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John McAll

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John McAll (born Melbourne, Australia, 1960) is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer with experience ranging from jazz, pop, blues,rock contemporary classical, afrobeat and theatre.John McAll graduated with a Diploma of Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983 and has worked predominantly as a live musician ever since.John McAll launched his debut recording as band leader and composer in June 2009 with Black Money on independent label Audacity Media. The band performed at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz in October that year, and the album was rated number three Album of the Year by Herald-Sun Jazz reviewer Roger Mitchell in December.As a founding member of the acclaimed David Chesworth Ensemble, John McAll has performed internationally in New York City, Slovenia and Paris, France. He regularly tours Australia with Ross Wilson as part of the Urban Legends, appears at a diverse range of music festivals with the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, performs and writes for Eugene Hamilton and the Money, and performs live jazz regularly in Melbourne with Brian Abrahams' District 6, the B# Big Band, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Alyce Platt, Rebecca Barnard and Jane Clifton.He has worked with David Campbell, Debra Byrne, Bobby Valentine, Renee Geyer, Nina Ferro, Ruby Carter and Vince Jones. For a time he was part of 1980s pop group I'm Talking.John McAll is the elder brother of New York based jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll.In August 2012 John McAll joined forces with Joe Camilleri to create a big band called The Voodoo sheiks.

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SongGarage Jazz
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SongMirrors
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SongRefugee
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On Aug 20, 2012. 9:11pm
All Blues said

Love this. I bought the song now after hearing it. But can someone give me the players & instruments for this track? Sounds like a Bass Clarinet...?

On Aug 21, 2012. 10:55am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, it could be Adam Simmons on contra alto clarinet... Here's a review by John McBeath:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/alter-ego-john-mcall/story-f...

On Aug 21, 2012. 9:15pm
All Blues said

Thanks for the added info. Can't access that article. Anyone else have the personnel...?

On Aug 22, 2012. 9:43am
ABC Jazz said

Hi All Blues, we have the album 'Alter Ego' here - that could be the track you heard? With the personnel:
John McAll; piano
David Rex; alto sax
Adam Simmons; tenor sax and Contra alto clarinet
Jordan Murray; trombone
Philip Rex; bass
Sam Bates; drums

Thanks again for listening..!

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