Respected pianist/composer Dr. Tony Gould is one of the most 'formally' recognised figures to work in the Australian jazz scene (although Gould refers to his music as "post-jazz"). Appointed to the position of Professor of Music at Monash University in 2012, he was receipt of the 2011 Australian Jazz 'Bell' Award in the Qantas Hall of Fame category. This award follows a Two Year $80,000 Australia Council Fellowship over 2006/7, and a $60,000 Don Banks Fellowship in 2009. To mark his recent birthday, he is joined by some of his favourite colleagues with Imogen Manins (cello), Frank Di Sario (acoustic bass), Joe Batrouney (drums), and Rob Burke (tenor saxophone) in a series of duos, trios and solos.
"(With) nineteen historic and contemporary versions of Londonderry Air [Danny Boy], there are numerous fascinating incarnations. But no version is more fascinating than Melbourne pianist Tony Gould's daringly improvised solo reading...[the] performance is to be savoured" - Bob Crimeen, The Sunday Herald Sun, 23 April, 2006