Albare & Co


7:00 pmSaturday, 27 August 2022


Bird's Basement

11 Singers Ln, Melbourne

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Latin Grammy nominee producer and Jazz guitarist Albare met US chart success again this year with the launch in June 2022 of his new album "Freedom". Following the success of the two volume of Jobim's music released in 2020 and 2021, Freedom features Albare's own compositions with the collaborations with his long time companion Phil Turcio. This is the 15th recording of the artist.

ALBARE & Co (The Jazz Alchemists) line up:

On bass Phil Rex. Phil has toured extensively with Albare in 2013-14, you can hear Phil's bass on Albare's "Dream Time" album recorded in 2015. Like his teacher, the late Ray Brown, Phil has an infectious downbeat that gets the audience to actively listen and more often than not, get off their chairs. You can hear Phil's contribution on all tracks of the new album "Freedom" recorded in March 2022.

Steve Sedergreen is one of foremost Melbourne's jazz identities, known as a leading pianist, arranger, and educator. Steve's passion for jazz with his unique hands-on approach, combines music theory with the practicalities of performance experience. Steve formed Mistaken Identity in 1985 while studying at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and led it through numerous incarnations, line-ups and produced five recordings.

Trumpeter Mat Jodrell is one of the most exciting voices in Jazz today just returned to Australia after spending 8 years in New York. Mat has performed with the likes of Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Carl Allen, Bill Watrous and Gary Bartz to name but a few. Mat brings his voice to this musical enterprise

Andrew Swann was destined to playing drums at birth. His father is Rex Swann and he started young Andrew on drums as soon as Andrew could hold the sticks. Fast forward decades later, Andrew is an eclectic drummer with boundless talent. He is blessed with a sense of humour that makes him a true entertainer. As part of the rhythm section with Salvador on percussions and Phil Rex on bass, you will be dancing in your chair, guaranteed.

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