jazz and improvised music


international winter series
julian wilson quartet feat. barney mcall (us)
DATE Friday 13th June 2014
TIME 8.30-11pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $35/$30/$20
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9351 7940

The band Wilson has chosen could scarcely be surpassed anywhere Australianjazz.net

Freedman Fellow and National Jazz Award Winning saxophonist Julien Wilson has assembled an all-star quartet in the classic mould; New York based pianist/conjurer Barney McAll, Sydney’s own deep and swinging Jonathan Zwartz on bass and Australian jazz legend, drummer Allan Browne.  

A highlight of the 2013 Wangaratta Festival, their anticipated reunion promise sparks will fly as they delve into jazz history to create a new, quintessentially Australian sound. Driven by the group’s superb rhythmic sense and Wilson’s gloriously rich and subtle tenor, the result is unequivocally hip music.

The group recently took home a swag of awards from the 2014 Bell Awards, which saw Julien receive the honour of being the first ever recipient of three concurrent Australian Jazz Bell Awards:

• 2014 Best Australian Jazz Ensemble (Julien Wilson Quartet)

• 2014 Best Australian Traditional Jazz Album (This is Always)

• 2104 Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year (Trout River - from This is Always)

Not a bad result for an afternoon in the
spirit of the old Prestige off-the-cuff “meeting session” recordings where the band set up close
together in the same room, with no baffles, no rehearsals and no headphones. The album was recorded in Melbourne and mixed in New York, the album sparkles with the essence of the classic
jazz quartets and re-creates the smoke-filled ambience of a 1960’s Parisian Jazz Bar. You can get the record online now at www.lionsharecords.com or Birdland Records.

The ensemble is on a East Coast tour, don;t miss their only Sydney performance.

Julien Wilson (tenor/clarinet) Barney McAll (piano) Jonathan Zwartz (bass) Allan Browne (drums)

**images coutresy of Roger Mitchell and Karen Steains.