Recorded in London in January 2017, ‘Diaspora' brings together Australian clarinettist Michael McQuaid with London-based US pianist Andrew Oliver and British drummer Nicholas D. Ball.
Release date: March 30, 2017
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About Michael McQuaid & The Album
Australian Michael McQuaid plays jazz and swing from the 1920s and 30s with remarkable energy and originality.
He has toured the world as a featured artist and bandleader, and has performed with many of the greats of 1920s and 1930s jazz – Keith Nichols, Vince Giordano, Bob Wilber, Spats Langham, Andy Schumm, Bob Barnard, Jon-Erik Kellso, Duke Heitger, Geoff Bull, Josh Duffee and many more.
Combining two of Michael's original tunes (‘Diaspora' and ‘Black Spur') with a collection of classic jazz standards and obscurities, the album is notable for Michael's streamlined yet imaginative arrangements.
The musicians each channel their key influences from the 1920s and 30s, all the while maintaining their own artistic voices and a joyful, relaxed inventiveness.
With an intimate yet crystal-clear studio sound, ‘Diaspora' is sure to spread joy to listeners the world over!
Taken from his Bandcamp page
Michael McQuaid – clarinet, arrangements
Andrew Oliver – piano
Nicholas D. Ball – drums, percussion