Australianjazz.net Editor Miriam Zolin talks to vibraphonist Craig Beard (‘Beardsy’) and the NPCO’s Gemma Turvey ahead of their upcoming concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday 31st July.
“Turvey approached Beardsy originally to work on a song for the NCPO recording Landscapes for a Mind’s Eye. The song, called ‘Turquoise’, ‘cried out for vibraphone’. She says it became one of the most popular tracks on the recording.
‘And we had such a great time playing with him at the CD Launch performances that I’ve been wanting to showcase him again at the first opportunity.’