JAMES MACAULAY & THE HAPPY HOPPY ORCHESTRA, TODAY WILL BE ANOTHER DAY ALBUM LAUNCH (9pm)
“an outstanding trombone player, one of the best in the country” – Peter Knight
“technically fluent and bursting with ideas” – Eric Myers, The Age
National Jazz Award-winner James Macaulay recently returned from recording his dream project, Today Will Be Another Day, in Tokyo. The music is inspired by his experiences in Japan, touring with Melbourne traditional jazz band the Lagerphones and pianist Aaron Choulai.
Inspired by the work of the Allan Browne Quintet, James combines lyricism and abstraction to produce new ways to organise improvisation within a jazz septet. A powerhouse cast of local musicians join him for the Sydney launch.
JAMES MACAULAY trombone WARWICK ALDER trumpet PETER FARRAR alto saxophone MATT KEEGAN tenor saxophone STEVE BARRY piano PHIL STACK bass FINN RYAN drums
PETER DASENT TRIO (8pm) “Composes with the same absence of artifice with which a child builds sandcastles” - Sydney Morning Herald
Peter Dasent is well known as a solo pianist and leader of sextet The Umbrellas, “one of the treasures of Australian music” (Sydney Morning Herald). For the first time, Peter has been revisiting some of his favourite compositions written 30-40 years ago in a classic piano trio format.
PETER DASENT piano MAX ALDUCA double bass FINN RYAN drums