Below are three tracks I recorded in 2013 with Australian Jazz icon Vince Jones. This CD was ARIA nominated in 2014.
Stefano Scodanibbio et al
Since 2015 I've been interested in the works of Stefano Scodanibbio and contemporaries of his, such as Haakon Thelin (who I have had the privilege to study with). These techniques are very challenging to an otherwise jazz trained bassist, but I'm working hard! Here is a piece of Scodanibbio's, titled "On Turning".
Charlie Haden Tribute
"Charlie Haden was not someone who had influenced me for a long time, I only really became aware of his body of work within the last two years. What struck me and really resonated with me about Charlie was his absolute truthfulness to himself in improvisation – he never sounds like he’s allowing “fluff” into his playing. He allows mistakes to be heard and embraced, and allows for a simplicity in his playing that many bassists would consider “beneath them”. His version of “Body and Soul” with Keith Jarrett from the “Jasmine” album redefined how I (try to) approach group improvisation and the role of the bassist. Free of ego and filled with purpose, serving only the music."
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