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).