McJad Goes Organic / Keith Hounslow and Tony Gould
TWO DISCS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
Those who knew the Melbourne jazz scene back in the 1970s would fondly remember McJad, the free improvising duo of trumpeter Keith Hounslow and pianist Tony Gould. Although they only have performed occasionally since, they have never lost the interest in performing music together. Indeed, it was the passing of the New Millinneium that spurred Keith to propose a new "organic" sound for the duo: that Tony Gould forsake the piano for the pipe organ, an instrument for which he avowed great respect but little familiarity.
The pipe organ in the chapel of the University of Melbourne's Ormond College served as the recording studio. The duo's singular symbiosis is conspicuous throughout the recording session particularly in their creation of the McJad Chronicles, the title given by Keith to the assembled and edited improvisations that gives the music a total compositional entity.
Of particular interest to collectors is the bonus CD which features remastered re-issues of the TWO original McJad LPs which have not been available since the early 1980s: Introducing McJad and McJad Miniatures, plus the original liner notes.
With a comprehensive historical booklet with footage from both the original 1970s and new recording sessions, McJad Goes Organic is a true collector's item. Not to be missed!
The McJad Chronicles (Hounslow/Gould)
Basin Street Blues (Williams)
Old Folks (Hill/Robison)
In the wee small hours of the morning (Mann/Hilliard)
DISC TWO (bonus)
Blues for Rex Mk II
Miniature Suite No. 1
Miniature Suite No. 2
Mote ze Harbinger
Tittle for tattle
Press Quotes“Keith Hounslow and Tony Gould have been an inspiration to Australian jazz for generations already. I value releases like this in the same way as I would a Fred Williams or Brett Whiteley painting in terms of their cultural significance to Australia.”
— Dale Barlow Music Forum“Gould harnesses with sublime touch the textures and tones available to him on the chapel organ, providing a perfect foil for Hounslow's horns...spontaneously improvised by master musicians blurring the line between hard-eared telepathy and composition. . . . Best of All, Hounslow's long jazz history is on full display. It is startling and joyful to hear such inspired spontaneous music. . . Keith Hounslow is one of the great stylists of jazz. . .”
— Kenny Weir, Sunday Herald Sun“of interest to those who have not heard McJad and to collectors of historical value. Particularly poignant too because it marks the retirement from performance by Keith Hounslow, a trumpeter of rare talent.”
— Ian Neil, former ABC Radio presenter
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