Jessica Nicholas:

Gong for Tom

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Page added Aug 24, 2017 Updated Sep 6, 2017

Hear from Perth's Tom O'Halloran and Memory of Elements - who won the 2017 Art Music Award for Jazz Work of the Year with 'Now Noise.'

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Pianist Andrea Keller took out the 'Excellence in Jazz' award, while drummer John Pochee was honoured for Distinguished Services to Australian Music. You can also hear from his interview with Sydney musicians Andrew Dickeson and Matt McMahon below. We'll hear from all three winners in this episode, and also sample new releases from Vijay Iyer and Katie Thiroux. And we pay tribute to American guitarist John Abercrombie, who sadly passed away this week.

Tracks in this program

1. ‘Jumbles’ - John Abercrombie Quartet
CD: Up and Coming, 2017

2. ‘Cinch’ - Memory of Elements
CD: Now Noise, 2016

3. ‘Dearest Thou’ - Andrea Keller
Live at Melbourne Recital Centre, 2016 (unreleased)

4. ‘Jazznost’ - Ten Part Invention
CD: Live at Wangaratta, 2005
5. ‘Monk’s Mood’ - Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane  
CD: At Carnegie Hall, 1957/2005

6. ‘Down to the Wire’ - Vijay Iyer Sextet
CD: Far From Over, 2017

7. ‘Some Cats Know’ - Katie Thiroux
CD: Off Beat, 2017

8. ‘Like Someone in Love’ - Ted Vining Trio
CD: Our Favourite Things, 2015

9. ‘We Pray’ - BLOW
CD: Presence, 2014

10. ‘Empathy’ - Origami 
CD: The Usefulness of Art, 2013

11. ‘Armistice’ - Jamie Oehlers & Tal Cohen
CD: Innocent Dreamer, 2016

12. ‘Bandong Chant’ - Australian Art Orchestra 
CD: Water Pushes Sand, 2017

13. ‘Subway’ - Andrew Butt Trio +
CD: Blueberry Ash, 2017

Interview with John Pochee

Presenter: Jessica Nicholas
Image: Tony Mott; used with permission from APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre
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Aug 24, 2017. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Artist Biography


Tom O'Halloran leads his own original jazz piano trio outfit and conducts orchestras from time to time, composes experimental music, and plays analogue synthesizers. In 2016 he won the Best Jazz Artist award from WAM, in 2017 and 2012 was nominated for an APRA Australian Art Music award and in 2011 was a finalist in the Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship – where he was featured at the...

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