Gai Bryant …one of the brightest lights in the local jazz scene.
The brainchild of saxophonist Gai Bryant, ALLY never quite lets your expectations settle. Their new release Drum Junk features a blend of Peruvian and Brazilian rhythmic styles with jazz harmony and spoken-word from Brazilian-Australian Dai Moret. Original Latin Jazz pieces inhabit the same joy-filled universe as a Latinized Thelonious Monk composition.
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Spare Parts offer you compositions and arrangements of consistently high quality and originality by well-established and up-and-coming composer/arrangers. Our aim is to bring you jazz ensemble and big band music that is inspiring to play and easy to read.
Jazz combo charts are available alongside a Spare Parts initiative: Jazz by Jazz Musicians. Jazz by Jazz Musicians is an eBook of small group charts with play-along files and composer notes by Warwick Alder, Gai Bryant, Sandy Evans, Craig Scott and Alister Spence.
We hope you enjoy the music!
Spoken word and poetry with jazz is a spontaneous performing art hybrid. A form of play with words and letters, adding rhythmic impetus to make text sing. In both projects the poets and musicians have worked together to create a bridge that allows everyone an interactive creative platform.
Working with Miles, music was written to bend and fit with his verse. In our next project with Brazilian poet Dai Moret, she is writing verse to work with ALLY’s Latin Jazz focus.