Pianist Sean Wayland Releases "Expensive Habit" on Seed Records


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This new CD by Australian born Brooklyn resident Sean Wayland features 13 of his brilliant, engaging and original compositions played by a world class group of musicians. This is the 10th CD Wayland has released featuring his own unique composing style. The music is contemporary jazz, mostly acoustic and swinging with some experimental use of synthesizers and keyboards. Fiery solos by Wayland, Muller, McCaslin and Muller are a highlight. The compositions are a blend of jazz, classical and contemporary pop and folk music. The great rhythm section of Matt Penman (acoustic bass) and Jochen Rueckert (drums) are the core of the piano trio that is featured on many of Sean's previous releases including The Colossus of Rhodes (DIW released 2002) and Lurline (Seed label released 2004). This new CD sees the trio rise to even greater heights of communication.

Recorded in NY at “The Studio" June 2006
Engineer Jon Rosenberg


Sean Wayland was born in 1969 in Sydney, Australia. Sean has worked for a number of internationally renowned musicians including: David Binney, Madeleine Peyroux, Tim Miller, Ingrid Jensen, Cornell Dupree, Jesse Harris, Sheryl Bailey, Gerald Hayes, Dale Barlow, Justine Clark, Phil Slater, Jackie Orsascky, Steve Hunter, James Muller and Steve Mckenna. He has also released over ten critically acclaimed CDs, featuring musicians such as Adam Nussbaum, Dennis Irwin, Seamus Blake, Chad Wackerman, Steve Kirby, Alvester Garnett, Jesse Harris, James Muller, Jochen Rueckert, Matt Penman, Donny McCaslin and Will Vinson. He has successfully toured internationally. He has performed in many countries including USA,China, Japan, England, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand under his own name. In 2004, with his trio, Sean made the first instructional jazz DVD produced in China by foreigners.

“Sean Wayland has long been something of a legend among Sydney jazz circles." --Jazzgroove

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