Franklin 'Rites' - Album Launch (with special guest Nick Tsiavos)

Emerging Australian composer and bassist, Joseph Franklin, will be launching an album of original new music under the moniker, Franklin. 

A collaboration with pianist Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire and featuring acclaimed saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, as well as one of the countries most in-demand drummers, Dave Beck. Charting a course through unique rhythms and harmonic movements, Rites is simultaneously accessible, layered and conceptually rich.

The album, Rites, will be launched tonight at The Jazzlab with a special guest performance by contrabass soloist Nick Tsiavos.

Rites will be available online and at independent record stores on April 2nd, 2018. 

Rites by Franklin

 This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project has been assisted by Arts Initiative Australia.

Nick Tsiavos is a bassist and composer whose work operates at the intersections of a number of cultural boundaries: from 6th century chant to contemporary minimalism and experimental improvisation.

…..absolutely solo and absolutely improvised. A double-bassist who really can bow - here, with some edge and oomph

Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC RN

…Tsiavos illustrates the instrument’s brooding strength and breadth of communicative impact, as well as exploring its unexpectedly wide range and remarkable powers of resonance.’ 

Clive O’Connell, The Saturday Age

'Melbourne contrabassist Nick Tsiavos continues his prolific output with the studied and beautifully intimate One Hundred Months, Third Of East.' Robbie Buck, The Inner Sleeve, ABC RN

Doors Open 17 May 2018 8:00 pm
Music Starts 17 May 2018 8:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 17 May 2018 7:30 pm
Ticket Price $20 or $15 concession
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab
Unsold tickets available at the door
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27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9388 1999


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