Loretta Palmeiro – Soprano Saxophone
Mark Isaacs - Piano
Sound recording/engineering by Andrew Scott
Recording location - Bonnet Bay NSW on 20/2/15
Built on a jazz/contemporary classical bedrock and with folkloric elements, Two Parts mimic and play, complement and contradict, create and evolve in real-time composition. Musical qualities of the Iberian Peninsula such as flamenco and fado are also visited. What results can be brash, delicate, passionate or furious. But this is just the beginning…
Devastatingly accomplished pianist and composer Mark Isaacs has been exploring the spirit of “duende”, the dark and soulful current that can run through even the most animated music. In meeting and playing spontaneous inventions with creatively versatile saxophonist Loretta Palmeiro he found a like-minded soul and a spirited duo was born.
Loretta is the consummate saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. She is an Australian Arts Council recipient, director of Alma Orquestra and a founding member of the Spyglass Gypsies. Loretta also plays with the Divergence and Sydney Jazz Orchestras, Mara, and Anna Salleh’s Brazil and beyond. Like Isaacs, Loretta's studies in music originated in the classical hemisphere and were coupled with an explorative passion for improvised music.
Some of Two Parts perform all original compositions by Mark and Loretta.
How do you describe music? All the usual adjectives for good music would fit my description of Loretta and Mark's "Some of Two Parts" collaboration. The music is indeed warm, excessive, honest, brilliant, educated, virtuosic, creative, innovative etc. In terms of sound it's hard to think of contemporary musicians extracting more beautiful tones from their chosen instruments. That in itself represents a lifelong devotion to musical performance. There is also a great balance between simplicity, innovation and variation.
Beyond the adjectives it's lovely music!
Sean Wayland – NY based Australian born jazz composer & pianist
Thank you so much for an incredible night of music. You and Mark took us somewhere else – loved it!
Antony Gullick – Music Educator and Australian Premier’s Award Recipient, Founder of CASA: Cuba Arts, Sports & Adventure and “Hot Havana Horns” Big Band Festival in Cuba.
Oh god! I think I just died and was resurrected.
Daniel Rojas – Piano virtuoso & composer, lecturer at University of Sydney and Sydney Conservatorium
Loretta Palmeiro and Mark Isaacs unite as Some Of Two Parts to create music that is immediately engaging on so many levels. The ear and heart are transported through modern pastoral melodies, improvisations, abstract nuances, and a narrative that embraces contemporary classical, European folk, and jazz. I love their music.
Guy Strazz – Guitar virtuoso and lecturer
Organic, Virtuosic, Playful, Pure - It’s a delight to share the journey these two talented musicians make through their shared universe of sound.
Anna Salleh – Journalist, Vocalist & Director of “Brazil and Beyond”
Beautiful, complex, I’m blown away! What a wonderful collaboration.
Belinda Holland –Jazz Vocalist & Fine Artist
Amazing performance! Really took the audience somewhere special
Nathan Johnson – Communications Graduate UWS
WOW. Love it.
Eduardo Gait - Pilot at Atlas Air
- Improvised Music