Night time at the Neck. Inspired by Ornette Coleman's "lonely Woman", this short piece is based on the dark hours and in particular the ocean (eastern) side of the isthmus. I feel like the Neck sleeps during the day and comes to life at night.
released January 12, 2016
Julius Schwing - guitar Alf Jackson - drums Nick Haywood - bass
This is the 1st jazz album of this year which really has attracted my attention)
Long, variegated, sometimes groovy, sometimes soft & even free-improvised compositions, accompanied by absolutely the ideal large horn section (which is not so wild but wonderfully complicated and many-sided) take turns with small romantic miniatures with the leading piano, electric bass makes fusion & funk, 3 wonderful songs in different jazz styles (they are also unusually long) bring some fresh mood. Well-done! Olga Kivius
Such beautiful, soulful jazz.
The music here is superbly composed, with compositions that ebb and flow as naturally as the flowing of water, which lends a reflective, elegiac feel to the entire album.
What is particularly impressive is the intuitive feel between all players, with the saxophonists, Julien Wilson and Carl Mackey being especially good throughout.
This is one of the best Australian jazz albums I've heard. Music as natural as breathing. Michael Mueller