Franklin’s second album 'Amen', set for release on Earshift Music

Franklin’s second album 'Amen', set for release on Earshift Music

Recorded in NYC, Franklin’s new album ‘Amen’ features the bassist-composer in an impressive collaboration with pianist Marc Hannaford and drummer Satoshi Takeishi. Amen showcases Franklin’s intriguing compositions, featuring intricate rhythmic relationships between the players and the merging of acoustic and electronic elements.

Phil Slater new album "The Dark Pattern

Phil Slater new album "The Dark Pattern

This 2 CD set is the much-awaited follow-up to trumpeter Phil Slater’s critically acclaimed recording The Thousands, and expands the creative development of one of Australia’s most original and uncompromising artists.  The music is paradoxically calm and meditative whilst bristling with an undercurrent of energy and stream-of-consciousness excitement found in all of the best jazz music.

Elly Hoyt "The Composer's Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers"

Elly Hoyt "The Composer's Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers"

Vocalist-composer Elly Hoyt’s third album "The Composers’ Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers", will be released 16th August through Earshift Music. The album is a commissioning project that presents her alongside some of Melbourne’s best jazz artists.

The Composers’ Voice presents a diverse set of compositions from celebrated Australian composers including Andrea Keller, Gian Slater, Georgia Weber, Louise Denson, Sonja Horbelt, Shannon Barnett, Tamara Murphy and Hoyt herself. The music is brought to life by an all-star band including pianist Andrea Keller, trumpeter Mat Jodrell, saxophonist Julien Wilson, trombonist, James Macaulay, bassist Sam Anning and drummer James McLean.

Sam Gill's Coursed Waters: Many Altered Returns

Sam Gill's Coursed Waters: Many Altered Returns

Sydney based saxophonist-composer Sam Gill announces his new album Many Altered Returns. The album is the first release by his quartet Coursed Waters, a Melbourne/Sydney collaboration featuring drummer James McLean alongside pianist Novak Manojlovic and bassist Jacques Emery.  The music navigates expanses of open improvisation within Gill’s provocative multi-sectional compositions, moving between moments of extreme density to whispering repose. 

Scott McConnachie, Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker new album: Rock Dog out now!

Scott McConnachie, Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker new album: Rock Dog out now!

“When talking about Scott you run the risk of hyperbolic overload. I simply can’t name any player with more technique, creativity, power, imagination and beauty than Scott. Playing with him has been a highlight of my musical life and listening to him is a constant joy.” Scott Tinkler

Rock Dog documents the first moments of this cross-generational line-up between three of Australia’s most forward-thinking improvisers.