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.
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.
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.
“They play improvisations on 12 original themes, ranging from brief sketches of a minute or so, to fully developed performances of 6-11 minutes. In each case Gould sets the mood on piano, before Brown enters one soprano sax, alto flute or pan pipes. Gould provides a reminder that he is a most tasteful accompanist and a very lyrical, even rhapsodic, soloist. As for Brown, his playing is the best he has committed to record for some time. His sound is utterly personal, while his saxophone playing, especially, is full of feeling and drama. Best tracks ... attractive, floating Kashmir Remembered, Little Dancer which expires a range of moods, and the pretty Wildflowers.”
— Adrian Jackson, The Age Green Guide
“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
- Spirit of the Rainbow Brian Brown 5:20
- Kashmir Remembered Tony Gould 6:48
- The Flower Girl Brian Brown Tony Gould 1:52
- Little Dancer Brian Brown 10:58
- The Other Side of Spring Tony Gould Brian Brown 2:52
- Midnight Brian Brown Tony Gould 3:40
- Bell in the Sky Brian Brown Tony Gould 1:11
- Music for Two Players Tony Gould 6:52
- Spiral Dreaming Brian Brown Tony Gould 2:58
- Tomorrow's Sunshine Brian Brown Tony Gould 4:00
- Wildflowers Brian Brown 7:20
- Flight to Forever Brian Brown Tony Gould 2:18
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 56 minutes 9 seconds
- Brian Brown
- Darren Hayne
- Victoria College of the Arts
- Release date
- © 1990 Move Records
- ℗ 1990 Move Records
- Australian, Jazz, Keyboard
- Catalogue number
- MD 3085
- EAN 9314574308525