Before Now After is a meditation upon time, a sonic homage to the evolutionary arc. Just as the coastline is shaped by tidal forces shifting the delicate balance of ocean and sand, The Java Quartet have sculpted a long form tryptic work from a singular cove.
Each song was composed through applying a different set of melodic parameters to the Dorian scale. Explored and crafted on the bass then arranged into three distinct pieces for the ensemble, each piece articulates the development of a new melody, mood and space from the same Dorian building block.
Simultaneously a macro (album) and micro (song) process of creation and evolution, the work reflects the Quartet’s 20 years of shared exploration. Before Now After beckons the listener to become a fellow traveler through this passage of time.
Before Now After Media
4.5/5 star review by Michael Prescott in Dingo Jazz Journal No 4 Spring 2022. Full Review in Music section.
Great review of the album by Eric Myers in the Weekend Australian. 4/5 Stars.
New Australia 1.30pm 18 May Eastside FM 89.
Interview with Elsen Price
Wednesday Drive 5.30pm 25 May Eastside FM 89.
Interview with Eric Gyors https://eastsidefm.org/wednesdaydrive/
Now’s the Time 7.30pm Tuesday 31 May Northside Radio 99.3
Interview with Frank Presley http://www.jazzandbeyond.com.au/sound/MichaelGaleazzi1.mp3
A Jazz Hour 12pm Friday 24 June 2MBS Fine Music Sydney
Interview with Barry O’Sullivan https://www.2mbsfinemusicsydney.com/programs/ajazzhour/
Thursday, 2nd of June 2022 – 8:30 pm Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig! Single bookings cannot be guaranteed a private table. All patrons MUST provide proof of full vaccination upon venue entry. If you have any concerns, please contact the venue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$25 plus booking fee