Nick Garbett – The Glider

2021 Regional Tour

Treating his trumpet as a palette of colours, he [Nick Garbett] has looked to draw out the unusual tones and shades: the sounds that might have ambiguous emotional meanings, but meaning, nonetheless. Garbett, it seemed, was not obsessed with music so much as with connections.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Recorded and produced in Berlin over the course of two years, The Glider is the first release from the new project of long-time friends and collaborators Nick Garbett (The Strides, The Vampires have & Garfish) and Mike Majkowski.

With most of the project’s musicians still in Berlin, Nick Garbett has assembled an Australia-based lineup for the album’s release, with Matt Keegan (sax), Dave Rodriguez (guitar), Aykho Akhrif (percussion), Carlos Adura (drums) and Pat Harris (bass) all enlisted to bring The Glider to life on stage for the first time.

Nick Garbett – Trumpet
Dave Rodriguez – Guitar
Pat Harris – Bass
Carlos Adura – Drums
Aykho Akhrif – Percussion

with special guests
Matt Keegan – Saxophone (Sydney, Kiama and Culburra)
and Greg Sheehan – percussion (Bellingen and Armidale)

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Friday 25th Aug – 5 Church St Bellingen
with special guest Greg Sheehan (percussion)

Thursday 26th Aug – 5 Church St Bellingen
with special guest Greg Sheehan (percussion)

Saturday 27th Aug – NERAM, Armidale
with special guest Greg Sheehan (percussion)

Friday 3rd Sep – Official Launch @ Red Rattler, Marrickville 
with special guests Oyobi, Godriguez and PlaneFace

Saturday 4th Sep – Fillmores, Kiama
with special guest Matt Keegan (Saxophone)

Sunday 5th Sep – Burradise SoundGarden, Culburra
with special guest Matt Keegan (Saxophone)

The Glider on Band Camp

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Recorded and produced in Berlin over the course of two years, The Glider is the first release from the new project of long-time friends and collaborators Nick Garbett (The Strides, The Vampires have & Garfish) and Mike Majkowski.

Coming off the back of Garbett’s 2018 Freedman Jazz Fellowship win, and subsequent relocation to Italy, The Glider captures a period of travel, discovery, and reconnection between old friends. The result is a meditation on colour, texture and rhythm, with musical landscapes and electronic flourishes reminiscent of Jon Hassell and Brian Eno’s Fourth World, all grounded in a distinctly Australian celebration of togetherness.

The Glider’s seven tracks are built on the interweaving rhythms of celebrated Australian drummers Tony Buck (The Necks)Finn Ryan and Steve Heather, with Majkowski on bass and synthesisers, Garbett on effected trumpet, Johannes Schlieirmacher on saxophone, and a guest appearance by guitarist Matt Smith.