New album from Brendan Clarke featuring Joe Farnsworth now available!

Brendan Clarke & Jo Farnsworth Live in Sydney_Cover-min

After a fortuitous meeting in New York City in September 2015, award winning Sydney jazz double bassist and legendary New York drummer Joe Farnsworth decided to join forces and embark on a east coast Australian tour in May 2016. Touring as the Joe Farnsworth Prime Time Quartet, Clarke and Farnsworth enlisted the talents of iconic Australian tenor saxophonist Dale Barlow and Chicago born and now Sydney based pianist John Harkins to complete the line up.

The band played hard swinging and high energy sell out shows led by the charismatic master drummer Farnsworth in Sydney, Brisbane, Mullumbimby, Lismore, Wollongong, Newcastle and Canberra to rapturous and overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences.

The material on this album was recorded live at Foundry 616 in Sydney and represents the quartet at the height of its powers on the penultimate night of the tour.

The Joe Farnsworth Prime Time Quartet will be touring Australia again in May 2017.



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© Brendan Clarke 2014