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.
Reviews of first three Way Out West albums
Video shot during recording of 'Anthony Blaise' at Allan Eaton Studios in St Kilda.