One of Australia’s most outstanding musicians, Jamie Oehlers, comes to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with an all-star ensemble to launch his latest offering as a bandleader, ‘Night Music’.
This album represents an exciting new direction for the award-winning saxophonist with the introduction of an electronic sound aesthetic, that draws inspiration from the hours between dusk and dawn.
We’ve all encountered the "Sleep Thief", the one who invades our thoughts and keeps the mind ticking as the hours keep progressing; "Alter Ego" captures the essence of those who turn into someone else when the drinks are flowing and the sun is down; and “Sage” mirrors those profound conversations that flow when the rest of the world is asleep. The music contains the twists and turns expected from Oehlers – from the gentle, hypnotic ballad “SOMA”, to the angular yet incessantly rhythmic “The Uncanny”.
Combining stalwarts of the Australian jazz scene alongside some of the finest young players in the country, this expressive group are in town for one night only. This is a night not to be missed!