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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

Great review of the album by Eric Myers in the Weekend Australian.
https://ericmyersjazz.com/cd-reviews-page-57

New Australia 1.30pm 18 May Eastside FM 89.
Interview with Elsen Price
https://eastsidefm.org/episodes/new-australia-130pm-18th-may-2022/ 

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/

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