chantal mitvalsky - voice
tim wilson - saxophone
paul williamson - trumpet
darrin archer - piano
sam bates - drums
tom lee/frank di sario - bass
'Cannonball' is inspired by the jazz/groove/soul music of the late saxophone giant Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley. His work transcended musical boundaries with its heavy blues and gospel influence combined with a deep, infectious groove.
‘Cannonball Live’ was recorded live at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne, Australia, and includes a collection of songs from varying sources. Some are rearrangements from the classic albums that Cannonball recorded with Ernie Andrews and Nancy Wilson, whilst others are drawn from the great American songbook.
The members of the ensemble boast a broad range of performance credits including Ray Charles, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, James Morrison, The Australian Art Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mike Nock, and Bobby Shew.
The group performs regularly at Paris Cat Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Café and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club as well as at various festivals and events including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Bell Awards (Australia Jazz Awards).
“an adventurous and eclectic musician” ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“tasteful original compositions.......excellent solos” JAZZLIVE, GERMANY
“this album is simply beautiful” JAZZ DIMENSIONS, GERMANY
“Wilson confirms his ability to develop his ideas with incisive logic and an appealing, passionate edge to his sound and attack.” RHYTHMS MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA
"Wilson has a clear, light but well-projected sound, excellent fluency and, as noted, some very fresh phraseology." "The leader's intricate lyricism and occasional, gritty, tonal distortions ride beautifully with this fat rhythm-section sound." RHYTHMS MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA
supported by 5 fans who also own “Cannonball Live”
Such beautiful, soulful jazz.
The music here is superbly composed, with compositions that ebb and flow as naturally as the flowing of water, which lends a reflective, elegiac feel to the entire album.
What is particularly impressive is the intuitive feel between all players, with the saxophonists, Julien Wilson and Carl Mackey being especially good throughout.
This is one of the best Australian jazz albums I've heard. Music as natural as breathing. Michael Mueller
supported by 4 fans who also own “Cannonball Live”
This is the 1st jazz album of this year which really has attracted my attention)
Long, variegated, sometimes groovy, sometimes soft & even free-improvised compositions, accompanied by absolutely the ideal large horn section (which is not so wild but wonderfully complicated and many-sided) take turns with small romantic miniatures with the leading piano, electric bass makes fusion & funk, 3 wonderful songs in different jazz styles (they are also unusually long) bring some fresh mood. Well-done! Olga Kivius