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Jef Neve with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra

Page added Mar 24, 2015 Updated Jan 18, 2016

With the 2016 Sydney Festival underway, we're replaying a performance from last year's event, featuring the Belgian pianist Jef Neve.

ABC Jazz grabbed the opportunity to record Jef Neve with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra at the City Recital Hall for the 2015 Sydney Festival. Billed as a double-header with US composer Maria Schneider, the Belgian pianist Jef Neve took to the stage for the first set, performing his original compositions arranged for big band by the Brisbane-based pianist and composer Steve Newcomb. The concert also included the premier performance of a new work by Newcomb, titled 'Peace in Stillness.'

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Second Love' (J. Neve)
2. 'For the People' (J. Neve)
3. 'Peace In Stillness' (S. Newcomb)
4. 'It's Gone' (J. Neve)
5. 'Nothing But A Casablanca' (J. Neve)

In the band

Jef Neve; piano
David Theak; alto and soprano saxophone, reeds, leader
Murray Jackson; alto saxophone, reeds
Richard Maegraith; tenor saxophone, reeds
Roger Manins; tenor saxophone, reeds
Nick Bowd; baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, reeds
Daryl Carthew; trumpet, flugelhorn
Dane Laboyrie; trumpet, flugelhorn
Simon Ferenci; trumpet, flugelhorn
Andy Fiddes; trumpet, flugelhorn
David Panichi; trombone
Lucian McGuiness; trombone
Ben Gurton; trombone
Justin Kearin; bass trombone
Carl Morgan; guitar
Phil Stack; bass
Jamie Cameron; drums

Recorded: January 22, 2015
Sydney Festival, City Recital Hall,
Angel Place, Sydney
Engineering by Ross A'hern and ABC Jazz.

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Jef Neve (born 8 March 1977) is a Belgian jazz and classical music pianist and composer. Life and career: Neve was born in Turnhout, Belgium. By the age of 14 he was composing music and playing in bands. He studied jazz and classical music at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven and graduated in 2000. Neve wrote the soundtrack for Felix Van Groeningen's Dagen Zonder Lief. He also composed for the...

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On Apr 8, 2015. 2:27pm
Anonymous said

I do agree that there are not enough women in this area of music, however I must point out that the Mothership Orchestra has had women in their ranks in past performances on trombone, trumpet and vocals. Also, the second set of this particular concert featured composer Maria Schneider leading the band and performing her music.

On Apr 2, 2015. 5:21pm
Anonymous said

Are there really NO women interested in playing this kind of music? A 17 piece ensemble without a single woman in it? I'm a jazz lover, a woman and a musician, and it's sad to see that in 2015 jazz is still such a man's world. Even our outstanding players such as Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans, Matha Baartz and Felicity Proben are relegated to the 'Women's' jazz festivals, as though we are not quite up to playing at THE jazz festivals. So tired of this!

On Mar 26, 2015. 7:12am
Anonymous said

Can't wait for this! thanks for playing

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