Monash Sessions: Collaborations
Label: Monash Sessions (Monash University)
1. Pittance (Alessi); 2. Yoda (Oh); 3. Lady Geri (Keller); 4. Lap Nap (Alessi); 5. Drums Across the Ganges (Evans); 6. Jada (Bob Carleton); 7. Izanagi Izanami (Nguyen Le); 8. Deeper Than Happy (Oh); 9. Melee (Alessi); 10. Moving On (Bailey); 11. Pluridimensional (Monder); 12. Gee Whiz (Bailey); 13. O.K Chorale (Monder).
Additional Personnel / Information
1. Pittance (Alessi) Trumpet: Ralph Alessi Bass: Max Bruten Drum kit: Ben Ingvarson-Favretto Piano: Jason Lambrou Guitar: Taylor Brown Trombone: Callum Mintzis Alto Saxophone: Nicholas Fruewirth Tenor Saxophone: Jaaz Tobias-Quigley Vocal: Sylvie Evans 2. Yoda (Oh) Bass: Linda May Han Oh Drum kit: Rory Wilson Piano: Oliver Rolfe Guitar: Harry Tinney Trumpet: Jerry Li Trombone: Lachlan Smith Tenor Saxophone: Jared Becker Alto Saxophone: Michael Kellett Vocal: Olivia Chamoun 3. Lady Geri (Keller) Piano: Andrea Keller Drums: Bryce Zelno Bass: Jonah Grant Tenor Saxophone: Jonathan Copper Trombone: Luke Dema Trumpet: Felix Meredith Guitar: Thomas Kindermann Piano: Oliver Rolfe 4. Lap Nap (Alessi) Trumpet: Ralph Alessi Bass: Ben Cox Drum Kit: Kieran Rule Piano: Stuart McCowan Guitar: Sam Cooper Trombone: Jack Doherty-Brown Tenor Saxophone: Tom Edwards Vocal: Ella Zagroon 5. Drums Across the Ganges (Evans) Tenor Saxophone: Sandy Evans (solo) Drums: Caitlin Thomas Drums: Conor Anderson Vague (solo) Bass: Patrick Fitzgerald Piano: Stuart McCowan (solo) Trombone: Josh Bennier Alto Saxophone: Zac O’Connell Tenor Saxophone (+flute): Justin Foster Tenor Saxophone: Andre Lew Trumpet: Matt Todd Trumpet: Felix Meredith 6. Jada (Bob Carleton) Piano: Judy Bailey 7. Izanagi Izanami (Nguyen Le) Guitar: Ben Monder (solo) Guitar: Daniel Waddingham Percussion: James Pacholli Percussion: Josh Albert Drums: Paschal Lee Tenor Saxophone: Inoke Veamatahau Alto Saxophone: Cole Vincent Trombone: Annie Pirotta Piano: Callum Watson Voice: Isobelle Caldwell Electric Bass: George Borthwick 8. Deeper Than Happy (Oh) Bass: Linda May Han Oh Drum kit: Jordan Pereira Piano: Ryley Duncan Guitar: Thomas Kinderman Trombone: Callum Mintzis Tenor Saxophone: Jonathan Cooper Alto Saxophone: Josh Thompson Vocal: Amelia Evans 9. Melee (Alessi) Trumpet: Ralph Alessi Bass: Sam Watts Drum Kit: Paschal Lee Piano: Ryley Duncan Guitar: Ben Harrison Alto Saxophone: Imre Scicluna Tenor Saxophone: Mitchell Hand Flute: Yael Zamir Vocal: Brittany Hay 10. Moving On (Bailey) Vocal: Rosemary Bassett Trumpet: Ash Ballat Tenor Saxophone: Tom Edwards Trombone: Callum Mintzis Guitar: Sam Bulowski Bass: Sam Watts Drums: Jordan Periera 11. Pluridimensional (Monder) Guitar: Ben Monder 12. Gee Whiz (Bailey) Alto Saxophone 1: Thomas Bell Alto Saxophone 2: Imre Scicluna Tenor Saxophone 1: Sam Ondaatje Tenor Saxophone 2: Angus Davison Baritone Saxophone: Alexandra Tan Trombone 1: Michael Pehm Trombone 2: Callum Mintzis Trombone 3: Lachlan Smith Bass trombone: Jack Doherty-Brown Trumpet 1: Sebastian Calderon Trumpet 2: Tobias Bottral Trumpet 3: Mathew Trigge Trumpet 4: Liam Shorter Piano: Patrick Barton-Grace Bass: Timothy Hannan Guitar: Ji Koelewyn Drums: Rory Hannan 13. O.K Chorale (Monder) Guitar: Ben Monder Double Bass: Angus Radley Drums: Lachlan Wyatt Tenor Saxophone: Brennan Hamilton-smith Trombone: Joshua Bennier Piano: Kade Brown Violin: Esther Henderson
The Monash Sessions is an ongoing series of albums curated by jazz staff at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, featuring acclaimed artists alongside Monash School of Music staff and students. Artists in this series of releases include Hermeto Pascoal, Linda May Han Oh, Kenny Werner, Sandy Evans, Ralph Alessi, Judy Bailey, Ben Monder, Kate Ceberano, Mike Nock, Andrea Keller, Vince Jones, and Tony Gould. This compilation features tracks from five recent Monash Sessions recordings produced between 2016-2019 by the Jazz team at Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. Featuring the unique, innovative, and celebrated jazz musicians and composers Linda May Han Oh (AUS), Ralph Alessi (USA), Judy Bailey (AUS), Sandy Evans (AUS), Ben Monder (USA), Andrea Keller (AUS), alongside jazz students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. These recordings enabled students the privilege and rare opportunity to rehearse, perform and record the compositions alongside the composers. This unique student experience is a key pedagogical approach within the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, with established artists mentoring the emerging generation of jazz musicians. Special thanks to Ralph Alessi, Judy Bailey, Sandy Evans, Andrea Keller, Ben Monder and Linda May Han Oh for their inspiration, generous time and energy on this project. Thank you to Ben Grayson and Daniel Tan for the quality and timely nature of their work. Thanks to Monash staff Julien Wilson, Barney McAll, Sam Evans and Stephen Magnusson for their work arranging and rehearsing the music with their ensembles. Thanks to Travis Woods and Susy Cirina at Implant Media. Thanks to Holly Norman and Megan Burslem for their assistance with publicity and promotion. And of course, thanks to the Monash University student performers for their creativity and professionalism. The tracks featured on this compilation are derived from the following albums (Available on Bandcamp): - Linda May Han Oh: Monash Sessions - Ralph Alessi: Monash Sessions - Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller: Monash Sessions - Ben Monder: Monash Sessions - Judy Bailey: Monash Sessions https://monashschoolofmusic.bandcamp.com/album/monash-sessions-collaborations-2
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