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My Favourite Things - Brendan Clarke

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Page added Sep 7, 2015 Updated Dec 9, 2015

Brendan Clarke caught up with us at Wangaratta in 2014 to discuss his favourite tracks, which surprising only included one fellow bassist.

Seeing as this year's National Jazz Awards will feature the bass, we thought we'd hear from a past winner and one of Australia's most in-demand bassists. Sydney stalwart Brendan Clarke shares some of his all-time favourite albums on this episode. Interestingly, his only bass selection is the iconic Jaco Pastorius, and the classic 1981 album Word of Mouth. All Brendan's other picks were based on ensemble playing and interactivity, which says a lot about his own playing. He also shares with us stories from his early years, including his time at the Canberra School of Music and touring the US.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Softly as in a Morning Sunrise' - John Coltrane
Album: Live at the Village Vanguard (Impulse! AS-10)

2. 'Cariba' - Wes Montgomery
Album: Full House (Riverside Records ‎RLP 434)

3. 'LonJellis' - Branford Marsalis
Album: Random Abstract (CBS 461067 1)

4. '3 Views of a Secret' - Jaco Pastorius
Album: Word of Mouth (Warner Bros./Atlantic BSK 3535)

5. 'Midnight Waltz' - Cedar Walton
Album: Among Friends (Evidence ECD 220232)

Presented by Gerry Koster
Recorded backstage at the 2014 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues
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Oct 30, 2015. 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Brendan Clarke (born 17 September 1985 in Dublin is an Irish football player who currently plays for St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland Contents 1 Club career 1.1 St Patrick's Athletic, 1.2 Sporting Fingal, 1.3 Sligo Rovers, 1.4 Return to St. Patrick's Athletic, , 2 International career, 3 Career statistics, 4 Honours 4.1 Club, 4.2 Personal, , 5 References, 6 External...

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