University of Queensland on July the 8th and 9th 2012.
“Wood and Wire” are the very elements that give acoustic
instruments their beautiful characteristics. The acoustic bass, the
Electric bass and Grand piano are instruments that owe their sonic qualities too these two elements, and, as it turns
out they are the three instruments that are the focal point of this recording.
“Wood and Wire” is David’s second release after “BassBoy” which was released in 2008. “Wood and Wire” was recorded at the University of Queensland in the Nickson room. The Nickson room was discovered as an ideal location for this type of recording because of its beautiful high ceilings and amazing Steinway piano. This setting enabled all in the group the chance to interact as if they were performing live to an audience. This approach called for complete takes of tunes with no chance of overdubs. Each of the tracks on this album are whole takes with no editing and have been selected for the vibe they posses and not necessarily the most “note perfect” take.
All of the compositions on “Wood and Wire” are David Galea’s original works with the exception of ‘Sea of Shells” which was a collaboration between David Galea, Trent Bryson Dean and David Dwyer.
The personnel on “Wood and Wire” boasts some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, including James Whiting on Vibraphone, Ben Carr on Saxophone, Cleon Barraclough on piano, Chris Poulsen on Piano, Trent Bryson Dean on Drums, Joshua Hatcher Alto saxophone and David Galea, Electric and Acoustic bass.