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by Jacqueline Gawler

A sumptuous and electrifying feast of vocal misadventure by one of Australia's most original and sensuous singer/songwriters. These are songs of incandescent beauty - stories of humanness, the end of the world, sweaty men & singing flight attendants.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dirt Philosopher
4:20 $1.69
2. Ambrosia
4:56 $1.69
3. On My Skin
6:08 $1.69
4. When Passengers Write Poetry And Flight Attendants Sing
5:15 $1.69
5. Sahara Nights
3:57 $1.69
6. Goodnight My Little Darling
5:13 $1.69
7. Varkala
3:52 $1.69
8. Black Hole Sun
6:10 $1.69
9. God Only Knows
4:55 $1.69
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Album Notes
‘Forget kangaroos, boomerangs, outback, INXS, AC / DC or Men at Work…
One of the most pleasant surprises of the year comes from [Australia] and her name is Jacqueline Gawler…Her album is a delicious mix of beautiful ballads, world music, mature arrangements and powerful lyrics. Her voice ranges from delicate, almost childlike, to jazzy seductress…Influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to the Beatles, and meeting Salif Keita along the way, make each song a unique experience and leave you wanting more. Your finger hits repeat almost automatically after the last track… What fascinates about ‘Ambrosia’ is the complete absence of fear of risk-taking… ‘On My Skin’ is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time…’ A Vida De Solteiro (online magazine) BRAZIL

In her stunning debut album Ambrosia ('food of the gods'), Australian singer/songwriter Jacqueline Gawler traverses eclectic musical terrain with an alternative/indie edge. Her searing compositions are underpinned by a rich harmonic language, while integrating quirky pop nuances, kitsch vocal harmonies, subtle programming, formidable basslines and unapologetic rock moments. Augmented by Gawler's silken voice and feisty delivery, this album showcases 9 songs of incandescent beauty - stories of humanness, the end of the world, sweaty men, bloated goats and singing flight attendants - presenting voluptuous ballads alongside languid rock anthems, angelic vocal layering, intricate world-inspired grooves and sensuous poetry. Best listened to in its full-length format, Ambrosia takes listeners on a soulful, humorous and sonic journey through elements of the mind, the heart and the natural world.

'Effortlessly fluid vocals' The Age, Melbourne 'Sultry...' Ausjazz Blog

‘Extremely tasty…a killer album…’ Superfluity, RRR FM

Ambrosia is delivered by the well-schooled and multi-instrumental Jacqueline Gawler Band, featuring some of Melbourne's finest improvising musicians: Jacqueline Gawler (voice, piano, nord electro 73, kalimba, music box, chimes, shekere, bells, shakers), Fran Swinn (guitars, loops), Christopher Hale (electric bass, acoustic bass guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, pandeiro, surdo, agogô) & Ben Hendry (drums, percussion) plus special guests Eugene Ball (trumpet), Ben Gillespie (voice, trombone), Anthony Schultz (piano accordion), Simone Lang (cajôn) & Tamara Murphy (double bass) with additional programming by Hadyn Buxton. Engineered, mixed & mastered by Hadyn Buxton. Produced by Jacqueline Gawler & Hadyn Buxton.

‘Jacqueline Gawler is an impressive talent...(She) has formidable vocal chops, displaying a command of rhythm, melody and breath control... Her vocals, redolent of brilliant jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson, brim with warmth and clarity.’ Mike Roots, ReviewYou.com

Jacqueline Gawler is a long-standing singer/composer and creative force with award-winning iconic Australian vocal group Coco's Lunch, whose 7 original albums have received a host of awards and nominations including ARIA, USA Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, APRA & Australian World Music Awards. She also trained intensively as a West African percussionist in Senegal & Indonesia, and performs as a singer/percussionist with Drummergirl. Jacqueline is also a highly regarded singer of Brazilian jazz in the Portuguese language, and in 2009 recorded with some of Brazil's most legendary musicians and Grammy award winners in Rio De Janeiro during a 6 month stint, as well as recording the music clip to Sahara Nights (from CD Ambrosia). She is one of Australia's most original improvising vocalists, and performs with ensembles such as Stoneflower, the Picturebox Orchestra, the Jacqueline Gawler Band, Fran Swinn Trio and Freedman Fellowship award winner Christopher Hale's 'Sylvan Coda', as well as performing internationally as a freelance singer.




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