Spirit of the Rainbow

The sensitive and imaginative piano of Tony Gould combines with Brian Brown's passionate flute, haunting pan pipes and saxophone. Some themes were composed especially for the duo, others are the result of spontaneous improvisation.

These pieces are the result of a close musical relationship over many years. Some themes were composed especially for the duo; others are the result of spontaneous improvisation.


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.

Tony Gould

Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics. He gives many concerts each year and for 50 years he has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia.

Press quote

“a fruitful marriage of two of Australia's most respected improvising musicians ... unlike most Australian jazz recordings, this excellent album manages to capture some precious moments of inspiration ... as such, it is an essential addition to any collection of contemporary Australian music.”

— Adrian Jackson, Melbourne Report

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Spirit of the Rainbow Brian Brown 5:20
  2. Kashmir Remembered Tony Gould 6:48
  3. The Flower Girl Brian Brown Tony Gould 1:52
  4. Little Dancer Brian Brown 10:58
  5. The Other Side of Spring Brian Brown Tony Gould 2:52
  6. Midnight Brian Brown Tony Gould 3:40
  7. Bell in the Sky Brian Brown Tony Gould 1:11
  8. Music for Two Players Tony Gould 6:52
  9. Spiral Dreaming Brian Brown Tony Gould 2:58
  10. Tomorrow's Sunshine Tony Gould Brian Brown 4:00
  11. Wildflowers Brian Brown 7:20
  12. Flight to Forever Brian Brown Tony Gould 2:18


Where to buy

Spirit of the Rainbow 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 Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
56 minutes 9 seconds
Brian Brown
Tony Gould
Darren Hayne
Robert Vincs
Victoria College of the Arts
Release date
© 1990 Move Records
℗ 1990 Move Records
Australian, Jazz, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3085
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574308525