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505 Sunday Sessions: Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters (album launch)

  • Venue 505 280 Cleveland Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

‘New’ Jazz is not a predictable beast, it doesn’t always resonate sonically like the ‘old’ yet still holds the deepest essence of the musical form. 505 in conjunction with The City Of Sydney and KAWAI presents some of the most exciting sounds in our city boasting the freshest talent reinvigorating the genre.

Coursed Waters is an improvising quartet led by saxophonist & composer Sam Gill. A cross-city collaboration, the band features Melbourne-based drummer James McLean alongside Sydney’s Novak Manojlovic on piano and Jacques Emery on bass.

Their 505 set will celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Many Altered Returns’, coming out in April on Earshift Music. Recorded in Melbourne in late 2018, the album’s six tracks feature expanses of open improvisation within provocative multi-sectional compositions, moving between moments of extreme density through to whispering calm.

The band will be playing all of the music from the album as well as a few new tunes appearing for the first time. Copies of the album will be available on the night, featuring beautiful artworks by Tina Stefanou.

Come down for a night of energetic, rhythmically-charged improvised music!

Sam Gill – alto saxophone
Novak Manojlovic – piano
Jacques Emery – double bass
James McLean – drums

SHOW is one set at 7pm

$10 at the door (supported by the City of Sydney and Kawai)


Earlier Event: April 28