Hi Michiel & Anni.
We should be playing in Sydney soon. Just putting the finishing touches on a new album recorded in december.
Thanks for blogging:)
New review in from John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Very happy :)
There is also a free download of the Rejavanation tour band bringing an old Java tune back to life - "The New Age". Originally featured on the Slumber For Nordic Wonder EP, this new live version turbo charges the tune with the help of tabla maestro Bobby Singh and MC extraordinaire Morganics.
Just hit the Rejavanation album in the music page. Its the last track on the list.
Hope you enjoy the music :)
"It was an intriguing jazz for a modern ear, and a mix of styles for a modern world. Great stuff. And very much enjoyed by performers and audience".
Eric Pozza - Canberra Jazz.
"Fans of digital culture may rave at the result, dubbed “jazz you can dare to dance to”, in which a hip-hop artist, vocalist, sarod and tabla players join Galeazzi (bass), Matthew Ottignon (sax), Greg Coffin (piano) and Mike Quigley (drums)".
Roger Mitchell, Sun Herald Sun 15/8/10.
"The seeds of the Java Quartet’s latest CD (Rejavanation) were sown when composer-bassist Michael Galeazzi started exploring the connections between modal jazz and other trance-inducing forms of music – both old and new. The result is an intriguing amalgam of contemporary jazz, North Indian percussion and digital beats, where the bandmembers interact with programmed samples and electronic dance rhythms".
Jessica Nicholas, The Age 21/8/10.