3 October, 2019
Just like Dave Brubeck, we’re taking five each month to give you the scoop on five things we’re excited about.
It finally feels like spring is here in Melbourne and we couldn’t be happier about it. Bring on some sunshine! This month, we’re looking forward to new music from some of our favourite artists, a mid-week residency you can dance to and a documentary that needs to be seen by anyone who loves Australian music.
New music from Harry James Angus
The Cat Empire’s firebrand trumpeter and vocalist Harry James Angus has a new album on the way and will release the first single, Flicker, on Oct 4. In it, he channels the raw intensity and chaos of The Cat Empire’s live performance into a darker, weirder distillation that he describes as “a 3am song” inspired by artists like Nina Simon, Van Morrison, Antony & the Johnsons and John Coltrane.
Her Sound, Her Story available globally online
The independent documentary Her Sound, Her Story is an intimate portrait of women in the Australian music industry. It features more than 45 artists with careers spanning six decades in a powerful exploration of their history and the social impact of their work. This month, the important Australian film has been made available globally online to watch and buy.
Jazz Party start their month-long residency – and it’s free!
Wednesdays in October, join the Jazz Party for their residency at Jazz Club, Monash Clayton. This eight-piece band of well-dressed jazz punks closed out Nocturnal x Jazz with a bang at MIJF 2019 – so we’re sure there are plenty of fans out there. Catch them for free every week.
Bill Frisell releases Harmony on Blue Note
In his first release with the legendary jazz label, Frisell has brought together long-time collaborators Petra Haden and Hank Roberts with newcomer Luke Bergman on Harmony, out Oct 4. The 14 track album will feature imaginatively reworked music from Frisell’s catalogue.
Robert Glasper assembles an all-star lineup on new mixtape
Due for release on Oct 3, it features Terrance Martin, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), the always spectacular Herbie Hancock and a who’s-who of boundary-pushing hip-hop artists. Watch the mini documentary accompanying its release below.