Newmarket Music is proud to release Phantoms, the debut solo album from renowned Perth bassist/composer Nick Abbey (National Jazz Awards finalist / 4x WAM Jazz Song of the Year winner).
Following on from outstanding cooperative efforts with Abbey|Foster|Falle and TRISK, Phantoms reunites Abbey with long-time collaborators Chris Foster (piano) and Daniel Susnjar (drums) for an exquisitely-recorded and highly-charged personal statement: a suite of emotive and striking original compositions brought to life by the trio’s fiery musical rapport.
These three remarkable Western Australian musicians have been repeatedly honoured by WAM, ABC, the Freedman Fellowships, and the Jazz Bell Awards. Each of them lectures at the prestigious WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where Abbey is also in the final stages of PhD research. They have collectively shared the stage with the likes of Chick Corea, John Scofield, Steve Miller, Dave Grusin, Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, Terence Blanchard, Bobby McFerrin, James Morrison, Troy Roberts, Paul Grabowsky, Jamie Oehlers, Tom O’Halloran, Peter Bernstein, Vivian Sessoms, George Garzone, Paul Bollenback, Alex Norris, Jim Pugh, Howard Levy, Kate Cebrano, and Tal Cohen, making them a formidable and in-demand ensemble.
This is a very special achievement from a burgeoning jazz scene—not to be missed!