World Rhythm Band
An unexpected cross-fertilisation of contemporary jazz melody and harmony convincingly joined with rhythmic traditions of the Third World, particularly West Africa.
The World Rhythm Band plays what is certainly even in these days of the mixing of traditions and unexpected cross-fertilisation, a unique brand of music. On this CD you can hear contemporary jazz melody and harmony convincingly joined with rhythmic traditions of the Third World, performed by a band of five very talented instrumentalists who enjoy a growing reputation in Australia's southern states.
The World Rhythm Band are a group of three Australians and a Chilean, all based in Melbourne, Australia. The band enjoys a growing reputation.
“The music blends the rhythms of Africa and contemporary jazz, incorporating modern instruments and a variety of exotic percussion devices. It is an interesting percussive cross-pollination”
— Mike Daly, The Age - Green Guide
Hüseyni Saz Semaisi
Home and Mind
Jeff Pressing was a composer, performer, and researcher of music. Until his untimely passing in April 2002, he was for many years head of the Cognitive Science Master's Program at the University of Melbourne in Australia and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology.