Release date 1 June
Official launch 4 June 2012 at Melbourne International Jazz Festival
70 poems by Allan Browne and a Jazzhead CD with 7 pieces of new music featuring the Allan Browne Sextet
See more about Conjuror at conjuror.extempore.com.au
Drummer Allan Browne co-founded the Red Onion Jazz Band in 1960. He has worked extensively with Australian jazz luminaries including Vince Jones, Barney McAll, Steven Grant and Paul Grabowsky. Allan has been in constant demand as an accompanist for many international jazz icons including Milt Jackson, Mal Waldron, Jay McShann, Herb Ellis, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Plas Johnson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Art Hodes, Wild Bill Davidson, Urbie Green, Ronnie Scott, Charlie Byrd, Ralph Sutton, Sheila Jordan, Red Holloway, Emily Remler, Teddy Wilson and George Garzone and he has also led numerous groups, in all jazz genres. He has worked in film and his discography numbers 110 releases; awards include two Arias and four Bell awards. He was awarded the Don Banks Fellowship in 2000 for his contribution to Australian music. Allan has written poetry for 40 years.