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James Muller & Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
One of Australia’s most celebrated musicians, guitarist James Muller teams up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra for an exciting new project. The Sydney-based ‘Mothership’ is delivering a sensational new program that promotes new Australian music played by cutting edge Australian musicians in collaboration with one of the worlds leading arrangers, Florian Ross.
Guitarist James Muller is one of the most exciting and innovative musicians on the Australian music scene today. His distinctive sound, coupled with masterful improvisation and breathtaking virtuosity, was initially inspired by the rock guitar legends of the sixties & seventies, until the harmonic complexities of jazz caught his ear. Join us for an exciting night of jazz, improvisation and Big Band sounds that will take you to new emotional heights.
Since its inception in 2003, ARIA nominated Mothership Orchestra has gained a reputation as one of theworlds most exciting and innovative independent jazz orchestras. Comprising seventeen members playing five saxophones, five trumpets, four trombones, guitar, piano, bass and drums, the Mothership represents many of Australia's finest young improvisers and beams our a supernova of energy and sound.
"I really love James Muller. He's a great guitar player." Allan Holdsworth
"James has it all... I love his playing."John Scofield
"James Muller is a mountain of guitar virtuosity... All the things that are the most effective in jazz, rock, blues and country guitar emerge naturally at the right time, in the right place and it can give the listener shivers' John Clare (Sydney Morning Herald)
Street One - reserved | Duration - 120 minutes incl. interval
presented by The Street
THE JAZZGROOVE MOTHERSHIP ORCHESTRA:
Guest Guitarist - Composer - James Muller
David Theak - Artistic Director & lead saxophone
Murray Jackson, Evan Harris, Matt Keegan, Nick Bowd - saxes
Darryl Carthew, Dane Laboyrie, Andy Fiddes, Simon Ferenci - trumpets
Dave Panichi, Lucian McGuiness, Ben Gurton, Justin Kearin - trombones
Hugh Barrett - piano
Tom Botting - contrabass
Jamie Cameron - drums & cymbals