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Saturday, November 15, 2008

just a post about jazz

been enjoying a lazy saturday morning - drinking a coffee, doing a few hebrew exercises before monday's all-determining exam, and listening to my good friend Richard Maegraith's album Free Running.

i saw them last week at the sound lounge at the seymour centre, as well as at the album launch at the basement. they filmed them and interviewed them for 'live at the basement' - hopefully we'll see it on telly sometime soon! if you don't get to see it, or hear the CD, perhaps you'll hear them on Qantas radio, on 'James Morrison presents'!

Expectantly Waiting For You (track 7) is probably my fave - i'm a big fan of Gary Daley - i've heard him a few times around the place, and Tim Firth (on drums) is amazing at setting what i like to call a 'soundscape'. you also hear the great back and forth between Rich (tenor) and Jonathan Zwartz (double bass), and Kristin Bernadi's (vocals) close just means that the track gets better all the way!

for some earlier stuff, here's Richard doing Duke's caravan

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Anonymous Dave Miers said...

i too like track 7. good description of it.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Mark said...

I hope the jazz helps the Hebrew Doug.

So is jazz to Hebrew as classical music is to Greek?

1:13 pm  
Blogger psychodougie said...

cheers dave. i should have mentioned your posts about him here, here (review of his album launch) and here.

thanks markus.
i never thought of classical with greek, tho maybe latin?
i think greek's a little more punk.

2:22 pm  
Blogger psychodougie said...

i thought you would have guessed that from the title (from operator please, just a song about ping pong), tho i never know where to draw the line between punk and stuff like this, and say the grates...

2:25 pm  
Blogger Mark said...

I guess I was thinking that Greek is more mathematical a language (like classical music) and Hebrew a little more poetic (like jazz). But maybe that's pushing the differences too much.

Study hard mate.

8:31 am  

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