Acoustic Wonderland Band coming to town09-Mar-2018 Guitar master Guy Strazz and brilliant pianist Matt McMahon reunite following their previously AIR nominated jazz release ”2@1” and the Jazz APRA awarded “Mandela”. They are joined by bassist Craig Scott and drummer Dave Goodman who have graced the stages with musicians such Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Mark Isaacs, and Matt Keegan.
The Acoustic Wonderland Band (AWB) continues the melding of jazz, Afro-Latin music, and South Indian classical music; an approach previously established by leader Guy Strazz on his CD Calcutta Express (Indie Acoustic Project nomination USA), and “Eastern Blues” (CD of the Week – The Planet ABC).
AWB plays music rich with melody and rhythm. There are seemingly simple harmonies leaning towards folk-rock music in new tunes such as the emotive Taj Mahal as well as a South Indian influenced arrangement of Miles Davis’ “All Blues”, and the fire and joy of tunes such as Afro Bouban and a revisit of the Riddle – a milestone composition in Australian acoustic jazz fusion (ABC Jazz).
“So completely are the component parts integrated, providing the players with unique rhythmic and melodic fields upon which to unleash their improvising skills”.
[John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald]
Join the exciting Acoustic Wonderland Band for their Central Coast premier appearance and be part of this fantastic musical journey! Saturday 7 April 8pm, Robert Knox Hall, Gosford. More info ...
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