The Tony Gould Quartet - Live In Concert
Some of the best captured live in concert! This CD of well-known and much loved jazz pieces features the acclaimed jazz pianist Tony Gould and one of Australia's greatest saxophonists, Graeme Lyall.
Join some of Australia's most talented jazz musicians, pianist Tony Gould, saxophonist Graeme Lyall, with Ben Robertson (double bass) and George Polyhronakos (drums) on an aural adventure where the only rules, for players and listeners, are keep your ears open for the logical AND the unexpected and ENJOY!
This CD of well known and much loved jazz pieces provides an entertaining and valuable recording of some of this country's greatest jazz talents in spontaneous performance, including the extraordinarily talented saxophonist Graeme Lyall. Widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophone players and arrangers Australia has produced.
All of the performances are spontaneous in every way, making this not so much a recording as a couple of 'captured' live concerts.
Includes 'Hello Young Lovers', 'Inchworm', 'Black Orpheus', 'You Are My Heart's Delight', 'How Insensitive', 'Con Alma' and 'The Wee Small Hours of the Morning'.
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.
Graeme is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophone players and arrangers Australia has produced. As well as performing, writing, arranging and teaching at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, he is also the Artistic Director of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and musical director of the 50 strong WAYJO Composers Ensemble.
“Lyall displays a pure tone and an ability to play intricate lines with impeccable control ... strikingly attractive music.”
— The Age
“To find two excellent musicians on the one CD is joyous experience and discovery ... [and] while it is live, the sound quality and playing would rival anything recorded in a studio ...”
— Greg Fisher, JazzViews
- Hello young lovers Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II 2:55
- How insensitive Antonio Carlos Jobim 13:35
- The way you look tonight Jerome Kern Dorothy Fields 12:42
- Inchworm Frank Loesser 8:20
- Con Alma Dizzy Gillespie 12:14
- Black Orpheus Luiz Bonfá Antonio Maria 13:24
- You are my heart's delight Franz Lehar 12:47
- The wee small hours of the morning David Mann Bob Hilliard 2:31
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.