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Format: CD
Release date: 23.03.2010
Genre: Jazz

CHIBA is the debut recording for Sydney saxophonist Jeremy Rose. Recorded in Oslo, Norway, the project was formed with members he met during his studies at the Norwegian Music Academy. The band features Jeremy alongside guitarist Kim Johannesen, bassist Adrian Myhr and Australian drummer Alex Masso. Saxophonist Jeremy Rose has been described by veteran pianist Mike Nock as ‘one of Sydney’s most outstanding bandleaders and composers,’ and was awarded the 2009 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year. His extensive travels have included regular visits to New York, Tokyo, London as well as attending the 2009 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. The music is indicative of Rose’s broad influences and experiences, drawing on the lyricism of Bill Frisell and the harmonic language of Wayne Shorter. His melodic compositions create a broad palette of innovative sounds and ideas that invite the players to a common meeting point.

Jeremy Rose - Chiba

    1. The Blessing
    2. Hooray For Fish!
    3. Digression
    4. Oslo Solo
    5. Avant-Garden
    6. I Saw Blue Then White
    7. The Phoenix
    8. Chiba

    Jeremy Rose - alto saxophone
    Kim Johannesen - guitar
    Adrian Myhr - bass
    Alex Masso - drums

    “Rose has assembled a group of players perfectly capable of understanding and interpreting these elegant works.”

    “This latest recording demonstrates Rose at his best and perhaps marks a watershed moment in his composing and jazz career…. his writing is melodious, textured and considered.”

    “I have always been intrigued, amazed, challenged and – to be frank – totally gassed by his restless artistic nature and his consistently questing music, both as a composer and as a soloist… it is a delight to hear Rose back in the arms of (almost) straight-ahead Jazz – an added delight is to hear him rocking so sweet and heavy in those arms.”

    “The forms here quite often depart in original ways… and the jazz focus allows perhaps more licence for some high virtuosity.”

    "The expansive title track has skipping propulsion without ever seeming to burn any energy, and its melody and subsequent improvising dance across this propulsion without ever touching the ground."
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