One of the year's most triumphant artistic statements.
Let's call it a masterwork and be done with it.
John shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Stu Hunter is a true original
Jessica Nicholas, The Music Show, Radio National
This album represents a milestone in contemporary Australian jazz; intelligent, expressive and innovatory, at times achieving an almost symphonic level.
John McBeath - The Australian
A watershed in Australian jazz. Magnificent composition, virtuosic musicianship, exquisite mastering, intensely emotional & humanely intelligent
Stereo Net Australia
This piece could top the bill of any arts festival.
Sydney Morning Herald
released December 1, 2009
stu hunter piano
matt keegan tenor sax
julien wilson tenor sax
james greening trombone/pocket trumpet
cameron undy bass
simon barker drums
written & produced by stu hunter
recorded & mixed @ studios 301 sydney by david nicholas
mastered @ studios 301 sydney by oscar gaona
cd artwork ashlie hunter
cd design ingrid murray
photography sally flegg photography
special thanks to; the extraordinary musicians on this record for your creativity and expression, all of you I make music with who continually inspire and challenge me, david for your energy and sonic genius, ashley and ingrid, chris mysinski, glen wright, peter nelson, tony wall, fatty, jp, my parents, sisters and brothers and all the little ones.
ashlie for your grace, passion, wisdom and humour… the gathering
Such beautiful, soulful jazz.
The music here is superbly composed, with compositions that ebb and flow as naturally as the flowing of water, which lends a reflective, elegiac feel to the entire album.
What is particularly impressive is the intuitive feel between all players, with the saxophonists, Julien Wilson and Carl Mackey being especially good throughout.
This is one of the best Australian jazz albums I've heard. Music as natural as breathing. Michael Mueller
Well, first, Lionel Loueke is one of the most original guitarist of recent times. The Vampires seem to be a perfect complement to this talent. Every piece on this album is amazing. This group really does have a wonderful capacity for blending musical styles and idioms in a creative and original way. Can't listen to it enough. drewh111