Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

Allison Crowe – Disease

By • Jul 20th, 2008

Allison Crowe is from Canada and has recently released her sixth album “Little Light”, now I will be honest and say I hadn’t heard of her until a friend mentioned her song “Disease” that is at www.myspace.com/allisoncrowe. We were discussing how dissonance can really add to a songs emotional impact. I championed Juliana Barwick as […]



Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Orchestra

By • Apr 21st, 2008

I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure that the first jazz I heard was in the old Looney Tunes cartoons that I watched after school. No big surprise there, everyone did. And it appears that today’s artist, Jeff Sanford obviously had a similar childood and still has a great affection for the […]



The Gumbo Brothers

By • Apr 17th, 2008

These guys are just a hoot. You don’t walk down the street so much as slip, slide, strut and saunter when The Gumbo Brothers pop up in the MP3 player. The grooves on this bands music are just deadly and there is a wonderful mix of jazz, funk, soul and reggae. When you hear these […]



Milk – Devils In The Detail

By • Apr 11th, 2008

The first time I heard Milk they were guests on a 3RRR live to air. They were charming. If you like “old time” folk/roots, you know banjo’s, ukuleles and tunes that swing so hard you wish you were a kid again… you are in for a treat. If the banjo’s gives you the odd cold […]



Sasha Dobson – Modern Romance

By • Apr 3rd, 2008

I spotted the name Sasha Dobson in a recent New York Times article and was intrigued by the combination of Folk and Jazz. A quick rummage through www.myspace.com/sashadobson turned up a killer track called “Modern Romance“. A gentle and almost whimsical piece, the vocal treatments remind me of “1234″ by Leslie Feist. Really nice guitars […]



Elana James

By • Mar 20th, 2008

Elana James just played at the Brunswick Music Festival here in Melbourne. The reason I know this is that I have had two friends ring me up and tell me how good the gig was. This is what the Festival wrote about her…. Elana James is the just the beez kneez in Texas fiddle music; […]



Eternal Jazz Project – Hagagatan 14

By • Dec 4th, 2007

Artist: Eternal Jazz Project Website:www.magnatune.com/artists/ejp Track Name: Hagagatan 14 Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes I hadn’t been to the ever fascinating Magnatune for awhile and popped into their front page to see if there was anything of interest (there always is… it’s the choosing that is hard) and there was “Eternal Jazz Project” just sitting there. […]