly admired and with whom he worked. Also released are four archive recordings of Geoffrey Tozer concerts in Osaka, Hobart and New Zealand. Details of these recordings, along with program notes, are available from this website,
Gramophone critic Peter Dickinson chose the recent Move Records release Lennox Berkeley: Complete Music for Violin and Piano as his personal best CD of the year in December 2014's edition of the magazine. Of the disc he said: "Real discoveries here, including Sonata No. 1 - lost for 48 years. The Sonatina and Elegy reveal Berkeley's unique charisma. Edwin Paling led the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for over 30 years, while Arabella Teniswood-Harvey is at the University of Tasmania: a fine duo in revelatory performances 25 years after the composer's death."
Distinguished music composer Cezary Skubiszewski has taken out three APRA/AMCOS Screen Music Awards for 2014, including Best Soundtrack Album for The Broken Shore. Cezary has three soundtrack albums available from Move - The Broken Shore, After the Deluge and The Rage in Placid Lake.
Harmonic Singer, Dean Frenkel and percussionist David Jones have joined forces to create this new release 'Barefoot in the sky'.