Peter Knight's WAY OUT WEST Featuring Satsuki Odamura

New self-titled album out now on Jazzhead

A unique and alluring sound combining Asian, African and jazz influences.4.5 stars in The Australian 

Winner 2009 Bell Award, ‘Best Australian Jazz Ensemble’

Nominated for 2011 APRA Art Music Awards ‘Award for Excellence’

Nominated for 2008 APRA ‘Jazz Work of the Year’

* * * * * ABC Limelight Magazine

* * * * * Adelaide Advertiser

* * * * 1⁄2 The Australian

* * * * The Age

* * * * Voir Magazine (Montreal)

Way Out West’s sound has been described as “utterly unique” and has earned the band a loyal local following as well as invitations to play some of the largest music festivals and venues in the world in countries including, Korea, Japan, Chile, Norway, England, Italy and Canada.

Led by Peter Knight, Way Out West’s intriguing new project features the Sydney based koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura and builds on the band's long history of integrating Asian instrumentation and approaches in a contemporary setting that infuses these influences with irresistible West African influenced grooves and jazz inflected melodies.

In addition to Peter and Satsuki, Way Out West's line-up for this collaboration features long-time Way Out West members, Ray Pereira (percussion) and Howard Cairns (bass and button accordion), along with the exquisite talents of guitarist Lucas Michailidis playing bottleneck and acoustic guitars, and drummer Rajiv Jayaweera.

Way Out West new album follows their three previous releases: Footscray Station (Newmarket Music 2003), Old Grooves for New Streets (Jazzhead 2007), The Effects of Weather (Jazzhead 2010).

Reviews of first three Way Out West albums

Video shot during recording of 'Anthony Blaise' at Allan Eaton Studios in St Kilda.