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||Saturday, 22 September 2012
||8.30 - 11pm
||The Sound Lounge
||$20 / $15 / $10
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or 9351 7940
“From the opening notes of solo saxophone, Ginsburg rains gorgeous melodies about our ears… But it is the way this melodic lavishness continues through the improvising that makes the album special, each composition sustaining a distinctive character from beginning to end.” John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)
Mark Ginsburg emerged as a saxophonist of note in Cape Town, where he cut his teeth playing local jazz clubs and working with notorious British comedian Spike Milligan.
Since moving to Sydney and forming The Mark Ginsburg Band, a quartet in 2008, Mark has established himself on the Australian jazz scene, playing at Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Bellingen Globlal Carnival and a number of other Australian festivals. He has also performed with a number of international artists including saxophonist Dave Liebman and Generations, his band’s debut album, was nominated for Best Jazz Album in 2009.
As well as leading his quartet, Mark also recently wrote and recorded the score for feature length documentary, A Common Purpose, winner of the Audience Award at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival.
“This is his first album as a leader and it’s a very impressive statement… the performances from Ginsburg and his colleagues both convincing and compelling”
Adrian Jackson Rhythms Magazine