Well reading all these interesting threads I was quite exited when I discovered
that Australian jazz will be featured tonight in Cape Town.
So I bought my ticket, completely unaware what I was going to listen to.
First on the stage was a trio led by Gerard Masters on piano, Jasper Leak on bass and Nicolas Mc Bride on drums.
They played a kind of a "new-world" or should I say "new age" jazz.
Definetely no jazz feel, and the original played was weak, the drummer had more of a rock feel than jazz, then came a "jazz singer" named Justine Bradley, what can I say, nice voice, but again no jazz feel of any kind.
Then a young quite good guitar player joined the trio, his name, James Muller,
well thing did pick up, he is a good musician, more bluesy tha jazzy but as some talent. The evening went on with different musicians combinations
but at the end of the day it was a very "forgetable" evening.
The only Australian jazz musician that I know I do enjoy is Bernie McGann.
But then again I do not know many.
I would not buy any music of the musicians I 've seen and hear tonight.
They called themselves "Mosaic"
I am sure that they do not represent the real quality of Australian jazz.
Sorry if I've been a little harsh, but it is MY honest opinion.