Tag: Navigation

26 May 2014

Tribute: Spirit of Love – Simon D’souza

  Simon D’souza, the highly regarded saxophonist, composer, arranger, performer, multi-instrumentalist, session musician, educator and all-round great guy was an inspirational figure in the local jazz scene. Pianist and friend Wayne McConnell pays tribute to Simon D’souza, who passed away on Monday 19th May, 2014.       Where can you begin with a man as […]

28 April 2014

Album Review: Straight No Chaser Big Band – Navigation

    From the first track, Cabs and Kings, a reference to Cab Calloway and King Oliver, it’s obvious that you’re listening to the arrangements of someone who appreciates the rich history of big band music.     The second track, Solid Ground,  begins with just the baritone sax (played by Chris Peryagh) and uses the rhythm […]

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