Chamber Jam 5 at the Ellington

September 28, 2009 § 2 Comments

Classical Chamber Music at the Ellington Jazz Club
Monday 28th September 2009

How refreshing to hear a work like Schubert’s great C major quintet played in a cabaret setting! A full house at Perth’s Ellington jazz club were treated to a fabulous variety of music and styles for string quartet. Schubert was the pick of the bunch, but maybe I’m a little biased here. I love Schubert!

Imperial String Quartet
Jessica Gethin – Violin
Pascale Whiting – Violin
Bourby Webster – Viola
Emma McCoy – Cello
Sophie Walker – Cello

Philip Everall – Bass Clarinet
Phil performed
King Friday – Mike Lowenstern
Onomatopoeia – Nigel Westlake
Sha – Mike Lowenstern
NEUS/NOSE (2005) for bass clarinet and wine glass – Roderik de Man

How brilliant to hear a solo bass clarinet live in a jazz club and how brilliantly Phil performed these works. Gotta love the Ellington!

Here’s a clip of Phil doing something similar called “Ladder of Escape” by Australian composer Michael Smetanin which makes much use of a great percussive effect called “slap tongue”.

Walker Trio
Jess Gethin (née Walker)- Violin
Ray Walker – Guitar
Sophie Walker – Cello

This fabulously talented family performed selections by the Beatles, a profoundly moving original work by Ray Walker and some stunning Irish folk arrangements. More please!

For a full review by William Yeoman in the West Australian from September 30 click here

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