Jamie Oehlers, winner of the 2003 White Foundation World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, and Sam Keevers, recognised as one of Australia's finest pianists come together on the duet CD Grace. Drawing inspiration from classic duos such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, and Art Tatum and Ben Webster, Grace's original compositions represent a fusion of the player's individual eclectic tastes, and personifies the freedom, intensity, and use of space that the duo format creates.
released November 1, 2004
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by Mal Stanley @ The ABC Studios, Melbourne.
Originally recorded for Jazztrack on ABC Classic FM.
Art direction by Peter Barrett.
Jamie Plays Vintage Conn 10M, supplied and maintained by Doctor Sax.
Thanks to Andrew & Joe at Jazzhead, Mal Stanley & Jim McLeod at Jazztrack, the ABC and Peter Barrett.
Special thanks to Ali, Roz and Dick Keevers, Mickey Tucker, Gerry & John at IMC (Dublin), Roger Garrood, Jules, Roddy, Danny, Mike Nock and Ella the wonder dog.
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 & 10 composed by Sam Keevers.
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9 composed by Jamie Oehlers.
Sam Keevers was born in Mount Isa Queensland and began playing piano and cello at age nine. After finishing high school, Sam studied piano at the QLD Conservatorium of music and the Victorian College of the Arts (with Mickey Tucker).