Tunes by Toby Wren
“A thrilling ride with some unexpected detours... Everything Must Go was recorded in a day. With a quartet this good, who needs longer?” Courier-Mail.
“Timeless and unaffected... sweet, bluesy and inscrutable...” Courier-Mail.
“A full ringing tone and suppleness of melodic invention.” Limelight Magazine.
“Every track is a masterpiece... a significant contribution to Australian jazz.” jazz.org.au
Toby Wren is a jazz guitarist and composer best known for his contemporary jazz ensemble The Toby Wren Trio/Quartet and his South Indian crossover project the Carnatic Jazz Experiment. Toby has a gestural and dynamic approach to improvisation, influenced by his training as a composer and an interest in rhythm which has recently seen him study and collaborate with leading Carnatic musicians from Chennai, India.
Toby teaches jazz guitar at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where he is also completing a PhD that examines cross-cultural music making. His research blog can be found at www.carnaticjazzexperiment.com