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Wildflowers

Composed in 1984, Wildflowers blends sounds of the Australian bush with free jazz. The title track, plus eight more, is music liberated from any obligation to fashion or idiom.

Brian Brown's musical career started by replicating America's ferociously driving hard bop jazz style of the 1950s in mild-mannered Australia. He moved on in an attempt to make modern jazz that escaped the thrall of the American model.

There is amazing variety on this CD - lyrical romanticism, nervous discovery, delight, pathos, fast reflex responses and close interaction with different fellow musicians.

Artist

Brian Brown

For over three decades Brian Brown has been at the forefront of new Australian music. His music is passionate, individual and in many ways uniquely Australian. He has recieved numerous state and national Arts Council grants for both composition and performance.


Track Listing

  1. Wildflowers Brian Brown 10:38
  2. Mr. Speer Brian Brown 3:06
  3. Bewitched Richard Rodgers 3:10
  4. Waterfall Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 3:18
  5. Spacewalk Brian Brown 2:22
  6. Litte Rainbow Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 2:24
  7. The Old Stockrider Brian Brown 10:59
  8. Midnight Ghost Brian Brown Barry Buckley 4:59
  9. Sawade Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 1:39

Performers

Composers

Richard Rodgers

More prolific than George Gershwin (who died at 38), more popular than Stephen Sondheim and esteemed among musicians of all genres. Collectively, his catalogue of songs reads like a treasury of classics from American musical theater's golden age.

Bob Sedergreen

Pianist Bob Sedergreen is one of the greatest performers of the blues this country has produced. He is blessed too, with a wonderful style of musical humour.

Barry Buckley

Barry was the original bass player in the Ted Vining Trio. Sadly, he died in 2006.


Where to buy

Wildflowers can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

List price
$20.00 AUD
Total playing time
42 minutes 35 seconds
Release date
1984
Copyright
© 1984 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1984 Move Records
Category
Jazz
Catalogue number
MD 3051
Alternate catalogue number
MD3051
Barcode
EAN 9314574305128