Fresh off the European touring circuit, this trend-setting quartet return to OZ to promote their sixth release Pacifica.
A trailblazing band of trend-setting Australian jazz musicians, this quartet traverse musical territories from blazing, swinging jazz to downtempo cuts, this band are always a mood.
With six albums to their name, The Vampires were the first instrumental act to be short-listed for the Australian Music Prize, have twice received four star reviews from Downbeat Magazine, four stars in The Sydney Morning Herald, four stars in the Guardian UK, and four and a half stars from the Australian.
With favorable comparisons to Miles Davis, the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and Blue Note recordings, this is a chance to see Australia’s most exciting modern jazz bands play music from their current LP ‘Pacifica’.
Jeremy Rose Sax, Bass Clarinet
Nick Garbett Trumpet
Alex Boneham Bass
Alex Masso Drums
Venue: Camelot Lounge
“Seductive, genre-hopping creativity: The references embrace reggae, classic Cuban son, high life, pre-electric Miles Davis and hints of Blue Note soul-jazz or Henri Texier’s cinematically scene-setting music…”
**** John Fordham, The Guardian UK
Written and improvised melodies are beautiful and flawless, and the harmonies between the three voices (woodwinds, brass, bass) ring with pitch-perfect sonority. There is a sublime pacing to each of the tunes here, with strategic shifts in texture, tonality, tonality, rhythm or intensity twisting the narrative of each hypnotic groove into an ever-unfolding and irresistible arc.”
**** Gary Fukushima, Downbeat