Alister Spence Quartet featuring Raymond McDonald (UK)
Alister Spence’s thoughtful and fruitful musical rapport with Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year and saxophonist Raymond MacDonald see them perform music from their 2011 release Stepping Out of the Shadows. Alister Spence is recognised as one of the most creative and original contemporary pianist / composers in Australia. His wide-ranging talents have led to performances with many musicians across the contemporary music spectrum including Ed Kuepper and the Laughing Clowns, Paul Capsis and the Australian Art Orchestra. In recent years, he has devoted his energy to writing and performing with his trio - the Alister Spence Trio - with Lloyd Swanton (the Necks) on double bass and Toby Hall (Mike Nock Trio) on drums and glockenspiel. This celebrated group has recorded 4 CDs of Alister's original music: Three is a Circle in 2000 (released in Japan in January 2003, on the Earth Spirit Label), Flux in 2003, Mercury in 2006 and fit in 2009, all on Rufus Records, distributed in Australia by Universal Music.
Raymond MacDonald is a saxophonist and composer who has released over 50 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide. He has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations and much of his work explores the boundaries and ambiguities between what is conventionally seen as improvisation and composition.
Performers: Alister Spence (piano) Raymond MacDonald (alto sax) Lloyd Swanton (bass) Toby Hall (drums)
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