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Hey everyone,

Last night I went and checked out Jazzgroove at the new venue for 505. It is a really great room and the upcoming programme of music is outstanding. I recommend everyone to get down there soon!

I bought a video camera on the weekend and tried it out last night. I hope to get videos up every week.

This clip is of James Loughnan with The Doig Collective last night. I thought he played a wicked solo and wanted to share it with you.

Later

Eamon
P.S There’s some great gigs happening this week – James Muller’s Quartet tonight @ The Basement and Mike Nock Friday Night @ The Soundlounge

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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let you know about some other great blog sites that are around at the moment. These are ones I’ve discovered recently and would recommend you check out as they are a really great read.

Marc Hannaford (Melbourne pianist)

Do The Math (Ethan Iverson of Bad Plus Fame)

Jason Palmers Weblog (Slammin’ Boston Based Trumpeter)

Greenleaf Music (Dave Douglas’ blog plus Kneebody and others)

Later Eamon

Current Reading – Downbeat Magazines 75th Anniversary “Top interviews over the last 75 years”

Current Listening: Bobby Timmons Live at the Village Vanguard

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Thanks to everyone who came down and supported The Dilworths set at the Jazzgroove Festival last night. Thanks to Carl Morgan or filling in – you smoked it!  It was such a great crowd and a big turn out for all the bands that night. I couldn’t stay around but heard that Elana Stone’s Band rocked the house.

For those that missed it, there was a marching band on Saturday arvo marching down Foveaux St drawing people out of the shop fronts in a wicked New Orleans style jam. It was so great and inspiring to see so many of the top sydney musicians that I’ve grown up admiring to be getting together jamming to promote the festival.

I’ll be heading down tonight to check out Gerard Masters, the Waples Brothers and the Vampires. I’m sure the Mothership will be a smokin’ gig too.

Big shout out to the Jazzgroove Association, but in particular Mat Ottignon and John Hibbard for the great efforts they went to make it such a successful festival. Hopes high that it happens again next year.

-Eamon

Current Reading: Richard Dawkins – Evidence for Evolution
Current Listening: Terence Blanchard – Choices; Check out his “webisodes’ on youtube, “Evolving” in particular episode 3 discussing the bands approach to playing.

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THIS self-titled debut album by a youthful quintet of students and ex-students from the Sydney Conservatorium is led by trumpeter Eamon Dilworth, who composed all but one of the seven tracks.

Although all members are in their 20s, they’ve had extensive local and overseas playing experience. Joining Dilworth in the front line is saxophonist Karl Laskowski, an amazing player who performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall at the age of 17.

The compositions are varied in style and reveal an exceptional level of ability, from the atonal car horn opening and eastern modality of Lettin’ Loose, to the soul-infused, relaxed Latino feel of Satura. Hugh Barrett’s piano is unobtrusively important in ensemble passages and contributes thoughtful, moving solos expertly crafted, as in Grim Hell, where he introduces Alex Boneham’s sturdily melodic acoustic bass, followed by a rapid-fire drum solo from Cameron Reid.

Laskowski by Nature is a swinging post-bop piece featuring Dilworth’s trumpet flaring brightly before the tenor sax’s galvanising lift-off in rocket trajectory. A subdued, but insistent piano riff steps through Lili Song, with the trumpet gradually developing the soothing theme, ahead of an offbeat transformation into a funky finale. The talent-packed Dilworths are a band to watch out for; their appealing compositions and articulate performances cannot be ignored.
John McBeath (Weekend Australian 2010)

For the original online article follow the link below:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/this-weeks-cds/story-e6frg8po-1225818787847

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Just wanted to let you know that The Dilworths will be performing at the Jazzgroove futures festival on Saturday the 16th January 8pm at the Excelsior Hotel in Surry Hills.

Carl Morgan will be filling in on Guitar for Hugh Barrett whose away with The Beautiful Girls

Below is the write up from the program

8pm THE DILWORTHS

These young guys are Jazzgroove Records latest release and perhaps the next big thing. The Dilworths find the perfect balance of modern day Jazz influences, lending from American and European traditions while embracing the raw earthiness of their Australian roots. The band has undeniable experience beyond their years, having performed individually everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

Eamon Dilworth – Trumpet

Karl Laskowski – Tenor Saxophone

Carl Morgan – Guitar

Alex Boneham – Upright Bass

Cameron Reid – Drums

more info : www.jazzgroove.com

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I’ve just got back from 2 great days in the studio.
Yesterday The Dilworths went into the ABC and recorded a Live set for ABCJazz for digital radio that’ll get played later this year.
Today was a day at Morrison studios with an 8 piece ensemble lead by two amazing young players – Tenor Saxophonist Dan Clohesy and pianist Harry Sutherland. Man these guys can not only play like mofos but also write some serious music. Great tunes and arrangements and it was such a pleasure to be invited to get involved with such amazing musicians.
John Morrison once again was super supportive in the studio (as when he recorded the Dilworths).
The octet is a new project and features some of the best up and coming guys – guitarist Carl Morgan, trombonist Jimmy Bowman, alto saxophonist Ross Harrington, fellow Dilworther Alex Boneham, Drummer James Jennings and Matt Collins (great lead chops!).

Check out their sites:

http://myspace.com/danielclohesymusic

http://myspace.com/carlmorganmusic

Later,
Eamon

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On behalf of The Dilworths Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who has come to our gigs and supported us over the last two years.

Thanks also to everyone who came down to our album launch at The Basement in December, it was a huge success and so much fun to play to such a warm attentive crowd. Everyone in the band came off the staging totally vibing.

You can still purchase our album from the discography page and get free postage.

If you missed the band at The Basement there are loads of other shows happening in 2010 so keep checking the gig page to find out when we are playing.

The pictures from the album launch were from Mark Matthews and he generously donated these pictures to document the great night.

In the near future The Dilworths will be posting more material for download, including recordings from the night at The Basement as well as video interviews with local Sydney musicians, the first being an interview with pianist Judy Bailey.

Thats all for now, happy new year again from all the band.

-Eamon

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