ALBARE & URBANITY
Albare & Urbanity new release Urban Soul, will take you on a journey to the moon and back. You can expect a smooth ride as you’re in experienced hands.
Albare and Phil Turcio Combine Forces to Become URBANITY
The collaboration between Albare and Phil Turcio started 27 years ago when Albert Dadon - aka Albare - was looking for a new pianist for his band. At the time Phil had just turned 18. Since their first encounter, Phil's and Albare's paths keep on intersecting.
Phil explains that he and Albare hear music in the same way, "Everything I throw at Albare comes back as if I would have played it myself." Albare likes to describe Phil as his musical soul mate.
From beginning to end, listeners will hear the pair's innate instincts, the perfect partnership, the gorgeous groove of two friends making music. "We love jazz beyond the traditional sense," says Albare. "I think that Jazz of the 21st Century is all encompassing. There are no limits."
That thought is evident as Albare and Phil Turcio come together as Urbanity.
Don't miss their first album: Urban Soul.
They are joined by Gerry Pantazis on drums and Peter Mollica on bass.
ON THE NEWS
"Albare's music recalls that of the Bulgarian guitarist Hristo Vitchev, who has coined the term "heartmony," which he defines as "the simultaneous combination of feelings and emotions, especially when produced by experiences, memories, and stimulations pleasing to the heart, body, and soul." This describes Albare's current offerings very well." JAZZTIME (USA)
"If the path we're moving along is as smooth and beautiful as guitarist Albare sonically paints it on this June 2013 release, we are in for good times indeed! This Australian player's deft strings take me back to my earliest lessons in jazz listening..." Improvisation Nation (USA)
"Albare has blossomed into a celebrated jazz guitarist who also directs the Melbourne International Jazz Festival amid other jazz-related endeavors. Here, he focuses on melodic textures via a breezy gait, employing a synth guitar and six-string electric while exhibiting an unhurried or building-block approach to soloing." All About Jazz New York
"Airy and melodic throughout, it atmospherically embraces the fusion era of the 60s and 70s with grace, intelligence, mellifluous sinuousness, and a raft of influences ranging from Martino to Szabo to Metheny to Akkerman to Jan Schaeffer. What really strikes my ears, though, are the compositions themselves and the quartet's handling of them-not just the playing in and of itself but the amount of thought given to create an unflagging multi-leveled timbre", FAME (USA)
"Modern jazz guitar in the United States has become somewhat predictable. Only a handful of artists are venturing post the accepted norms as "the business" continues to point the way for players looking to have something more meaningful than a career playing some of the finer venues in New York. Albare comes to us via Australia but brings an exciting if not eclectic mix of Moroccan influences to the more mainstream lyrically oriented contemporary genre that is so prevalent in this country." NotJustJazz (USA)
"A prolific player that shows he doesn't have to be way out there to make his point and have himself heard, it really is like Wes Montgomery riding the space shuttle that'll take us to Mars." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record Review (USA)
"For the uninitiated, the sound of Albare can best be linked to the classic Wes Montgomery meets George Benson riff pulled off with flair and precision. There is one." - Brent Black, Critical Jazz
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
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A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
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SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.