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.
Conn Victor trombone
King Silver flair trumpet
paul reed Smith guitar
Yet again I'm entirely surprised by the talent that's gone to waste by various labels over the years, with one here by the name of Stephen Ewart, who has a quite surprising recording history behind him including none other than Paul Kelly & The Dots & Jo Jo Zep to his credit.
Now, Stephen has put his considerable talents to releasing a 5 track e.p. titled What It Is, a very cruisy CD packed with a cool bunch of jazz sounds & funky instrumental backings to go along with the rather relaxed atmosphere of the vocals.
Although all the tracks here will impress anyone who hears them, my favourite turned out to be the closing track Today's Blues, which runs out to nearly 7 minutes & is a killer track that's sort of described as 'semi-acid jazz', though as the title indicates, it has quite a large slice of blues to it.
The opening track Tell Me is another very interesting song that sets the scene for the rest of the e.p., running along similar lines as the closing number while having a little more vibe to the sound