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Highlights from Melbourne

Jun 13, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival has concluded for 2011. Take a look at some of this year's highlights...


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Click on the links below to check out the features:

Hear Jessica Nicholas talking with the Ron Carter Trio.

See a picture gallery from Norma Winstone's performance.

Listen to Jason Moran and Scott Tinkler discuss their new collaboration.

Catch up with Sonny Rollins, who spoke with ABC 774's Derek Guille. Rollins.

Hear from James Morrison and Don Burrows at the closing event of the festival.

Check out Jessica Nicholas' interview with Pascal Schumacher.


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Ron Carter (born Ronald Levin Carter, May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double bassist. His appearances on over 2,000 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also a cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument. Some of his studio albums as a leader include: Blues Farm (1973); All Blues (1973); Spanish Blue (1974); Anything Goes (1975); Yellow &...

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On Jun 14, 2011. 9:25am
Christopher Lynch said

Sincere thanks and congratulations to all involved in performing in or promoting this world class festival.
This is the type of event which will promote Melbourne culturally to the wider world - not merely another boring, outrageously expensive, boozy sporting activity like the money-losing Grand Prix!
So much superb music was heard it's hard to know where to begin, but to me one of the numerous highlights - apart from the likes of Sonny Rollins naturally - was the inclusion of some Korean Pansori in a cross-cultural setting. Hopefully, more of this type of experimentalism will be forthcoming in future festivals.
In summary, this was a festival that made Melbourne a delightful place in which to live over the past week or so - and that's a compliment coming from somebody who has travelled to over twenty countries and lived overseas!

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