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Blueprints & Vignettes

by Steve Barry

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Blueprints & Vignettes, the third album from Sydney based pianist-composer Steve Barry will be released January 19 on Earshift Music and with an eight-date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

A product of Barry’s PhD in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Blueprints & Vignettes reflects his parallel interests in jazz, free improvisation and 20th century classical music. The album dances between intricate compositions and free improvisation in an exploration of harmonic hues and the spontaneous re-imagination of pre-set structures, reflecting an eclectic palate of influences ranging from Paul Bley to Elliott Carter.

Joining Barry are longstanding collaborators Jeremy Rose (alto saxophone, bass clarinet), Max Alduca (bass) and Dave Goodman (drums). Beautifully captured at Sydney’s Sony Studios by Ross A’hern, the album marks a distinctive contribution to Barry’s growing output.

Barry maintains a busy schedule composing, teaching and performing across Australia, New Zealand and more recently Japan. He is the co-founder of Orbiturtle, an artist-run initiative dedicated to curating new collaborations between artists from across the Asia-Pacific region (recent projects include a recording with koto player Michiyo Yagi in the Joganji Buddhist temple in Osaka). Barry has also accumulated a growing list of awards and nominations, including a Bell Award, 2nd in the National Jazz Awards and a finalist in the APRA Professional Development Awards. An album of works for solo piano, also products of Barry’s PhD studies, is set for release early 2018.


released January 19, 2018


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Steve Barry Sydney, Australia

Steve Barry (PhD) is a pianist, organist, composer and improviser based in Sydney.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, 2nd place in the National Jazz Awards. He was a finalist in the APRA Professional Development Awards and a nominee for the Freedman Fellowship.

Steve is on staff at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
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