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Nick Haywood Quartet presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co-op


Haywood, N, Nick Haywood Quartet presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co-op, Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, Bennetts Lane Jaz Club, Melbourne, Australia, 2013 (2014) [Performance]

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Bassist Nick Haywood initially formed this quartet, featuring Colin Hopkins (piano), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) and Allan Browne (drums), four years ago, as part of his PhD research. Relatively simple tunes are used as catalysts for spontaneous collaborative improvisations, with the complexity in the music developing from interaction and musical connectedness between the performers. The quartet's debut CD 1234 was the recipient of the Australian Jazz Bell Award for 'Best Contemporary Jazz Album' in 2012. The Quartet also received a 2012 APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz. The performance will feature Haywood's compositions as well as tunes by Ornette Coleman, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Webb, all of which appear on the CD. "Many tunes here, including originals, are actually quite simple but what this band does is layer them with complexity. Their gift is that rare ability. It's the capacity to draw listeners in and take them on a journey". - Leon Gettler, The Age

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Item Type:Performance
Keywords:Nick Haywood, Colin Hopkins, Stephen Magnusson, Allan Browne, Melbourne Jazz Co-op
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Haywood, N (Dr Nick Haywood)
ID Code:95338
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-09-30
Last Modified:2017-11-16

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