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Andrew Shaw Quartet

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage Queen St Brisbane, QLD, 4000 Australia (map)

This recently formed ensemble, led by bassist and composer Andrew Shaw, was created to perform older works by the leader, spanning the last twenty-five years, along with lesser known compositions by some of his heroes such as Charles Mingus, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and Thelonius Monk. Until a few years ago, Shaw had been composing music for ensembles led by others, rather than for his own. Shaw formed his own band, Road Plant, in 2009 and composed a repertoire specifically for it. This quartet, however, has been assembled to pull together the earlier compositions and perform them as part of a single repertoire. Along with Shaw, the group features Lachlan McKenzie on trumpet, John Reeves on piano, and Tom Robb on drums.

Andrew Shaw bass
Lachlan McKenzie trumpet
John Reeves piano
Tom Robb drums