Dan Barne;’s masterful eighth album, Through Her Eyes, pays exquisite tribute to his incredible mum, Joan Barne;, and her love of music, life, and family.
The album brings together Sydney Jazz legends, with Dan leading the ensemble through a perfect selecKon from the Great American Songbook. Joining Dan (vocals and trombone) are octogenarians Cyril Bevan (drums) and Bill Burton (trumpet and flugelhorn), as well as Peter Locke (piano), Craig Sco; (bass), Paul Furniss (sax and clarinet), and George Washingmachine (violin and vocals) and in what is most likely his final recording the late great Chuck Morgan (guitar). Anthony Howe also lends his drums mastery on Track 14.
Dan’s elegant selecKon of tracks on this album show off Sydney’s Jazz elites at their best; it’s a perfect selecKon of top songs that this line up of musicians were born to play. The album was recorded live in the ‘pop-up studio’ that is Monica Trapaga’s home, proof that great albums need little more than fine talent and shared memories. It’s a treat to experience these seasoned jazz pros in such a casual recording context and the result is much like the darling lady this album is dedicated to: polished but not too serious, classic yet approachable.
All profits from the album will be donated to Macular DegeneraKon Research (the leading cause of severe blindness and vision loss in Australians, most frequently impacKng people over the age of 50). It was a disease Joanie herself suffered from, and there is no cure, so Dan and the crew are hoping the profits from the album will assist sufferers of the disease get access to
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