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Issue 1629

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

I’m all about being open and honest here, so I’ll admit that the world of jazz is an entirely new one for me. I’ve shied away from it, mostly because I felt so out of my depth. Lately, I’m finding I appreciate it more and more. It’s a truly incredible medium, so far removed from the closed off idea I had sadly built in my mind. This leads me to the incredible Chris Dave – you probably know him from working with every artist you love (seriously, who can name drop Robert Glasper, Dolly Parton, AND Angus & Julia Stone?). But he’s also a legend in his own right, and before he takes to the MIJF stage we had a lovely chat with him.

Speaking of MIJF, we also chat with Kram and Paul Grabowsky, currently of The Others. Kllo will prepare you for their Melbourne return, Brian Jonestown Massacre chat their storied history, PVRIS are celebrating their incredible recent album and our next Crate Diggers instalment is a ready-made banger.

I’m going to continue delving into the newly opened world of jazz. Maybe this week we should all delve a little deeper into unchartered, personal music territory and chat about it next week.