Archive for March, 2012

Whitesploitation – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

Whitesploitation are jazz educated, rock motivated and bound together by a penchant for fearless experimentation. From a genre orgy of electronic, classical and film music, jazz, punk, prog and post rock, the Whitesploitation sound was born.

Phil Day – trumpet
Nic Lam – guitar
Alex Yeap – bass
Simon Mavin – piano
Nick Martyn – drums

..Since 2005 the Whites have played at festivals, pubs, clubs and parties around Melbourne to audiences both mainstream and avant-garde. During a Whitesploitation performance, original pieces are interwoven with visceral improvisations from the subtle to the extreme. Their compositions are ever-evolving and always subject to re-arrangement in the studio and various jamming dungeons. This unique art has been honed since the bands humble beginnings in the realm of academia.

John Reeves’s Afro Jazz Ensemble – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club 2012

John Reeves Afro–Jazz Ensemble crosses cultural boundaries to bring you music fused from jazz history and African traditions. Using the driving rhythms and haunting ostinatos of sub–Saharan Africa they weave jazz standards,originals and popular tunes into fresh new vehicles for improvisation. Repertoire includes the music of Duke Ellington, Mbira Music from Zimbabwe, Mile Davis, Abdullah Ibrahim [South Africa] and Thelonius Monk.

John Reeves – piano
Mal Wood – trumpet
Paul Hudson – drums
Anthony Ma – flute
Owen Newcombe – double bass