Exploring the textural possibilities between piano and woodwind instruments, Lok and Keys is an original jazz duo collaboration between pianist and composer Jeremy Woolhouse and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Lachlan Davidson.
Using Jeremy’s compositions as a starting place, the duo aim to let the music dictate the instrumentation and arrangement style. Rife with improvisation, the resulting music is full of playful interaction. The lively rapport between these two musicians is positively delightful.
Compositionally based in the jazz genre, references to European, South American and world music traditions emerge. Straying momentarily into conventional forms, the music boasts a fresh and contemporary character.
Lachlan Davidson is a skilled exponent of saxophone, but equally adept on flute, clarinet, oboe and other woodwind instruments. Aside from his own group Unlokked, he performs with the Australian Art Orchestra, MSO, the Melbourne Saxophone Quartet and Daryl Mckenzie Jazz Orchestra. His recording and performance credits range from Stevie Wonder and John Farnham, to Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. An accomplished composer and arranger, his work has been featured on TV shows Dancing with the Stars and It Takes Two. Lachlan is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and great music and was teacher, resident arranger and composer at Presbyterian Ladies' College for many years.
As a pianist and composer, Jeremy Woolhouse has been commended for lyrical melodies and elegant use of harmony. He received critical acclaim for recordings and performance in his original jazz-tango group Estuary Three and jazz trio Woolhouse-Michailidis-Robertson. Jeremy performs as a leader and sideman for a number of outstanding jazz projects in Melbourne’s jazz club and concert venues.