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.
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.
- Wildflowers Brian Brown 10:38
- Mr. Speer Brian Brown 3:06
- Bewitched Richard Rodgers 3:10
- Waterfall Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 3:18
- Spacewalk Brian Brown 2:22
- Litte Rainbow Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 2:24
- The Old Stockrider Brian Brown 10:59
- Midnight Ghost Brian Brown Barry Buckley 4:59
- Sawade Brian Brown Bob Sedergreen 1:39
- Bob Sedergreen · piano · all except tracks 7 and 8
- Tony Gould · piano · track 1
- Stephen Hadley · bass · track 1
- Alex Pertout · percussion · track 1
- Geoff Kluke · bass · tracks 2 and 5
- Virgil Donati · drums · tracks 2 and 5
- Nehama Patkin · piano · track 7
- Chantal Brown · violin · track 7
- Katya Brown · cello · track 7
- Dure Dara · percussion · track 7
- Barry Buckley · bass · track 8
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.
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 was the original bass player in the Ted Vining Trio. Sadly, he died in 2006.
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $20.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 42 minutes 35 seconds
- Release date
- © 1984 Move Records
- ℗ 1984 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MD 3051
- EAN 9314574305128