Paul Cliff reviews Conjuror in The Australian

Conjuror review in The Australian
Review by Paul Cliff
Saturday 29 September 2012

The collection is an eclectic mix, with much fun and playfulness, some deft puncturing and some solid swing, with some slower movements of solid gravitas and a fine rhythmic sense throughout…

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Al Browne interviewed on 2SER ‘Final Draft’

This episode of 2SER’s Arts program ‘Final Draft’ looks at different ways of telling stories collaboratively – including jazz poetry, translation and theatre.

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Leon Gettler reviews Conjuror in The Age – 13 July 2012

“WITH drummer Allan Browne, no two albums are ever alike. This is his boldest yet. Browne, an inveterate storyteller, is in his element here.” The Age 13 July 2012

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Allan Browne on Books and Arts Daily, RN

Monday 2 July – Allan Browne appears on RN’s Books and Arts daily with Michael Cathcart.

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The search for infinity – Jurate Sasnaitis reviews Conjuror

15 June 2012 – Rochford Street Review

‘Browne embraces the poetics of reflection and participation. He borrows freely from music and literature, mixing and merging the languages without self-consciousness.’

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Friends and media launch, Uptown Jazz Cafe, Wed 6 June 6 pm

Conjuror Cover and CDThe ‘friends &
media’ launch
of Conjuror is
happening (cats)
@
Uptown Jazz
    Cafe Upstairs
177 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy (03) 9416 4546

Wednesday 6 June
6-7:30 pm

Refreshments, readings & raves (from Al)
Allan Browne Trio will also perform (that’s Sam Pankhurst bass, Marc Hannaford pianner & Allan on the traps)

Free (we’d love you to buy a copy of the book)
All Welcome! – please rsvp to miriam@extempore.com.au for catering

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Conjuror at Melbourne International Jazz FestivalOfficial launch of Conjuror

Ever the raconteur, Allan Browne‘s sets at Bennetts Lane on a Monday often feature word play. This time it’s official, with Browne’s poetry – written in response to legendary jazz figures he has worked with – inspiring the sextet’s trademark joyful grooves. Browne will also be celebrating the launch of Conjuror – a collection of his jazz poetry, published by extempore, and a CD of related new material released by Jazzhead. Don’t miss this marriage of poetry and jazz.

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
Monday 04 June
2 sets from 8pm
$23 / $20 conc

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