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A neat little video capturing my first unique collaboration with Brisbane musicians Rafael Karlen (saxophone) and Toby Wren (guitar). From the upcoming album Trace.
There is a pozible campaign underway if you are interested in supporting the project, and of course obtaining some extra goodies!
About Trace (notes by Rafael Karlen):
Trace was recorded over two mornings in June at the Queensland Multicultural Centre by Mark Smith. The record features beautiful album design by Sai Karlen and warm photographs by Michelle Secis. The album will be mastered by the renowned Dave Neil and will be released on the Brisbane-based label Pinnacles Music.
See us live at the Old Museum Building on Sunday December 11 from 6:30pm TICKETS
It's launch day for the shop on stevenewcomb.com.au
A collection of lead sheets is among the work available for download as PDF. All lead sheet downloads include versions in concert key (treble & bass clef), Bb, and Eb transpositions.
To narrow down a search for an instrument group, title, or category of work you can also use the search bar on the SHOP page.
There is of course FREE STUFF!
... like this transcription below.
Counting down to the NOVEMBER 21 launch of the SHOP on www.stevenewcomb.com.au
It It will include pieces for chamber ensemble, small group, and big band, as well as various lead sheets from prior projects.
Currently under construction but stay tuned ... there will be free stuff!
I've recently returned to Brisbane from six weeks in the USA where I spent time writing material for a new SNO album. At the end of the trip I had two inspiring days recording in Systems Two (Brooklyn) with an ensemble that included Desmond White (bass), Kush Abadey (drums), Kavita Shah (voice), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Kathryn Andrews (harp), Sam Sadigursky (bass clarinet), Jodie Rottle (flute), Leah Asher (viola), Meaghan Burke (cello). The session was engineered by the marvellous Mike Marciano, who runs the studio.
Much editing and mixing is still in the works as the music is shaped, but I'm very excited about the prospect of an early 2017 release of the second SNO record.
SNO 1 IS AVAILABLE HERE.
I'm very, very, excited to be appearing at the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival with Chris McNulty and chamber ensemble on October 30. We'll be performing some really special music that Chris, John DiMartino and I developed for the ETERNAL project.
The band will be: Chris McNulty (voice), Steve Newcomb (piano), Christopher Hale (bass), Hugh Harvey (drums), Jodie Rottle (flutes), Ed Fairlie (trumpet), Lizzie Welsh (viola), Ellie Walker (cello)
Full details here
I'm currently in the US working on material for a new album. The ensemble will be a SNO 2.0 of sorts, made up of strings, winds, harp, voice, guitar and rhythm section. I'm delighted to be collaborating with some of my dear friends from SNO 1, including Kathryn Andrews, Kavita Shah, and John Goldberger.
I'll post lots of photos from the sessions on https://www.instagram.com/steve_newcomb_ so please follow along if that's your thing! We'll be recording in the highly praised Systems Two in Brooklyn mid-September.
SNO 1 is available here.
In January 2013 I had the privilege of conducting and orchestrating music for a project featuring vocalist Chris McNulty. The result was the release of “Eternal” on the Palmetto label. The album just made #11 on the 80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll in the category 'Album of the Year'. Congratulations, Chris!