4.00pm-5.00pm, Saturday 4th November 2017, Holy Trinity Cathedral
Antelodic is an instrumental trio formed in 2012 by members of Melbourne contemporary jazz ensemble Cleverhorse. Led by Robbie Melville, the ensemble features the unique combination of guitar with two saxophones – Gideon Brazil on tenor and Monty Mackenzie on alto. Beginning as an experiment in which the saxophones worked as a rhythm section whilst the guitar became the melodic voice, the music of Antelodic was developed following the birth of Melville’s second daughter. For four years the trio has experimented with various compositional styles and arranging techniques, developing a unique sound that spans chamber jazz and contemporary classical.
The music of Antelodic draws equally on the jazz aesthetic of Jimmy Giuffre, the singer-songwriter tradition of Joni Mitchell, the deep soul of Krystle Warren, the atmospheric impressionism of Debussy, the folk stylings of Lau and the experimental sonic journeys of Bill Frisell. Gentle, optimistic, lyrical and engaging.