Nick Tsiavos is a bassist and composer whose work operates at the intersections of a number of cultural boundaries: from 8th century chant to contemporary minimalism, from church to pub to concert hall. His CD of solo bass compositions, all that is solid melts into air , combines elements of minimalism while being strongly reminiscent of mediaeval music. Dreamy and unsettling by turns, this a modern music informed by a rich knowledge of music history. "These bare, yet lush pieces let the emotions soar - the use of a single instrument creates an unparalleled immediacy and closeness. This is music that speaks very directly to the soul." - Andrew Hollo, Hybrid, 3PBS FM
Stylish jazz from Australian singer Rebecca Rennie with band FREYjA. This siren's velvet voice & folk/latin/lounge style has transported audiences across the world - London, Japan, Montreux (Festival 2000, Switzerland), Rome & New York. "The Siren's Odyssey is a rich album, with some great tunes and
diverse arrangements that really work.Rennie's vocal delivery shows a
wider range and more presence than her previous album. A pleasure to listen to." Oonagh Sherrard 2005.
Misinterprotato - Now For the Free Order Number - new31262
The music of Misinterprotato is composed completely by the trio, full of clarity and space with strong melodies and surprising contrasts from one moment to the next. A distinct and strong aesthetic based on the band's appreciation of contemporary European jazz such as Bobo Stenson Trio, Tord Gustavsen and Esbjorn Svennson Trio is evident in Misinterprotato. However, while Foran's compositions frequently explore dense harmony and odd time signatures Misinterprotato also enjoy the freedom of groove and vamp based interaction and "Minimalist' style free improvisation and compositional techniques.