This gig was one of the highlights of the weekend for me. Gian and Linda's duo this year covered quite different material to 2011, this time focussing mainly on their own compositions. And the acoustic of the Cathedral was a more suitable venue than the WPAC hall to hear the hauntingly beautiful interplay of soaring voice and rapid-fire, rhythmic bass. A third unexpected instrument - a ferocious thunderstorm - joined in part the way through, only enhancing the acoustic texture. I hope we don't have to wait another four years for another performance of this duo.
Gian Slater (voice) and Linda Oh (bass) and Ferocious Thunderstorm performing in Holy Trinity Cathedral at the 2015 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz