On their first disc for Move, titlewave, Loco Tempo (vocalist Colleen Hunt and pianist/arranger Rick Freeman) are joined by a first-rate jazz combo - including guitarist Mark Viggiani and trombonist Jordan Murray - in a collection of standards chosen because of their timeless quality.
Vocalist Colleen Hunt is well known for getting inside the lyrics of a ballad with a voice that is as fruity as a Rutherglen red. Together with the Melbourne-based pianist, arranger and reed player Rick Freeman, they are the original Loco Tempo duo.
On their first disc for Move, titlewave, Loco Tempo are joined by a top quality jazz combo (including guitarist Mark Viggiani and trombonist Jordan Murray) in a collection of standards chosen because of their timeless quality.
Mark Viggiani is a classical and contemporary guitarist and composer. He performs widely as a soloist and in various groups. His elegantly titled compositions, inspired by nature and spirituality have been performed by various groups, including Z.O.O. Duo and new music ensemble Sonance.
Colleen Hunt is one of Melbourne's leading interpreters of popular jazz standards. Rick Freeman is a Melbourne-based pianist, arranger and reed player. Together, they make the original Loco Tempo duo.
Jordan is one of Melbourne's first-call trombonists. He works in all styles of music from jingles, film scores and early music ensembles to Latin and funk bands, jazz groups and pit orchestras.
Sara has worked with jazz, gospel, blues, soul, rock and world music, singing at many leading venues and festivals. In 1995 she organised and sang with the first Australian Gospel Tour of the USA where she sang and studied with the Afro-American Baptist churches of the southern states.
Dennis is an eminent Melbourne-based composer, arranger and performer and is a leading exponent of the double bass in many styles.
Barry has had extensive experience as a drummer in Australia, Europe and the USA. Between gigs, Barry runs a music education business in Melbourne known as Future Music.
Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronnel)
Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis/Earl Brent)
Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn/Suessdorf)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon-Henderson)
I Cover the Waterfront (Heyman/Green)
Honeysuckle Rose (Waller-Razaaf)
Can't Help Lovin' That Man O'Mine (Kern/Hammerstein)
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans (De Lange)
Norwegian Wood (Lennon/McCartney)