Born: December 10, 1957 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Stephen has played music professionally for the past 30 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Australian music legends Paul Kelly, Jo Jo Zep and Kids in the Kitchen.
Stephen has recorded, produced and released two solo albums with David Williams - What It Is and Tell Me.
A fantastically laid back release from Stephen Ewart, the second he's sent to hEARd if my memory serves me well, a Melbourne based musician, whose influences run through a number of styles, but the majority of this album leans heavily on the lighter side of jazz, with some immensely satisfying trumpet performance & some equally outstanding vocals as well. This album is the equal of that fabulous last release too. Stephen's credits include time with Paul Kelly & The Dots, Jo Jo Zep & others & the time spent with those bands has obviously shaped his musical abilities as evidenced by this album, accompanied by David Williams & Ray Pereira. The opening track is the title number Tell Me & tells the tale of what's to come later on the album, with some great tracks like What It Is, Rosie's Blues & Sky Clearing, though the most stunning moment here is the quite startling instrumental called Stumped, a song that makes you just close your eyes & listen. With talent like this, it';s a wonder no label has snapped him up, but even if there's no further releases by him, Stephen Ewart has certainly given us a memorable effort.
Tracks: Tell Me;Modern Living;Today's Blues; Sky Clearing;Rays Groove;What It Is;19th street;Illusion; Rosies Blues;How Can I help You; Stumped; Nanoland.
Personnel: Stephen Ewart: Vocals, trombone,trumpet,guitar,bass,keys. Ray Pereira:Percussion
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