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SHOL - Self-Titled

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"SHOL have certainly developed a most engaging sound and their original pieces reflect a committment to thoughtful, intelligent composition." - Jack Beamish. Jazz Spectrum

It is with great pleasure Newmarket Music announces the forthcoming release of SHOL's self titled debut album.

SHOL's music has its roots in the band's love of hard bop and free jazz, paying homage to the masters - Miles Davis, Coltrane, Shorter, Blakey, Cecil Taylor, Mingus, Monk; the list goes on. Yet this uniquely Australian sound lives completely in the present day, imbued with a sense of energetic urgency that unreservedly demands attention. 

Each member of SHOL is a composer in their own right, drawing upon the influences and experiences that have molded and shaped them throughout their individual musical pilgrimages. SHOL's engaging and rich palette is infused and defined by the collective sum of these five musical narratives.

The founding members of SHOL - trumpeter Christopher Skepper and pianist Harrison - started working as a duo in 2004, exploring original compositions that blended the immediacy of free improvisation with the structure of contemporary jazz, and the texture of industrial soundscapes. 

SHOL's musical journey moved into a new phase once drummer Chris Lewis and bassist John O'Hagan joined the group, adding rhythmic sophistication and solid groove to the mix. With saxophonist Chris Pappas expanding and consolidating the lineup in 2012, the circle was complete. the group unearthed a deep-rooted awareness of unity and the true sound of SHOL was born.

Sit back and enjoy the ride!






1. Don't Know

2. Inner Sense of Beauty

3. The Persian Princess

4. Beauty Freestyler

5. The Peace Within

6. A Journey Within

7. Slow Sevenths

8. The Meeting

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