Darren Heinrich Trio
Australia's foremost Hammond organ exponent had his recital at the Sydney Conservatorium recorded professionally back in 2006 and it's been released on CD by LaBrava Music. This CD is features the music of organ greats Jimmy Smith and Larry Young - two innovators who live at opposite ends of the jazz organ spectrum.
"...a strong command of Larry Young’s approach to the organ." - Pat Bianchi
"...great keyboard work from Darren...." - DVD Plaza
“One of the hottest upcoming names in the Jazz organ scene” – Tony Monaco
Ian Cooper – first call Violinist
La Brava Music presents Sydney violin sensation Ian Cooper in a smooth and jazzy lounge session featuring an all star Australian jazz line up including James Morrison, Ian’s famous employer and mentor.
Ballads and Bossa Nova is a beautifully recorded and produced album and is exclusively distributed in Australia by Planet / MGM.
Since his Sydney Opera House debut at age 6, his Ned Kelly inspired “Tin Symphony” composed and performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony and his recent collaboration with classical great Simon Tedeschi, virtuoso Ian Cooper remains one of Australia’s most intriguing and versatile violin acts.
Memoir – A new CD by Dorian Mode
Most gigs Dorian plays these days are with his swinging trio. Yet recordings to date have all been with larger groups. But for years Dorian has wanted to record the group with which he plays live. At last the long-awaited trio CD has arrived. In a career that has seen him record for both EMI and ABC Jazz, and chart overseas, Dorian’s emerged with a soulful trio recording, close to his heart, that’s sure to impress.
Adding to the anticipation, recently tracks were submitted for the ABC Radio Awards. His hard work was rewarded with an award for Best Jazz Composition for Lydia’s Waltz, which he wrote for his wife and Best Instrumental for Blondie, Variations on Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, which he penned for his mother. So this fabulous new CD is off to an auspicious start!
The collaboration of these two most accomplished Sydney jazz musicians has produced an album of excellent musicianship and pristine studio recorded sound, bringing traditional jazz to a new audience in a fresh setting.
Produced by David Basden the album features two different line-ups from several duets featuring the stunning multi instrumentalist Power, along with superb pianist Locke to the quartet tracks featuring well known Sydney players David Seidel - Bass and Anthony Howell - Drums.
This CD was released last month in Japan and now in Australia. It entered Swing Journal Jazz Vocal Charts at No. 2 and has been described there as “jazz vocals masterpiece”.
Janet Seidel has been described as “first lady of Australian jazz singing” in the “Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD” (UK). Though perhaps not a typical jazz singer, in the clichéd sense of the word, she is a stylist and interpreter and is regarded in Japan and some other countries as ranking in the Top 10 female jazz vocalists in the world today.
The songs by Mancini are timeless. The recording is audiophile quality. The sublime vocals are matched with the brilliant piano of Melbourne’s Joe Chindamo, and the deep, spacious backgrounds provided by Chuck Morgan, David Seidel (and Fabian Hevia on several tracks), enhance every move. read more...