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Monash Sessions: Tony Gould & Mike Nock

by Tony Gould & Mike Nock

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Jazz pianists Tony Gould and Mike Nock are both considered leading ‘voices’ in the Australian jazz scene. This project focusses on the mentoring of young jazz musicians and is part of the ongoing series (The Monash Sessions) of recordings presented by the premier jazz institution in Australia: The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music - Monash University.

    Gould and Nock bring a jazz legacy to this recording that makes this CD an important documentation of Australian jazz in the 21st century.

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Indifference 07:53
Transitions 06:59
Reflections 04:48
Natal Lagal 06:54
Lamp is Low 07:38
Palhaco 08:00
Duality 02:16


Two of Australia's most applauded jazz and improvising pianists joined with the cream of Melbourne's young jazz talent to release the newest offering from the acclaimed Monash Sessions.

Both multi award-winning international artists in their own right, Mike Nock and Tony Gould have joined their incredible forces with the power of a full ensemble of wonderful young musicians from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.

Mike Nock's career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as one of the most important voices in Australian modern music. Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world's top jazz artists. His compositions include orchestral music, woodwind / percussion ensembles, electronic / choral works etc., and have been recorded and performed by a range of jazz and non-jazz performers. Attracting many awards and honours over his lengthy career in 2014 he was awarded the Don Banks Music Award, the most valuable individual music award in Australia. In 2009 he was inducted into the Bell Awards Australian Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2003 presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

Passing through several periods of music in the last 50 years, Tony Gould has developed his own distinctive style which insists on the primacy of melodic material, the complex and glorious world of harmony and of playing things differently each and every time. He is an influential teacher, though not always in the most traditional sense, preferring to lead by example rather than to stand and lecture and as such has inspired many students who have then gone on to their own influential paths. He is himself influenced by many musicians past and present and other creative beings such as Rosalie Gascoigne, Stravinsky, Robert Hughes and Jackson Pollock.

These 2 giants of Australian Jazz are joined by renowned musicians and staff of the School of Music: Rob Burke (Sax); Jordan Murray (Trombone) and Paul Williamson (trumpet) along with jazz students from the school.


released August 31, 2016


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