Winner of the 2006 Bell Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Release, saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, together with his highly acclaimed double drummer ensemble, recorded You R Here over two nights at Bennetts Lane. The concept of playing with two drummers came about during the long term residency of the Jamie Oehlers quartet at 303, when by accident both Ben Vanderwal and Simon Barker were booked to play, and they did. The result was electifying.
You R Here captures the music the way you would hear it, any night, in any jazz club, anywhere in Australia. So here it is, LIVE - the way music is meant to be heard.
released September 4, 2006
Jamie Oehlers – Tenor Saxophone
James Muller – Guitar
Sam Keevers – Piano
Rodrigo Aravena – Bass
Simon Barker – Drums
Ben Vanderwal – Drums
Jamie plays a vintage Conn 10M supplied and maintained by Dr Sax, Fitzroy.
All tracks written by Jamie Oehlers.
Recorded live at Bennetts’ Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne by Mal Stanley and Chris Lawson.
Mixed and Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing Studios.
Produced by Jamie Oehlers.
Special thanks to James, Sam, Roddy, Ben, Simon and Tinky for their inspired performances.
Thanks to Andrew, Joe and the Crew at Jazzhead, Michael and Meg at Bennett's Lane, Michelle Buxton, Ross Cockle, Peter Barrett, Julien Wilson, Paul Williamson, Danny Fischer, Paul Grabowsky, Tom and Jack at 303, Mandy Dunk, Mike Oehlers, Kirsty and Mitch and All the Gang, The Poker Boys, my loyal best friend Sonny, all of those people that come to my gigs - especially this one (this is for you) and all of those people that go to other gigs, all of my friends (you know who you are), and the great musicians I am surrounded by in Melbourne.
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