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Christopher Hale

Ritual Diamonds

Chapel off Chapel


“Australian jazz heavyweight and a brilliant, groundbreaking composer” – Rhythms Magazine

Acclaimed electric bassist Christopher Hale is one of Australia’s most virtuosic and respected improvising musicians.

Ten years after releasing his critically-acclaimed album Sylvan Coda, Hale is back with his latest recording, Ritual Diamonds — a cross-cultural collaborative work featuring percussionist/composer Minyoung Woo. Hale’s signature melodies are interwoven with the simmering, complex rhythms of Woo’s innovative reassembly of Korean shamanic drumming languages. The music is both rhythmically mysterious and beautifully immediate and melodic.

Joining Hale and Woo are a true super-band of Australian jazz luminaries: long-time collaborators Jamie Oehlers (tenor saxophone), Andrea Keller (Rhodes), Theo Carbo (guitars) and Simon Barker (drums).

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