Thursday, 18 August 2016 23:39

Scattered (and James McLean)

Scattered Quintet - Sam Gill Scattered Quintet - Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a young local saxophone player.  The type we like.  He's played freaky post-jazz with The Splinter Orchestra, sparse improv with Simon Barker, and new sydney jazz with his own ensembles. To Colbourne Ave he brings Scattered, a sax-led quintet mostly made up of reeds (with accordion as the keyboard reed, and Julia as the string Reid (that was funny before Julia couldn't make the gig)).

Read some of this thoughts on some of his influences here : 

James McLean will be opening with a solo percussion set.  James has just been awarded the 2016 Friedman Jazz Fellowship Prize, making him the first drummer ever to take the prize.