(2014) Michael Pignéguy Quartet: Au Privave
brings together an all-star line-up on this snappy quartet album. Michael's characteristic combo arrangement chops are as evident as ever but this time there's a higher percentage of non-orginal material compared to his larger MPS (sextet) recordings which kicked off his career. His rhythmic re-invention of Miles Davis' Four as well as his insightful presentation of Charlie Parker's Au Privave and the standard Beautiful Love sit marvellously alongside Michael's new original compositions. The stellar performances by the accomplished international line up that Michael has assembled for this recording deliver the intent of these musical ideas perfectly. Musicians: Michael Pignéguy (drums), Matthew Jodrell (trumpet & flügel horn), Chris Pattishall (piano), Philip Kuehn (acoustic bass)
(2004) Salamander: Adapt
Salamander was the combined brainchild of Michael Pignéguy, Pete Jeavons and Nathan Winterflood and has grown from its creators' passion for not only jazz and hip-hop, but also funk, drum'n'bass, nu-jazz and world music. In addition to the three founding members, Salamander perform live with vocalist Sian Brown, while also drawing from a pool of other talented Australian-based musicians. Salamander has performed around Australia as well as in Italy.
PERFORMERS: Michael Pignéguy, Nathan 'floods' Winterflood, Peter Jeavons, Sian Brown, Paula Graham, Carl Mackey, Chris Greive, Lo-Key Fu, Trilby Temperley, Matthew Jodrell, Mike Cartwright, Jeremy Greig, DJ Armee, Neil Craig, Tom O'Halloran, Simon Jeans
(Recorded 2003 / Released 2014) CYO'Connor Jazz Suite in Four Movements, Fremantle International Jazz Festival Ensemble.
This four movement work was commissioned for the opening of the 2003 Fremantle International Jazz Festival in Perth, Western Australia, featuring an all-star mixed ensemble of 27 performers. The subject of the commission was the iconic and tragic figure Charles Yelverton O'Connor who changed the course of WA future with his daring engineering projects. The incredible inaugural performance was recorded live and the work has become a study work for secondary music students in Western Australian schools.
Composer and Arranger: Michael Pignéguy, Conductor: Grant Windsor, Saxes: Virginia Mayhew (soprano), Carl Mackey (alto), Jamie Oehlers (tenor), Roger Garrood (baritone + tenor and flute), Brass: Matthew Jodrell (trumpet), Damien Maughan (trumpet), Jordan Murray (trombone), Kieran Hurley (bass trombone), Strings: Jessica Ipkendanz (violin), Stephanie Deen (violin), Kathy Corecig (viola), Peter Grayling (cello), Rhythm Section: Tom O’Halloran (Piano and Synth), Peter Jeavons (Acoustic and Electric Basses), Simon Jeans (acoustic electric guitar), Glenn Rogers (nylon string guitar), Paul Tanner (Marimba, Vibes, Congas, plus auxilary percussion, Chris Tarr (Multi Percussion, Congas and Auxiliary percussion), Michael Pignéguy (Drum kit), Chorale: Sopranos Christina Gronborg, Gosha Slawomirski, Altos Ngaire Greenwood, Courtney Pitman, Tenors Simon Holt, Paul Whitley, Basses James Clayton, Callon Dellar. Sound Mixing and Live Recording: Lee Buddle, Sound production: Triple A, Fold Back: Guy Smith, Technical Co-ordinator: Adam Richards
(2016) Michael Pignéguy: Les Trois Scenes
is a seamless soundscape, taking an endless journey through the musical life of Michael Pigneguy, effectively the soundtrack to his recording years to date. Drawing from all his artistic influences - Latin, world, Arabic, funk, soul & jazz, melding them into a fitting, continuous, journey of highlights spanning more than 60, non-stop minutes.
