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'Double Dutch?' Bernie McGann

Bernie McGann
Oct 26, 2010 Updated Nov 4, 2010

To celebrate Ausmusic Month on ABC Jazz, we're playing some live tracks from Bernie McGann's release 'Double Dutch?'

This feature was broadcast on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 9pm.

The music was recorded while the Bernie McGann Quartet was on tour in Europe and features some fine playing from the group, who really stretch out in this set.

In the band

Bernie McGann; alto saxophone
Warwick Alder; trumpet
Lloyd Swanton; bass
John Pochée; drums

Tracks in this broadcast

1. 'Fried Bananas' (Gordon/Chappell)
2. 'Spirit Song' (McGann)
3. 'Brownsville' (McGann)
4. 'It's The Talk Of The Town' (Livingston/Neiburg/Symes)
5. 'The Jeep Is Jumpin' (Ellington/Hodges)

Taken from the 2010 Bernie McGann release: Double Dutch? (Rufus Records: RF103)
Recorded: The Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 16, 2004.


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Bernard Francis "Bernie" McGann (22 June 1937 - 17 September 2013) was an Australian jazz alto saxophone player. He began his career in the late 1950s and remained active as a performer, composer and recording artist until near the end of his life. Born in Granville, New South Wales, in Sydney's western suburbs, McGann first came to prominence as part of a loose alliance of modern jazz musicians...

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On Nov 3, 2010. 12:31pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for the review Christopher. Glad you like the recording..!

On Nov 1, 2010. 9:31am
Christopher Lynch said

The great Bernie McGann is indeed an Australian cultural icon.
This is another superbly innovative album from a true master and a worthy addition to any serious collection.
Being a double CD, it represents wonderful value too. Buy it! - satisfaction guaranteed.

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