NEW ALBUM | Hatch (2018)
Hatch, a collection of solo piano compositions and improvisations born out of Barry's PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, is out now on Rattle Records, and available through Bandcamp opposite or rattlerecords.net.
Rattle Records and Steve Garden have been launching NZ music onto the map since 1991, and I'm over the moon to be joining the family - not to mention sharing some illustrious company alongside the likes of John Psathas, Michael Houston, Mike Nock, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Jonathan Crayford, Hayden Chisholm, Roger Manins, Mark Lockett, Reuben Bradley, and the list goes on!
NEW ALBUM | Blueprints & Vignettes (2018)
Blueprints & Vignettes is out now on Earshift Music/MGM!
A product of Barry’s doctoral portfolio in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Blueprints & Vignettes emerged from an extended period of investigating melodic and harmonic systems borrowed from contemporary classical music and their synthesis with the jazz vernacular. The music dances between intricate compositions and free improvisation in an exploration of harmonic hues and the spontaneous re-imagination of pre-set structures.
The album features a stellar ensemble of Sydney-based improvisers in Jeremy Rose (alto & bass clarinet), Max Alduca (bass) and Dave Goodman (drums).
Blueprints & Vignettes can be previewed using the player opposite, and purchased through Bandcamp.
Download a press kit here.