Lost & Found

by Oehlers Grabowsky Beck

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When you hear music,
after it's over,
it's gone,
in the air.
You can never
capture it again.

When Dolphy made this statement, he was referring to the fact that music is never the same twice. Even the smallest nuance changes the nature of a musical performance. This group, Lost and Found, is the embodiment of this quote. Nothing is preconceived for any performance; there are no melodies, no forms, no structures, yet there is only melody, form and structure. Once the playing ceases, it will never be repeated.

The musicians on this recording are people I feel I have an extraordinary connection with. Both Paul and Dave are musicians who are always willing to allow the music to go where it wants (and needs) to go. I am constantly surprised by the telepathy that seems to exist in this ensemble, and am extremely grateful to be able to make music in this way, with these people. This music is boundless, joyful, penetrating, thoughtful, poignant. There is a story to each of these tracks, a tale that will be different for every listener.


released June 1, 2008

Jamie Oehlers – Saxophone
Paul Grabowsky – Piano
David Beck –Drums

All compositions by Jamie Oehlers, Paul Grabowsky, David Beck

Recorded by Robin Gray at Allan Eaton Studio. Mixed and Mastered by Philip Rex.

Jamie plays a vintage Conn 10M supplied and maintained by Doctor Sax, Australia.

Design by Pete Barrett

Special thanks to Joe and Andrew at Jazzhead for their vision in allowing this music to be heard, and for their relentless efforts in recording and releasing Australian music.

Thanks also to Robin Gray for capturing the sounds of our instruments in the way they are meant to be heard, to Phil Rex for mixing and mastering (especially a recording without bass!), to all the people behind the scenes at Jazzhead – especially Sheena, Hiromi, Michelle, Jane and to our friends and family that constantly inspire and support us; Claire, Margot, Isabella, Guy, Litsa, Isabella, Maya, Sammy K, Tinky and, Jules.



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Jamie Oehlers Perth, Australia

Jamie is one of the country’s leading jazz musicians, regularly touring and performing at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world. Over the last year he has been on stage with numerous jazz greats from around the world, including Charlie Haden, George Garzone, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, Ari Hoenig, and Gilad Hekselman. ... more

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