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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Lisa Young Quartet, launches it’s official music video release, featuring the single Tha Thin Tha" (Ta Din Ta) from their new album The Eternal Pulse.
Filmed on a winter’s day at Ferdydurke in Melbourne, director Tabata Piccinelli’s vision was to weave the creation of the Eternal Pulse album artwork by artist Elizabeth Vercoe, with the vibrant imagery and the intense rhythmic language of the music. Piccinelli allows the rhythms to set the pace in the editing suite, resulting in an art-filled vision of this fine Australian ensemble.
Launched specifically on International Women’s as a celebration of the journey shared with director Tabata Piccinelli, and producer Kellie Jayne Chambers, the video features the intuitive musicality of vocalist Lisa Young, Stephen Magnusson on guitar, Ben Robertson on double bass and Dave Beck on drums.
Tha Thin Tha is composed by Lisa Young, Ben Robertson and Guru Kaaraikudi Mani and performed and improvised by Lisa Young Quartet.
My God! Lisa, You have set a very new trend. The most complicated mathematical south Indian Konakkol (spoken rhythmic patterns) can be performed, composed and joyfully. The entire team vibrating with equal energy, brilliance and joy. Congratulations all of you." —Vaidyanathan Suresh (Ghatam Suresh, Chennai)
Other worldly, totally engaging... her art is an awesome rhythmic control. Not to be missed, this is one out of the box." —Leon Gettler, The AGE
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.