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've always loved jazz ...my mother was a classical pianist and my aunt was a blues singer, who was managed by Clarence Williams (Bessie Smith's producer). As a young boy, they introduced me to people like Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Jimmy Smith
I've always loved jazz ...my mother was a classical pianist and my aunt was a blues singer, who was managed by Clarence Williams (Bessie Smith's producer). As a young boy, they introduced me to people like Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Jimmy Smith. We hung out at my Aunt Kate's Soul Food restaurant in Harlem after the matinees at the Apollo where I listened to their stories. I knew I wanted to be a jazz musician from then on. My mother wanted me to play piano, but my Aunt bought me a guitar. I've been playing ever since.
At my mother's early prompting, I first sang Blue Velvet at my Catholic elementary school...and all the nuns came running in and asked me to sing again, so I knew I must have sounded pretty good. I've been singing ever since.
I met Tony Bennett in Miami and he inspired me to return to New York. He was a great mentor.
The best show I ever attended is mpossible to say, I've seen so many great shows. From Tony Bennett to Pat Martino, Return to Forever to Weather Report...I've seen some great performances.
My advice to new listeners is don't let jazz intimidate you, the music has something for every listener and it is our American gift to the world.