Loretta Palmeiro Changing the Face and Sound of Jazz
In this week’s series Changing the Face of Jazz, which focuses on young women instrumentalists, the featured musician is saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Loretta Palmeiro. Loretta has been a member of and soloist in a wide range of ensembles which have made an important impact on Australian music, including the Sirens, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra, and the quintet which is one of her main projects personally, Spyglass Gypsies. And the diversity in the music these ensembles play shows how broad Loretta’s musical interests are. From her first experiences in playing the violin, Loretta moved on quickly to the piano and was attracted to the saxophone, literally, by the sounds she heard drifting across her school playground. For this profile, Loretta has provided original music not available on CD: a version of Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, in a duet with guitarist Richard Ashby; a live recording from the Divergence Big Band; and improvisated duets recorded with pianist Mark Isaacs under their chosen name Some of Two Parts ( which is the name of the duet, not the recordings) The Some of Two Parts recordings can be downloaded from Sound Cloud.
This profile in Changing the Face of Jazz went to air on Eastside as part of Jazz Made in Australia on February 13th, and can be heard in full, here: