Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
This was another one of many helpful recommendations by Michel Linker aka "mili1". It's one of those albums that need time to be tune in, but the invested time is well worth it. It's basically jazz with a couple of extensive improvisations, but there a many thoroughly composed and arranged secions, too. Some tracks are really breathtaking with their bold melodies, chords, and grooves. Some Latin flavor shines through sometimes, too.
Favorite track: February.
Mooroolbark was the 2015 winner of the ARIA Award for best jazz album. The album also won the 2015 Australian Independent Record Labels Association award for Best Jazz Album and the 2015 The Age Music Victoria award for Best Jazz Album. At the 2016 Australian Jazz Bell Awards Mooroolbark also received the Best Jazz Album award and won the award for Best Song, "Nectar Spur."
“Mooroolbark” is the name given to my home town by the Wurundjeri people (“moorool” meaning great water and “bik” meaning place). They lived in the area, which is about 37 km east of Melbourne, for around 50,000 years before I arrived. The very last part of a 50,000 year time lapse would be sad to watch because so much environmental and spiritual damage would occur towards the very end. However, I decided to call this album Mooroolbark because, for many reasons Mooroolbark is why I play music.
My Liner Notes:
[mu:/rl/ba:k] frodo walks on two front legs, grandma’s tampon face christmas gift, treasures at the tip , baths in the sink, burhill bohemia, goya nude above green piano, congo-bongo land, codger, jack some of those children are not ours, jimmy-john, ducks and duckling with gimpy leg, geese, mice, burnt carnation milk as caramel, tonic water as lemonade, startrites, twenty eight pieces of white bread butter too hard, the gold cupboard, balance coffee cup on head, green glowing eyeman, modigliani , the curse, anias nin, mason and pearson, spackled white walls of a hundred wall papers , crate of apples from the cool store, jane barnard plays morton’s the pearls, joss playing rondo alaturca, minimum chips, combi bars, fourx mints, the 1812, human owl calls, treasure chests , the lion in winter, climb the greased pole, the pigs trough with colored stools of five elements, wardy will do it, driveway pebble fools gold, olinda pool larceny, solitary log meditation swim out past the horizon , christian dior journeys, mark, pip, yvonne, pembroke gravity point, telepathic fall from piano stool and pinger goes off
released September 16, 2021
Barney McAll – Piano, Vocals track 1
Julien Wilson – Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet
Steve Magnusson – Guitars
Jonathan Zwartz – Bass
Simon Barker – Drums & Percussion
Mino Cinelu – Percussion track 1,2,4,5,7
Shannon Barnett – Trombone track 6 & 7
Recorded at ABC Studios, Sydney 17 & 18 June, 2014.
Mino Cinelu was recorded by Mino Cinelu in Brooklyn, NY.
Shannon Barnett was recorded at Snap and Burn studios,
Tokyo by Aaron Choulai
All Compositions by Barney McAll (Barnaby McAll Music ASCAP)
Produced by Barney McAll, Engineered by Mitch Kenny
Mixed and Mastered by Hiroyuki Sanada at Command+Z Studios NYC
Assistant Andre Shrimski , Executive Producer Toby Chadd
With gratitude to all the players; Julien, Jonathan, Simon and Steve who really arked up and thanks to Mino Cinelu for going way beyond call of duty.
Mooroobark Musicians Of Note:
Len Barnard, Rebecca Barnard, Shelly Scown, Doug Devries, Michael Jordan, Keith Houslow, The Tailby Twins, Tom Roberts, Donna Fisk, Greg Moorhouse, The Urge, Stuart Phillips, The Moir Sisters, Archie Roach , Bruce Rowland , Martin Lubran, Barney McAll, John McAll & Pip McAll.
Barney McAll is a Grammy nominated ARIA winning artist who has worked with luminaries such as ; Gary Bartz, Kurt
Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, SIA, Daniel Merriweather, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesely and Dewey Redman. Barney has played on over 100 recordings and has 25 solo records....more
I haven't heard anything as just completely perfectly formed out of the gate--every decision the right one, what to include but more what to exclude--maybe ever. Don't know who Sault is, but they do not sound like they could be anyone who hasn't paid some dues to get this good. Or signed some Satanic contracts. 100% confidence, and it sounds 110% earned. Musicophilia