Indian Project recording update…

Well after a year of unavoidable delays, the Compass Quartet finally recorded our much anticipated Indian project on the weekend!  The album features the music of Jeremy Rose and Sandy Evans with guest artists, Bobby Singh (Tabla) and Sarangan (Sitar).  Below is a little taste from the recording…completely un-edited grab from the ending of one of Jeremy’s pieces…we hope to release the album by the end of the year!

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Next project recording

currently working on rehearsing for our latest recording project with Bobby Singh. Recording will happen around August for release later in 2010!

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Live recording from Qirkz

A tune written by Ben Walsh featuring Compass and special guests Bobby Singh – tabla and Sandy Evans – Tenor Sax

Ben Walsh tune

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Compass now a featured artist on Musica Viva’s Countrywide Roster

http://www.musicaviva.com.au/countrywide/mixedensembles/compassquartet

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COMPASS LIVE @ QIRKZ FRIDAY DEC 11

SHHHH…. THIS ONE’S A SECRET

FRIENDS OF COMPASS AND QIRKZ ONLY!!

7:30 doors open, 8:30 start

COMPASS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

MARCELLO MAIO, JULIAN CURWIN, SANDY EVANS AND BOBBY SINGH

@ Qirkz, Marrickville NSW

Kids welcome. BYO drinks and snacks.

Entry by donation: $25 / $20 concession / $15 kids under 15.

Christina Leonard – soprano sax

Jeremy Rose – alto sax

Matt Ottignon – tenor sax

Luke Gilmour – baritone sax

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New works featuring

Bobby Singh – tabla

Sandy Evans – sax

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Music from CD ‘ABRAZO TANGO’

Marcello Maio – piano accordian

Julian Curwin – guitar

We will be playing material from our first and recent CD release – ‘ABRAZO TANGO’, released earlier this year on Tall Poppies, and also new pieces by Sandy Evans, Tony Gorman, Jeremy Rose and Ben Walsh.

ABOUT THE VENUE

“…Sydney’s most exclusive underground music venue….” that looks like a cross between Wonderland and Austen Powers’ dream dwelling. Cosy couch corners with plush velvet upholstery, eccentric decorations from Monsieur Camembert’s collection of designer and retro bric a brac, the most amazing objects d’art, bizarre kitsch and all sorts of, well, quirky stuff. Its also BYOG and you can bring your own snacks or picnic or enjoy the in-house Woodfire Pizza. Cool drinks and coffee/tea are also available.

I’s honestly not just a venue, it’s a fantasy! The sound and atmosphere reminds me of all the things we love and miss about Europe. It’s got loads of atmosphere, warmth, eccentricity, with touches of offbeat humour everywhere.

Being there gives you the feeling of being part of something truly special and rare.

Location : email to get on the mailing-list (which contains all details including the street address). This might sound strange, but it is SOOO worth it!!

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Blue Mountains Gig!

razz gig - blue mountains6:30pm, $65 for dinner and show, Razz Restaurant, Macquarie Road, Springwood.

Phone 4751 7500 for reservations – reservations recommended. Have credit card ready.

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Great concert today!

Thanks to all the folk from Newcastle who came out to support our ABC Sunday Live concert and for all those across Australia who tuned in. Hope you enjoyed it! We definitely had a blast playing!

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