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"This is such a good album that it's difficult to know which superlatives to start with.... This is state-of-the-art modern jazz at the highest level" Eric Myers, The Australian (4 1/2 stars)

"Not only is the composing and improvising exceptional, it’s the Vampires’ best-recorded album, too."
"…carrying faint (and thrilling) echoes of the Art Ensemble of Chicago." John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald 4 stars

“simpler nature, yet equally expressive soundscapes… reminiscent of the fusion 'milestone' Bitches Brew.” Freidrich Kunzman, All About Jazz 4 stars

Two years on from their highly praised work The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke, The Vampires return with a new offering: Pacifica.

Whilst Pacifica sees the Vampires return to the classic chord-less quartet format, the new album is an evolution of the band's sound, leaning further into recording production. Fourteen new tracks feature the band’s primary compositional voices of saxophonist Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Nick Garbett, whilst adding tracks for the first time by bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso.

With the band now living in different parts of the world - Alex Boneham is an established presence in Los Angeles whilst Nick Garbett lives in Lampedusa, Italy, Pacifica is as much a celebration of the band coming together as it is about their deep, long-standing musical kinship.

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released February 15, 2019

Label: Earshift Music distributed in Australia by MGM, UK by Proper and Germany by Herbie Martin Music

Jeremy Rose – saxophones and bass clarinet, piano
Nick Garbett – trumpet,
Alex Boneham – acoustic and electric bass,
Alex Masso – drums and percussion

Recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios, Camperdown NSW Australia

Mastered by Michael Lynch

Photography by Nick Garbett
Design by Pat Harris

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The Vampires Sydney, Australia

The Vampires are trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent from Australia, having gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. Creating a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, the band has garnered praise from Downbeat (“phenomenal”), UK Guardian (“seductive genre hopping creativity”), and All About Jazz (“gold all over”). ... more

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