Supported by Great Southern Nights: Evans / Robson Quartet – Thursday, 12th of May 2022:
This collaboration features renowned saxophonists Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson in a dynamic ensemble rich with energy, passion, groove, spontaneity, and imagination. Completing the stellar line-up are the sensational bass player Brett Hirst and brilliant drummer Hamish Stuart. The project features compositions by Evans and Robson that explore a wide range of contemporary jazz, improvised music, and intercultural connections
Evans’ powerful tenor sound and soaring soprano melodies combined with Robson’s great sense of groove and an uncanny instinct for melodic lyricism create a beautiful and engaging musical dialogue. One of Australia’s most accomplished rhythm sections generates a joyous improvised space that can be deep, driving, fun-filled, or tender. The collective result is transcendental music to uplift the soul for 2022.
The collective history of these four musicians spans some of the most celebrated jazz groups Australia has produced: Robson (Orszaczky/Mike Nock/James Greening/Ten Part Invention/Mara) Evans (Women and Children First/Clarion Fracture Zone/The catholics/Ten Part Invention/Mara/austraLYSIS) Stuart (The catholics/Orszaczky/Barney McAll/VinceJones/Phil Treloar), Hirst (Mike Nock/Mark Isaacs/Lior/Phil Slater/Katie Noonan/Vince Jones).
Press about previous projects by the leaders:
“This [Sandy Evans Trio] is world-class contemporary music performed by some of the very best exponents in this country”
– John McBeath, Adelaide Advertiser.
“…This saxophonist [Evans] surely ranks as one of the best contemporary jazz composers/musicians anywhere.”
– Ian Patterson, allaboutjazz.com
“Robson brought to the music passion and a prodigious technique tempered by lyricism and good taste.”
– Eric Myers, The Australian
Andrew Robson photographed by Natalie Boog.
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