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Pyramid in session

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Page added May 18, 2016 Updated May 30, 2016

Kicking off our Australian jazz playlist this week is some more classic vinyl - this time an ABC recording from 1983 featuring 'Pyramid.'

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'Pyramid' was an Australian fusion band, made up of David Hirschfelder on keys, David Jones on drums, Bob Venier on horns and Roger McLauchlan on bass. On this episode, we'll hear the quartet alongside the great Don Burrows, who invited them onto his 1980s TV show, 'The Don Burrows Collection,' broadcast on ABC TV. Pyramid performed at the ABC's studios in Artarmon, Sydney, to a packed audience, and an LP of the session was released in 1983, titled Sunshower.

We'll also hear from the Vampires, who are about to embark on a national tour with guitar great Lionel Loueke!

Presented by James Kennedy and Henry Rasmussen

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May 23, 2016. 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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David Hirschfelder (born 18 November 1960, Ballarat, Victoria) is an Australian musician, film score composer and performer. As a musician he has been a member of Little River Band and John Farnham Band. He has composed film scores for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Shine (1996), Sliding Doors (1998), Elizabeth (1998), Hanging Up (2000), Australia (2008), and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of...

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On Jun 29, 2016. 9:00am
ABC Jazz said

Perhaps in the future, but the above videos will always be available.

On Jun 28, 2016. 3:50pm
Anonymous said

Will there be another chance to hear this?

On May 23, 2016. 8:52am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for sharing, Christopher!

On May 20, 2016. 9:19pm
Anonymous said

Thrilled to hear about David. What an extraordinarily gifted soul we have in our presence.
He's had some wonderful musical training too. How do I know?
Simple. My aunts in Ballarat, Teresa and Mary, taught him piano and theory respectively. Apparently, he was a joy to teach, being polite, inquisitive and a hard worker.
I broke away from the conservative family classical musical tradition by passionately embracing jazz. Yet I've always respected the classical folk. (Auntie Teresa was very cool and even supportive concerning my individualism. At one family get-together, we were even discussing Frank Zappa and his use of unusual time signatures! She was a real sweetheart and so hip for her age in some ways.)
Back to David. Pyramid was indeed a superb Australian band featuring some crack musicians. I experienced the joy of hearing Bob Venier live some years ago and to this day wonder why more isn't heard of him. A brilliantly multi-faceted trumpeter. (My erstwhile piano teacher, Helen, agrees.) David Jones is of course a drumming legend.
That Pyramid cover design remains iconic.
Thanks ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

On May 20, 2016. 12:36am
Anonymous said

World class...what's happened since the 80s ?

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