Album Release and Tour 2023
FULL MEDIA RELEASE ATTACHED
“…Ginsburg rains gorgeous melodies about our ears” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.
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Saxophonist Mark Ginsburg’s and pianist Ryan Grogan’s new release ‘Oceans Together’, presents a suite of evocative, delicate uplifting and sometimes haunting compositions juxtaposed on a dark and discordant world. The performances by the pianist Ryan Grogan, saxophonist Mark Ginsburg, bassist Brett Hirst and percussionist Fabian Hevia are exposed, embraced in a level of intimacy and vulnerability. The recording and mixing undertaken by Phil Punch of Electric Avenue Studios compliments the sensibility of the music.
The title, ‘Oceans Together’, reflects the varied shores, musical influences and social landscapes of the musicians. Each of these players has a rich background containing significant individual accomplishments, as well as a history of working together at different times over a few decades.
The decision to use hand percussion, instead of the more usual format of a drum kit, propelled the composers further in this direction, adding to the sense of intimacy and space in the music. The result is a collection of contemplative, accessible and gentle musical experiences, with surprises that honour the importance of melody and harmony.
The group will embark on a nine-date tour of NSW in March. The tour will feature bassist Brendan Clarke, replacing Brett Hirst.
Date: Sun 19 March 2023
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