The first joint Perth Jazz Society and JAZZWA compilation CD of original jazz music by West Australian artists, entitled Here & Now, and recorded with the support of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, is now on sale and can be purchased from the Perth Jazz Society or from JAZZWA.

It will soon also be available through selected outlets in WA as well as online through Birdland in Sydney.

The recording and mixing was carried out at WAAPA in late November 2003, by Robert Sazdov-Maxim, and mastered by James Hewgill. The CD features 11 new original tracks by Graham Wood, Speedball, James Flynn, Grant Windsor, Troy Roberts, Ray Walker & Helen Matthews, Graeme Blevins Trio, Glyn MacDonald Trio, Frames of Minds, Libby Hammer and the Tom O’Halloran Trio.

The album features 22 of our finest musicians and the CD listing is as follows:

1. Graham Wood Quartet New Castles In The West [Wood]
2. Speedball Woe Giddy [Mackey]
3. James Flynn & Tom O’Halloran Picture Paradise [Flynn/O’Halloran]
4. Grant Windsor Trio Return To You [Windsor]
5. Troy Roberts Sextet Up To No Good [Roberts]
6. Ray Walker & Helen Matthews Gentle Folk [Walker/Matthews]
7. Graeme Blevins Trio 9228 [Blevins]
8. Glyn MacDonald Trio The Golden City [MacDonald]
9. Frames of Minds Prisms [Jeavons]
10. Libby Hammer & Friends Dreaming of Love [Hammer]
11. Tom O’Halloran Trio Gonzalo’s Rubik’s Cube [O’Halloran]

Total playing time: 71:31

Support Western Australian Jazz and pick up your copy now!

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