John McAll's Black Money CD Launch
- Date: Sunday, 14 June 2009, 4pm
- Venue: Bennetts Lane Jazz Club — 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: $15/$12 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 438 849
An inaugural graduate of the V.C.A.s Jazz Course, pianist and composer John McAll has been in- demand as a musician and Musical Director for over two decades.
His great versatility has seen him working with a diverse range of artists including Ross Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon ,Brian Abrahams, Renee Geyer, POAO, Nichaud Fitzgibbon,The B# bigband, and Nina Ferro, as well as playing international concert stages with The David Chesworth Ensemble. As elder brother of pianist Barney McAll, John has been a vital influence in the development of Barneys talent. With a featured role in over 40 albums this is the elder McAlls first foray into the bandleader/composer role.
The CD Black Money was recorded in New York in August 2007 at Tony Bennetts own Studio by Dave Kowalski. Players include Tommy Igoe (M.D. of the Birdland Bigband), Matt Clohesy, Curtis Fowlkes, and Tiger Rex on the New York Session, with Jordan Murray and Adam Simmons added on the Melbourne overdub session. For this launch, the line-up features David Rex (alto sax), Adam Simmons (tenor and baritone sax), Jordan Murray (trombone), Philip Rex (acoustic bass) and David Jones (drums).
- Jazz/improvisation by John McAll
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