Journey into jazz with the latest instalment of City of Melbourne’s playlist series
16.06.2021

Journey into jazz with the latest instalment of City of Melbourne’s playlist series

Barney McAll

A discovery of local jazz music in all its forms.

City of Melbourne’s playlist series, Looking Out, Looking In is back with a new instalment exploring jazz and how the flame of Melbourne’s crucial improvisation scene is blossoming internationally. 

Volume seven of the series sees legendary jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll join Hiatus Kaiyote’s Clever Austin and PBS Selector Shio Otani to deliver ‘Journey into Jazz’, a discovery of local jazz music in all its forms.

Catch up on the latest music interviews, news and reviews here.

“I’m constantly amazed by the creativity of the Melbourne jazz scene. With its unique sounds and thriving scene, I think Melbourne in particular is making a big mark in the world of jazz at the moment,” says Otani. 

“For this playlist, I have selected what I consider Melbourne jazz classics as well as some recent releases by younger, up and coming talents. Some of the tracks are also composed or performed by musicians who have relocated to Melbourne and now call this city their home,” she says. 

Devised as a means of celebrating Melbourne’s world-class music scene and highlighting local talent, each edition of Looking Out, Looking In invites selected curators to create playlists dedicated to a different facet of the city’s vibrant music community. 

Previous iterations of the series have seen the likes of High Tension’s Karina Utomo spotlight Melbourne’s metal scene and thando traverse R&B, soul, instrumental funk and new jack swing.

Listen to Looking Out, Looking In: Journey Into Jazz below. 

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