I’m saddened to hear the death of Australian Movie Director and author Shirley Barrett. Writer and director of one of my all time favorite Australian movies; “Love Serenade”.
My favourite singer song writers are Billy Joel, Sisto Rodriguez and Sting.
My favourite Australian Jazz Musicians are Bernie McGann, Vince Jones and Smacka Fitzgibbon.
My favourite female singer songwriters are Carol King,Beth Nielsen Chapman and Nina Simone.
My favourite all time male singers are Dean Martin,George Michael and Donny Hathaway
My favourite all time female singers are Ella Fitzgerald,Anita Baker and Julie London
My favourite Rock Bands Santana,Bad Company,The Little River Band, before they sold their rights.
Best Jazz Musicians I have played with and their Instrument.
Best Double Bass Players would have to be Adam Spiegl and
for Electric Bass it's the Master; Senor Jorge Alberquerque.
And for the best Jazz Guitarist; it's an odd choice because this
guy mainly plays Reggae though when I played with him and
when he was on song there was no one better than Steven Silk.
And Kosta Glouzman is a creative genius on the piano.
Phil Hayter; I would rate very highly on the Alto Sax.
And for the best Piano Accompaniment player I performed with was Agus Batara.If I had to choose one. Though I have performed with many great Accompanists as previously mentioned.