Jonathan Cooper Quintet: Album Launch
Saxophonist Jonathan Cooper launches his debut album 'Cruel Sea' at the Jazzlab.
Meditative, cerebral, fiery and spiritual, ‘Cruel Sea’ strives to encapsulate the raw power of the natural world through blistering solo improvisations and seamless group cohesion.
The latest work from the Melbourne based saxophonist explores modal jazz, French Impressionism, fusion and the avant-garde to create modern Australian jazz at its most exciting. ‘Cruel Sea’ seamlessly melds sophisticated composed elements with powerful group improvisations to construct a soundscape that obscures the boundaries between the known and unknown.
An active member of the new generation of Australian jazz musicians, Jonathan has performed with such international jazz luminaries as Carla Bley, Tomasz Stanko, Eddie Palmieri, and also with homegrown Australian musicians Paul Grabowsky, Barney McCall and Mike Nock.
Harry Tinney - guitar
Angus Radley - bass
Patrick Earl-Danao - drums
Matt Steele - piano
Jonathan Cooper - saxophone
And special guest Merinda Dias-Jayashina - vocals
|Doors Open||12 Jul 2019 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||12 Jul 2019 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||12 Jul 2019 7:30 pm|