Albums

The Air BendersThe AirBenders

The morning after a mad gig The Airbenders headed to the studio to capture some of the magic we found onstage. After a solid day of recording the result is a beautiful swinging album with soaring solos by James Muller, the swinging drums of Andrew Dickeson, all underpinned by the mighty Hammond Organ of Paul White. Featuring the music of Mike Stewart, Paul White, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcheson and Cal Massey.

The Airbenders - The Airbenders


Mike Stewart Big Band

Mike Stewart Big Band"Collectively Speaking"

This album is a collection of original compositions from South Australian writers that was placed in the Top 10 Big Band releases of 2009 by California Jazz Radio.

Featuring the music of leader Mike Stewart as well as Tom Pulford, Dave McEvoy, Mark Ferguson, Nick Mulder, and Adam Lutley. The album also features great soloists such as Dave McEvoy, Mat Sheens, Chris Soole, Warren Heading, Tom Pulford, Tim Bowen, Adam Lutely, Nick Mulder and former drummer Ben Todd.


Serenity

Mike Stewart - Serenity CDSerenity is the culmination of nearly three years study and performance in New York with some of the finest jazz musicians on the planet.

The session was organised and produced by internationally acclaimed trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis and featured three of the most in-demand jazz musicians in New York - Renee Rosnes piano, Todd Coolman bass and Lewis Nash drums.

It was recorded at Bennetts studios, one of the most popular jazz recording studios in the New York area and was engineered and mixed by Dae Bennett (son of famed vocalist Tony Bennett) on December 20th 2005 and mastered in Sydney at Studio 301 in August 2006.

The end result is a strong, hard swinging record with a wonderful spirit superb sonic quality. The compositions featured are either Mike's own original compositions written during his stay in New York, or are arrangements of standards written specifically for this session.

The record will be available in Australia shortly, please contact Mike for more details.

Tunes:

Just One of Those Tunes – M. Stewart
Ugly Beauty – T. Monk
Hello and Goodbye – M.Stewart
The Cat (is not a coffee table) – M. Stewart
Serenity – J. Henderson
Kids are Pretty People – T. Jones
Invitation – Bronislau/Kaper
Chelsea Bridge – B.Strayhorn