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CHIBA is the debut recording for Sydney saxophonist Jeremy Rose. Recorded in Oslo, Norway, the project was formed with members he met during his studies at the Norwegian Music Academy. The band features Jeremy alongside guitarist Kim Johannesen, bassist Adrian Myhr and Australian drummer Alex Masso.
Saxophonist Jeremy Rose has been described by veteran pianist Mike Nock as ‘one of Sydney’s most outstanding bandleaders and composers,’ and was awarded the 2009 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year. His extensive travels have included regular visits to New York, Tokyo, London as well as attending the 2009 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada.
The music is indicative of Rose’s broad influences and experiences, drawing on the lyricism of Bill Frisell and the harmonic language of Wayne Shorter. His melodic compositions create a broad palette of innovative sounds and ideas that invite the players to a common meeting point.
Jeremy Rose - alto saxophone
Kim Johannesen (guitar)
Adrian Myhr (bass)
Alex Masso (drums)
All compositions by Jeremy Rose
Recorded by Vidar Lunden at Musikkloftet, Oslo, Norway, 1 August 2008
Mixed by Vidar Lunden October 2008
Mastered by Paul Bryant at Main St STudios, Wollongong Australia 14 December 2008
Cover Art by Peter Nelson 'French's Forest Roadside (evening)' 2008
Design and Digital Appropriation by Tanya Dyhin
Produced by Jeremy Rose
Thanks goes out to; BBM, Kim, Adrian and Alex for their priceless muiscality, Mum and Dad, Mike Nock, Judy Bailey, Leif Bond, Geir Lysne, Steps and Sticks.
Released March 23, 2010
"With their snaking melodies and switch-back rhythms, Jeremy Rose’s compositions stand out from the pack, carrying little echoes of Mark Simmonds' peerless work."
Sydney Morning Herald
"There is a cool Nordic atmosphere throughout where high-energy pyrotechnics are unnecessary; instead there’s a serenity that often swings in its own way." 4/5 Stars
"Rose shows us subtle glimpses of a marvelous technique and plays with the restraint of a mature master."
"This meeting between highly competent and searching young souls tells us that jazz is an illimitable expression - literally."
Review by Tor Hammerø