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Schroder’s Big Band new CD live at the Kelvin Club

this is a group email to let you know that schroder’s big Band is
releasing a new cD .
It’s called cubism , WHICH IS ALSO A TUNE WRITTEN BY ME.
You may have been there when we recorded it, at the Kelvin Club in
melbourne Lane, Melbourne.

2 live sessions, the first in December 2014 and the latter one in
December 2016.

Both nights were recorded by James Clark and he had the assistance of
the late and much missed hugh MacDonald on the earlier occasion.

We did one set of big band music on the earlier date, and two sets on
the latter.

So CD 1 has 7 tracks, and CD 2 has 13 tracks.

It’s $30 if you’d like one!

The music includes music by me, Cubism, Zoom Factor, The Offering,
some miles Davis/Gil Evans- Miles ahead, New Rhumba,
some Ellington, some Basie, some standards, some soul- lotsa stuff!

All instrumental as anything, good soloists some verging on great.

There’ll be a launch of this cD in early October at the Kelvin Club
(no gig in August as I’m off for a winter holiday)

If you’re a member of the Kelvin Club, you can pick one up there,
just tap Jim Colbert on the shoulder, he knows where they are.

if you’d like to get one before October you can pay by Paypal and
i’ll post you one.
you know Paypal is accessed by email address but you could go to my
kenschroder.com I think there’s a link there to Paypal.

Radio program people will be sent a free copy,
all the best,

In previous years:

Spring has done a gig for the MJAC (Jazz Co-Op) each year at Bennett's Lane or The Paris Cat for the past 5 years. Spring has also done a regular stint at the Bell Awards which herald the beginning of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Spring occasionally did gigs at Dizzy's or Paris Cat during recent years.

In 2008 Ken did a tour of regional Victoria with 'General Store' - Annemarie Sharry (vocals), Pierre Jaquinot (guitar), Ian Wilmot (bass).

In the years 2002-2005, Ken did a series of gigs at the Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder.
Jazz Food and Wine.. Themes included:

Parisian Swing (with Andy Baylor - gtr/violin) music from the Hot Club of France etc.
Bebop (w. Gil Askey - tpt) the music of Bird and Diz.
Black and Blue (w. Dave Williamson - vocals) songs from the jazz/blues of the '30s.
Soul (w. Dave Williamson - vocals) songs from Otis Redding, Percy Sledge et al.
Some Like It Hot (w. Paul Van Ross - reeds) music from the Billy Wilder film.
From Fellini to Mancini (w. film music that suits jazz improvisation.
Cool Yule (w. Rebecca Barnard - vocals) jazzed up Christmas songs.
Primavera (w. Shelley Scown - vocals) songs of Spring.
Autumn Serenade (w. Michelle Nicolle) songs about Autumn etc.
Samba (w. Shelley Scown) samba/bossa nova - Jobim, Bonfa and lots more.

Another regular has been the trip to Camperdown west of Melbourne with Andy Baylor to play with Peter Daffy at gigs in the country... rock with a bit of jazz and a bit of this and that.

At the 2007 MIJF, Ken did a duo with David Allardice for a lunchtime recital at BMW Edge. They performed tunes from "Conception" (George Shearing) to Opinao (a Brazilian tune.)

Ken had a band called Emanon that did quite a few season's at the Night Cat around the year 2000. A sextet, this band consisted of sax, piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion and played jazz for dancing with a latin emphasis.

Other offshoots were More than Mambo with a bigger frontline (added trumpet and trombone) as well as Rebecca Barnard, vocals. This band also did a Mambo night for the Melbourne Festival some time back when the emphasis that year was on dancing.

For more info on earlier successes, see Ken's biography.

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