Artists / Musicians featured include: Michael Pigneguy (Drums, production, keyboards, virtual bass & horns); Baian Reda (oud); Trilby Temperley (production); Noura Sadaka (vocals); Nabil Amarshi (double bass); Chris Coull (harmon trumpet); James Beard (guitar); Anthony Mutharajah (electric bass); Aysha Amani (vocals); Enrick Adam (guitar); Yassine Ayari (ney flute); Chris Coull (trumpets); Nathan ‘floods’ Winterflood (production, vocals); Sian Brown (vocals); Matthew Jodrell (trumpet); Chris Greive (trombone); Carl Mackey (tenor sax, saxophone); Simon Jeans (guitar); Peter Jeavons (acoustic bass, electric bass, production); Paula Graham (vocals); Jeremy Greig (trombone); Iain Robbie (percussion); Tom O’Halloran (keyboards); Paul Tanner (percussion); Hassan Moataz (cello); Chris Pattishall (Piano); Philip Kuehn (Acoustic Bass); David McGregor; Chris Greive (trombone); Russell Holmes (piano); Marcus Dengate (electric and acoustic basses)
(2011) The Awakenings Ensemble: Speak
Bringing together musicians from diverse regions of the globe to create new music is a great passion for The Awakenings Ensemble’s leader - Michael Pignéguy. Capturing the unbridled energy of live performances in Australia and introducing the wizard-like production knowledge of cutting edge producers, then inviting international guests to spend time in the studio, culminated in the release of the debut album SPEAK. This album was recorded in Doha, Dubai, Melbourne and Perth, the musicians who open their souls through the music, hail from Australia, the Ukraine, Lebanon, Tunisia, England, Syria, the USA, Italy, Canada and Egypt.
PRODUCED BY: Michael Pignéguy and Trilby Temperley. PERFORMERS: Michael Pignéguy, Yassine Ayari, Tom O’Halloran, Baian Reda, Simon Jeans, Oleg Polyanskiy, Paul Tanner, James Beard, Noura Sadaka, Carl Mackey, Hassan Moataz, Chris Coull, Jeremy Greig, Cat Hanson, Peter Jeavons, Melody A.K.A. Myla Morestyles, Iain Robbie, Nabil Amarshi, George Oro, Able8 A.K.A David Di Paolo, Tamás Marschall, Dmitri Torchinsky, Matteo Gaspari.
(2003) Michael Pigneguy Sextet: Tableaux
This double album package brings together the complete MPS Live debut album with the group's favourite tracks from the PURE double album featuring and co-produced by Dale Barlow of Art Blakey Jazz Messengers fame.
Musicians: Michael Pignéguy (drums), Dale Barlow (saxes), Carl Mackey (saxes), Chris Greive (trombone), David MacGregor (trumpet), Russell Holmes (piano), Peter Jeavons (acoustic bass), Marcus Dengate (acoustic and electric basses)
(2000) Michael Pignéguy Sextet featuring Dale Barlow: Pure
Australian sax icon Dale Barlow features on and co-produced Pure, the sextet's second album. Barlow's experience performing with the incredible Art Blakey Jazz Messengers is evident on this fine double CD which was recorded with only two stereo pairs of microphones harking back to the techniques used on many classic jazz albums. The group continues to push the boundaries of of composition and arrangement in this format with many fine originals by Michael, Chris Greive, Peter Jeavons and Dale Barlow. Musicians: Michael Pignéguy (drums), Dale Barlow (saxes), Carl Mackey (saxes), Chris Greive (trombone), David MacGregor (trumpet), Russell Holmes (piano), Peter Jeavons (acoustic).
(1998) Michael Pignéguy Sextet: Live
This dynamic debut album of the Michael Pignéguy Sextet was recorded live at the Greenwich Club in Perth, Western Australia where the group performed regularly leading up to the recording. One of the primary aims of the group was to showcase original compositions exploring the many possibilities of the classic sextet format across acoustic jazz and Latin genres The results speak for themselves on this dynamic and extremely inventive albumMusicians: Michael Pignéguy (drums), Carl Mackey (saxes), Chris Greive (trombone), David MacGregor (trumpet), Russell Holmes (piano), Marcus Dengate (acoustic and electric basses)