All of the artists that have performed at Bennetts Lane.
Murphy’s Law is proud to launch their new album CD, Big Creatures & Little Creatures, written by Tamara Murphy, as winner of the inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission. Murphy’s Law formed in 2001 and has created a strong identity through the compositions of bassist and bandleader, Murphy, and has developed a stylised sound, which also includes a new take on selected covers from the 1980s-2000s in addition to extended works with strings and turntables.
Big Creatures & Little Creatures is made up of five movements, each featuring different members of the ensemble. The order of the movements is not set and the movements are deconstructed on stage as part of the performance to form a larger, more organic structure that fits intrinsically into the space in which it is created. Featuring the double-drummer line up, the ensemble ventures into new sonic areas in an aim to readdress the traditional band format. This work was premiered to sold-out audience at the 2012 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The ensemble comprises Jordan Murray (trombone), Nashua Lee (guitar), Tamara Murphy (acoustic bass), Danny Farrugia (drums) and Joe Talia (drums).
The evening will commence with a solo set of originals by pianist Nat Bartsch.
“an exploration of timbres and textures in a way that was tonally and percussively rich — even luxuriant at times.” - Roger Mitchell - AusJazzBlog, 3 June 2012