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Countdown to Melbourne...

Terence Blanchard
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Counting down to the 2012 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Hear from some of the artists on the bill, including Terence Blanchard.

As well as Blanchard, hear McCoy Tyner - as featured on the 1963 recording John Coltrane and Johnny Harman, which will form the basis of Tyner’s performance at Melbourne.

We’ll also hear from an unreleased live set by Jonathan Zwartz and guests, recorded live in Sydney in 2011.  And there’s music from new releases by bassist Lars Danielsson and singer Sheila Jordan.  

LARS DANIELSSON –‘Orange Market’ (7.39)
CD: Liberetto, 2012

LOUIE PREZ – ‘The Phantom’ (5.58)
CD: Scam, 2009

HAMISH STUART – ‘Sense of Place’ (5.53)
CD: Someone Else’s Child, 2010

JONATHAN ZWARTZ AND GUESTS – ‘Song in Five’ (11.45)
Unreleased recording: live at the Basement, 2011

MAGNUS OSTROM – ‘Between’ (6.23)
CD: Thread of Life, 2011

THE NECKS – ‘He Led Them Into the World’ (10.20)
CD: The Boys, 1998

SHEILA JORDAN – ‘Better Than Anything’ (3.21)
CD: Yesterdays, 2012

JACK DE JOHNETTE – ‘Indigo Dreamscapes’ (8.02)
CD: Sound Travels, 2012

KURT ELLING – ‘It’s Easy to Remember’ (4.05)
CD: Dedicated to You, 2009

CD: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, 1963

KURT ELLING – ‘Dedicated to You’ (6.35)
CD: Dedicated to You, 2009

CHARLES MINGUS / ERIC DOLPHY – ‘Better Git Hit in Your Soul’ (11.08)
CD: Immortal Concerts: Jazz Festival, Antibes, July 13, 1960 (1987 release)

ALLAN BROWNE QUINTET – ‘Embers of Silk’ (6.42)
CD: Une Saison en Enfer, 2012

TERENCE BLANCHARD – ‘Fred Brown’ (7.43)
CD: Bounce, 2003

The 2012 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will be held from June 1-10.  More info here.
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Terence Oliver Blanchard (born March 13, 1962) is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, he has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence, having recorded...

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On Mar 16, 2012. 10:36am
Anonymous said

This wonderful festival truly is a 'special event' - we passionate jazz lovers owe the organisers a massive outpouring of gratitude. Over the past 24 hours I've been listening to some favourite CDs from McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard and Hiromi in eager anticipation of this musical extravaganza. No doubt others are doing likewise. Thanks ABC Jazz and Jessica Nicholas from Christopher 'The Jazzbear' Lynch. (I'm nicknamed the Jazzbear because if I don't get my regular jazz fix I'm told I'm as grumpy as a bear!)

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