Julien Wilson

Saxophonist

Live Reviews – May/June 2014

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Live Reviews – May/June 2014

Julien Wilson Quartet review: Tenor sax proves he’s up there with the greats June 15, 2014 – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Springwood Presbyterian Hall, June 14 The tenor saxophone is so deeply embedded in jazz that the sound of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster or John Coltrane is like the music’s conscience. The recent rush of international artists...

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The year’s most exhilarating night of music

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Barney McAll review: The year’s most exhilarating night of music July 26, 2015 – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Reviewer rating: 4.5*s Barney McAll’s ASIO 505, July 25 Duke Ellington wrote compositions with specific members of his magnificent orchestra in mind and Thelonious Monk wrote to suit his singular approach to the piano. Given that the jazz composer’s job is to...

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Julien Wilson Quartet @ Stonnington Jazz Festival 2015

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Stonnington Jazz Festival: double bill a soulful celebration May 17, 2015 – Jessica Nicholas, The Age JULIEN WILSON QUARTET / KRISTIN BERARDI & JAMES SHERLOCK – 4 stars Malvern Town Hall, May 16 This time last year, saxophonist Julien Wilson scored a hat trick at the Bell Awards when his quartet album This is Always took first place in three different categories. The album is,...

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Birdland Records Top 30 – 2014

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‘Swailing’ and ‘This is Always’ both made it in to the 2014 Best Sellers List at #8! & #2!!, along with Jonathan Zwartz’s ‘The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air’ at #3. Incredibly exciting news considering the record label was launched less than a year ago. Birdland Top30...

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Albums now available

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Albums now available

Julien Wilson Trio – Swailing (lionsharecords) Buy Overdue follow up to Trio-Live & while you were sleeping Recorded by Niko Schauble. Mixed and Mastered by Lachlan Carrick. Available as cardboard gatefold CD package and 96k/24bit digital download. Official 2014 CD Launch Tour Dates Julien Wilson – This is Always (lionsharecords) Buy Ballads album featuring Barney McAll, Jonathan...

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Swailing Review – Jazzwise

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Swailing Review – Jazzwise

Julien Wilson Trio
 Swailing
 lionsharecords LSR 20142 ★★★ Julien Wilson (ts, b cl, ss), Stephen Magnusson (g), Steve Grant (acc) Swailing is a very Australian concept, a controlled burn of the bush aimed at promoting regrowth. In spite of the title, the music on this CD has a very European feel, at times reminiscent of an ECM recording, no doubt as a consequence of the unusual composition of...

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