Jessica Nicholas:

Spotlight on ACT

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Page added Aug 17, 2017 Updated Aug 27, 2017

On this episode, Jessica focuses on the independent German jazz label ACT, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017.

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We'll hear tracks from some of ACT's most influential artists, including Swedish trio E.S.T., whose legacy endures long after the tragic death of Esbjorn Svensson in 2008. We'll also explore two new releases featuring Australian-Asian collaborations - one led by saxophonist Julian Banks, the other teaming members of the Australian Art Orchestra with Chinese musicians from Sichuan.

Tracks in this program

1. ‘Great Ocean Road’ - Stuart King 
CD: Qualia, 2017

2. ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ - Douye  
CD: Daddy Said So, 2017

3. Interview with Siggi Loch (excerpt)
Jazzahead, Bremen, April 2017

4. ‘Tangos’ - Vince Mendoza & Arif Mardin  
CD: Jazzpana, 1992

5. ‘Dodge the Dodo’ - E.S.T.
CD: From Gagarin’s Point of View, 1999

6. ‘Inner City, City Lights’ - E.S.T.
CD: 301, 2012

7. ‘Wonderland Suite’ - Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & soloists 
CD: E.S.T. Symphony, 2016

8. ‘Did You Say Rotenberg?’ - Michael Wollny & Vincent Peirani 
CD: Tandem, 2016

9. ‘Song For My Father’ - Louis Hayes 
CD: Serenade for Horace, 2017

10. ‘We’re All Alone’ - Angela Davis Quartet
ABC Jazz recording (Melb Recital Centre Salon), 2017

11. ‘Here Come the Waves’ - Australian Art Orchestra
CD: Water Pushes Sand, 2017

12. ‘Lady Face’ - Julian Banks Group 
CD: Agung, 2017

13. ‘First Duty of Desire’- Christopher Hale
CD: Sylvan Coda, 2012

14. ‘Prelude in D Minor’ - Esbjorn Svensson 
CD: Twenty Five Magic Years: The Jubilee Album, 2017

Presenter: Jessica Nicholas
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