Mon 4 Mar 2013 to Sun 10 Mar 2013

by Origami

‘The Usefulness of Art’ is the second album from prolific Melbourne saxophonist Adam Simmons and his trio Origami. Joined by Howard Cairns on bass and Anthony Baker behind the kit, Simmons presents a collection of new compositions that illustrate the intimacy and immediacy of this acoustic jazz trio gorgeously recorded by engineer Myles Mumford.

Where the debut Origami album ‘The Blues of Joy’ saw multi-instrumentalist Simmons exclusively playing alto sax, this new disc features Simmons performing only the bass clarinet. In combination with Cairns and Baker, the result is an album of true beauty and spiritual depth. ‘The Usefulness of Art’ is out on Fat Rain Music.

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