The recording was held at the James Dolan Recording Studio New York University (NYU) and engineered by Paul Wickliffe who is a leading figure in the NY recording scene and released through Jazzhead Records.
“The idea of recording my own CD in New York was conceived in early 2013, but has been an aspiration since my early formative years of playing music. Over the last 30 years of my professional playing life, I had enjoyed developing artistic relationships with fantastic local musicians resulting in many CD recordings and performances nationally and Internationally, but I felt it was now time to collaborate with international artists that would further develop my creative scope outside ‘my village’, and a deeper understanding of music in a global sense of music-making.
The recording came to fruition with the help of Dave Schroeder (director of Jazz at NYU), who organised the recording studio engineer (Paul Wickliffe) and introduced me to brilliant New York jazz pianist Kenny Werner. Kenny and I discussed the rhythm section needed for the recording and suggested musicians that he had a strong rapport with: Johannes Weidenmueller and Richie Barshay – an empathy that is evident in this recording. The repertoire selected is a combination of Kenny Werner’s and my compositions and a beautiful tune composed by Paul Grabowsky.” – Rob Burke
Rob Burke – Tenor Sax
Kenny Werner – Piano
Richie Barshay – Drums/Percussion
Johannes Weidenmueller – Bass
The recording is supported by:
- Australia Council
- Monash Arts Faculty Grants
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