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Although Greg Ambroisine performs in a range of different ensembles that will suite your artistic and entertainment requirements, below are examples of his work in jazz.
Transit (2010) You can purchase a copy of the album on itunes by clicking here
Introducing transit …. an exciting collaboration of Sydney and Melbourne Jazz musicians and the release of their highly anticipated debut self titled CD
Recorded in Sydney in February 2010 at James Morrisons Studios, the band features Sydney musicians Con Campbell (tenor sax), Peter Kohlhoff (bass), John Morrison (drums) alongside Melbournians Greg Ambroisine (trumpet) and Andy Vance (piano).
This evocative collection of contemporary Jazz arrangements of traditional Church music and Vance originals, captures the empathy between the outstanding front liners, sensitively supported by a wonderfully cohesive rhythm section.
Below is a review of the self titled album.
"Listening to Transit reminds me of Josef Zawinul's comment 'jazz music is the music of now'. Jazz musicians play musical phrases of their most 'now' expression possible. Sharing the 'now' is precious. The fellowship and connection muisicians experience together is different every time, difficult to describe, though I think it involves a decision to freely accept and trust. What a challenge!! It's beautiful that the Holy Spirit is with us, moving in us an acceptance and trust of the living word, potentially for each moment.
I marvel at our humanity, our mix of cultures, artistic journeys, and our faith in God. For me, Andy Vance's When You're Near Me is the central tender prayer of this recording. I also love the fun of the varied jazz styles played. Artistry and craft are mixed here with a wonderment of praise. Thank you Andy Vance, Con Campbell, John Morrison, Greg Ambroisine and Peter Kohlhoff."
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (2008) You can purchase a copy of the album on itunes by clicking here
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring is the latest release by ARIA nominated Australian Jazz pianist Andy Vance. In this exploration of traditional Church music the evocative title track draws a spiritual connection between J.S.Bach’s most famous piece and Contemporary Jazz.
The beautifully melodic playing of Greg Ambroisine (trumpet) sensitively supported by Vance’s piano trio (Andy Price – double bass, Tim Coghill – drums) takes the listener on a journey that is truly captivating. From the opening Miles Davis funk style All Glory Laud and Honour and the driving gospel rock of Oh When the Saints to the Parkeresque Dawn Till Dusk … hard driving exploits are interspersed with pensive reflections as in the title track, the muted Rock of Ages and the haunting Vance original ballads including Come Ring Those Bells and Fill me. Take the time to allow this CD to lead you on a journey… one that will be inspired by distant themes that could have been written yesterday.
Andy Vance – piano, Greg Ambroisine – trumpet, Andy Price - double bass, Tim Coghill - drums