Tag Archives: John Sangster

BIRDS OF PARADISE

Browsing the ‘Cover Pairs’ posts for the compilation/deletion project, I came across SEABIRD [COVER POST #37]. Having written on Chick Corea’s Return to Forever—my first ECM album and a record that still brings great enjoyment—it’s time to tell you about a favourite feel-good album, Paradise Volume One by Australian composer/musician John Sangster. Now Mr Sangster […]

RETURN TO MIDDLE EARTH

Perhaps it was the screening of the Hobbit films on TV this week, but for some reason I found myself wanting to revisit Middle Earth to wrap up of the Lord Of The Rings series from a few months ago. It returns us to where we began, with John Sangster and Hobbits. Sangster has written a […]

PROLOGUE: CONCERNING HOBBITS, AND OTHER MATTERS

Needing to choose a book to read and reflect upon for a literature project in his Grade 5 class, I was surprised and delighted when the boy asked to borrow The Hobbit. Other than some pathetic attempts to conquer Lego: Lord of the Rings on the Play Station, we haven’t really done much Tolkien in the family […]

SEABIRD [COVERART PAIR #37]

Chick Corea “Return To Forever”  [ECM 1972]  /  John Sangster “Paradise, Volume 1”  [Trinity 1973] * “Seabird” Alessi Brothers [1976] * The Chick Corea album is often referred to as the first by his subsequent band Return To Forever but this LP was released under his own name. John Sangster was an Australian jazz musician […]