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MIKE NOCK AND LAURENCE PIKE (9pm)
“Sumptuous and elegant” ★★★★ John McBeath, the Australian
Mike Nock and Laurence Pike have shared a musical friendship spanning nearly 20 years. Over this time they have created a wealth of divergent and inspiring music; Pike crossing over into the world of electronics and rock with his bands PVT, Triosk and the recent Szun Waves,
and work with artists such as Jack Ladder and Sarah Blasko. Don Banks Award winner Mike Nock has continually remained at the forefront of modern jazz and creative music in Australia and NZ.
Their two duo albums together have seen them develop a shared language of improvised music as a vehicle for spiritual discovery and storytelling. Their most recent album Beginning And End Of Knowing was recorded in Oslo’s famed Rainbow Studios, and was winner of the 2016 Jazz Bell Award for ‘Best Produced Album’.
MIKE NOCK piano, keyboards LAURENCE PIKE drums, sampler
LISTEN HERE to the interview of Mike Nock with Thomas Adams on Eastside Radio on the Jazz Impressions show on Sunday 29 January.
ALON ILSAR SANDY EVANS DUO (8pm)
Sandy Evans and Alon Ilsar launched this new collaboration at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival in 2015 with “cunning electronics” and “stunning improvising” (John Shand). Sandy Evans’ love for Indian music and deep musical searching unites with Ilsar’s innovative live sampling technology and mastery of his custom gestural controller.