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Potbelly Stove

Potbelly Stove

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Potbelly Stove is the debut album by the Hobart based jazz ensemble The Julius Schwing Quartet (J.S.Q). It is a fiery entry onto the scene from a group that has ignored it's geographical constraints and has endeavoured to bring a distinctly Tasmanian sound to the interstate jazz scene. With Julius Schwing on guitar, Danny Healy on sax, Hamish Houston on bass and Alfred Jackson on drums, the J.S.Q is an outlet for Julius's compositions which often come to life through a collaborative and "band" oriented creative process. Recorded at Baker Street Studios in Melbourne at the end of 2011 with producer/engineer Myles Mumford, the album displays an extremely large yet focused and harmonious dynamic range and showcases a selection of the bands material ranging from tight and hungry modern swingers (Waltz Alalullaby, A Story of Glory) to film like landscapes (A Good Paddock, Jackson's Track) and the very wild and catastrophic (Blackbeard's Party). The material mirrors the rugged and natural surroundings in which it was written, at Julius's home on Bruny Island off the south east coast of Tasmania. The Quartet has enjoyed strong crowd support at clubs such as Bennetts Lane, Paris Cat, 303 and at Devonport Jazz Festival, Clarence Jazz Festival, MONA, as well as airplay on ABC Classic Fm's Jazztrack with Mal Stanley and Hobart FM. Potbelly Stove is currently an independant release and was made with generous support from Arts Tas. About Julius Schwing Julius Schwing is a talented young up and coming guitarist/composer from Bruny Island, Tasmania,who is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for his unique and personal approach to improvisation and composition. Born in 1987 in Vienna, Julius has graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music majoring in Contemporary Guitar. He started playing guitar at age nine and since the age of thirteen has performed in various bands and theatre productions in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Canada, including at the Nelson Arts Festival (NZ), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hobart Fringe Festival, MONA FOMA, MONA Museum Opening, Devonport Jazz Festival, Clarence Jazz Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, receiving a Victorian GreenRoom Award nomination and MelbourneFringe Festival commendations for best original music for the play 'Last Days of Mankind' in 2004. In 2000 he performed as actor/ musician for "Circus Boomerang" and "Justus Neumann erschlägt sich mit dem Bügeleisen" in Vienna. In 2009 Julius travelled to New York and Canada to take part in the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music led by jazz trumpet legend Dave Douglas. Here he undertook study with artists such as Joshua Redman, Clarence Penn, Ben Street, Matt Penman, Don Byron, Dafnis Prieto, David Gilmore, Tony Malaby and many more. He is a member of and has worked with numerous Tasmanian and interstate formations including Dean Stevenson and the Arco Set, The Rock Drop, The Southern Gospel Choir, Elly Hoyt, Transit, MIQ, Fiona Stewart, Billy Whitton, as well as his own two groups the Julius Schwing Quartet and the Schwing Trio. He recently composed and recorded the score for the short film 'Water'(Wide Angle Tasmania), and with funding from Arts Tasmania has recently produced his first album "Potbelly Stove" with the Julius Schwing Quartet.


Artist: Julius Schwing Quartet
Title: Potbelly Stove
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 04/09/2012
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 9343465000897


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