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Mary Rapp Album Launch and Gary & James Daley | Winter Jazz

  • Seymour Centre Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St Chippendale, NSW, 2008 Australia (map)

Sydney Improvised Music Association's 2019 Jazz: NOW Winter Season presents:
Mary Rapp Album Launch and Gary & James Daley

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Mary Rapp: By ONe of thE night Album Launch

Inspired by Pansori singer II Dong Bae’s performance with Simon Barker in 2013, bassist/celloist and vocalist Mary Rapp spent countless hours with Barker and II Dong Bae, clapping rhythms in Australia and in Dong Bae’s native Korea, exploring the possibilities of this joyful music which seemed both ancient and new.

Their wisdom and generosity have guided Rapp in developing her own improvisational language. The first example of this language can be seen in the launch of her album By ONe of thE night featuring the seminal pairing of Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker and promising a display of no holds barred improvisation. Together, the trio create hypnotic, dream-like soundscapes as a platform for Rapp’s visceral and emotive voice.

Mary Rapp (cello/vocals), Carl Dewhurst (guitar/pedals), Simon Barker (drums/cymbals)

SUPPORT: James and Gary Daley
Accordion and Mandolin duo, Gary and James Daley are renowned musicians who happen to be father and son. Gary, composer, pianist and accordionist, has been a staple on the Sydney music scene for decades touring, recording and performing with a plethora of artists. James, Mandolin, is well known to Sydney audiences from appearances with Diamond Duck and critically acclaimed bluegrass band, The Morrisons. Together they perform a most unusual hybrid of classical, folk and improvisation. An exotic combination of instruments exploring the music of Bartok, Beethoven, Bach and Italian folk song.

James Daley (mandolin), Gary Daley (accordion/piano)