Tue, 21 June|
Grand Hotel Newcastle
Mathew Ottignon – Saxophone; Greg Coffin – Piano: Dr. Michael Galeazzi – Bass & Bandleader; Mike Quigley – Drums
Time & Location
21 June 2022, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Grand Hotel Newcastle, 32 Church Street, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
About the Event
Bandleader and bassist Michael Galeazzi formed the Java Quartet in 1994. Using the modal jazz styling of Miles Davis and John Coltrane as a starting point in the mid 1990s', the group has defined its own ambience through eight albums, focusing upon ensemble improvisation to manifest their sound. At once driving, trance-like and reflective, The Java Quartet establishes their own corner of sonic territory.
"The Java Quartet is well schooled in the Jazz tradition and has built on those concepts in presenting music with dash and a contemporary flair… These Aussies seem to have something brewing". Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine, New York.
On the local front they have played at every major jazz venue and festival in the country. The Java Quartet has been recorded in concert several times by the national broadcaster (ABC radio) and are critically recognised as at the forefront of the contemporary Australian music scene.
2022 sees the release of the Java Quartet's eighth album. Before Now After is a meditation upon time, a sonic homage to the evolutionary arc. Just as the coastline is shaped by tidal forces shifting the delicate balance of ocean and sand, The Java Quartet have sculpted a long form tryptic work from a singular cove.
Mathew Ottignon – Saxophone
Greg Coffin – Piano
Dr. Michael Galeazzi – Bass & Bandleader
Mike Quigley – Drums
Must show members or concession card on entry