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"I know most of the musicians on this compilation album through years
of being involved with the local scene in Sydney. A lot of them live
in the neighbourhood and hang-out together as well as play together
all the time. This aspect is important, and has perhaps been the most
important aspect of creating the best music at any time in any place
around the world throughout history. It's fantastic that they have
actively begun a musical collective of like-minded individuals,
Jazzgroove, that will undoubtedly become an important institution
within Australia's contemporary cultural fabric.
Jazz is actually all music... and is merely a convenient name given
to the platform upon which it is presented. It is a language of
communication which allows the listener the opportunity to eavesdrop
on an intimate dialogue between expert creators. It is a collectively
composed story spontaneously invented by the Bards, the creators, the
fantasists, the lovers and the romantics of this world, each
contributing and combining their unique personal knowledge and
experiences as the page unfolds into a labyrinth of imagination. It
is a soapbox in the Domain on Sundays with more than one person on it,
answering questions and questioning answers with the audience.
Like any other language learning to speak it fluently is important.
Being able to express what you feel and think is critical if you want
to be understood properly. But beyond beginning sentences with But,
becomes a poet who can touch others with their verse and transport
them to another world of their own making, and your own making, is
what it's really all about. We all speak with a recognisable sound
that's all our own, otherwise we wouldn't instantly know who's on the
other end of the line when someone calls up.
Australians have a distinctive Twang in the contours of their speech
and rhythm, which is inherent in everything they do, whether they like
it or not, or whether they know it or not. The spoken word never
illustrates the heart and mind clearly enough though ...and that's why
we have jazz. I am aware of all these things as I listen to this
album, and it excites me more than I can say with words. When I hear
musical compilations like the one you are listening to now, I am
reminded of the talent that exists in my own country. The Australian
creative soul is rich and fertile, always has been, and will always be
in the future as long as musicians like the ones represented on this
album continue to do what they do. Dig it! ... play it every day... "
Chicago sax luminary Greg Ward develops the dual-guitar frontline of his backing Rogue Parade quintet as an avatar for singular strength on this zesty collection of jazz-rock fusion songs. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 10, 2019