The Idea of North

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For the audio documentary by Glenn Gould, see Solitude Trilogy.
The Idea of North
The Idea of North Chapel Off Chapel 2008.jpg
The Idea of North live in concert at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne in November 2008.
Background information
Origin Australia
Genres A cappella
Jazz
Years active 1993–present
Labels Magnetic Records
ABC Jazz
Website www.idea.com.au
Members Sally Cameron
Naomi Crellin
Nick Begbie
Andrew Piper
Past members Megan Corson
Trish Delaney-Brown

The Idea of North are an Australian a cappella vocal ensemble, founded in Canberra in 1993.[1] The group's name is taken from radio broadcasts of pianist Glenn Gould.[2]

The group are generally referred to as a jazz quartet,[3][4] but sing a wide variety of styles including, but not limited to, jazz, pop, R&B, classical, folk, soul and gospel.[5][6]

Australian jazz musician James Morrison referred to the Idea of North as "the best contemporary a cappella group in the country".[7] In 2005 the group were awarded the awards for best jazz album and best jazz song in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.[8]

In 2010, the Idea of North won the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for best jazz album for their sixth studio album, Feels Like Spring (in collaboration with James Morrison).

In 2013, the Idea of North won the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for best jazz album for their ninth studio album, Smile.

Members[edit]

The Idea of North Fly By Night 2008.jpg

The four members of the group are:

In late 2011 through to mid 2012, Joy Hague covered for Naomi Crellin while she was on maternity leave, until Crellin returned in late 2012. Meg Corson (alto) left the group between the production of The Sum Of Us and Here & Now and Crellin took her place.[9] Trish Delaney-Brown left in early 2008 after being on maternity leave the previous year. Her stand-in, Sally Cameron, became a permanent member in her place.[10]

Discography[edit]

  • The Idea of North (1997)
  • The Sum of Us (2001)
  • Here & Now (2003)
  • Evidence (2004)
  • The Gospel Project (2006)
  • Live at the Powerhouse (CD and DVD, 2007)
  • Feels Like Spring (collaboration with James Morrison, 2010)
  • Extraordinary Tale (2011)
  • This Christmas (2012)
  • Smile (2013)

Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award for Best Jazz Album - Smile
  • 2013 Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) Award for Favourtie Oceanic Group
  • 2013 BankSA Best Music Award - The Adelaide Fringe 2013 [11]
  • 2011 Limelight Magazine Award for Best Jazz Recording - Extraordinary Tale
  • 2011 Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) Award for Favourtie Oceanic Group
  • 2010 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award for Best Jazz Album - Feels Like Spring
  • 2010 Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) Award for Favourtie Oceanic Group
  • 2005 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) Award for Best Jazz Album - Evidence
  • 2005 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) Award for Best Jazz Song - Rachel
  • 2003 Won the 'Harmony Sweepstakes' Open A Cappella Competition in the US, including awards for 'Audience Favourite' and 'Best Original Arrangement'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Loretta (27 July 2007), "Magnetic North", Herald Sun 
  2. ^ Banks, Ron (14 June 2004), "Evidence of a distinctive Idea", The West Australian 
  3. ^ Derdeyn, Stuart (5 August 2010), "In need of a name, but smart to peel off Banana Four", Vancouver Province 
  4. ^ "US May Hear Idea Of North", Illawarra Mercury, 3 July 1998 
  5. ^ "Makes me wanna sing", Canberra Times, 24 March 2009 
  6. ^ "Quartet returns home", The Chronicle (Canberra), 24 March 2009 
  7. ^ "Makes me wanna sing", Canberra Times, 24 March 2009 
  8. ^ Eriksson, Boel (17 December 2008), "Jazz vocals define Idea of North", Northern District Times 
  9. ^ Foster, Michael (4 June 2002), "Idea 'loves' to perform at home.", Canberra Times 
  10. ^ "Quartet on song", The Advertiser, 12 February 2008 
  11. ^ "Adelaide Fringe 2013 Award Winners". Adelaide Fringe. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

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