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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

My solo piano album – “Seeing Sky” – is now available as a digital download from CD Baby.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

12/03/2008

I gave a piano recital at Hateiva in Jaffa, the home of the Israel Contemporary Players (21st Century Ensemble), to support the release of “Seeing Sky”. The concert was totally improvised from start to finish. Amit, the concert organizer, commented:
“Now I understand what you mean by the title Seeing Sky”.
I had quoted my late, respected piano teacher Roger Frampton in the publicity blurb for the concert.
He had told me: “When you improvise, a trap door opens in your head. You can see the sky, the moon and the stars. You want to reach up to touch the sky but if you do the door snaps shut. Improvisation is the act of balancing the will to reach out with the need to keep that trapdoor open.”

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

February 2008.
My solo piano album – “Seeing Sky” has been released.
It is available in Israel at most specialty music stores, in Australia at the Australian Music Centre and online at Jazzis and at CDBaby.

Adam Baruch from Jazzis wrote:
“Australian born pianist / composer John Bostock, living in Israel since the late 1980s is one of the most interesting musicians active in the country.”
His knowledgeable review can be found at

Adam’s review of about my 2004 release – “Journey to Gythia” – was also enthusiastic:
“I can’t imagine a more perfect execution of this music other than what is present on this record. Supported by two marvelous players: Guy Levy on bass and Danny Benedict on drums, this piano trio is truly exceptional, bringing immediate associations with Bill Evans, especially in view of the absolute technical brilliance and fluidity of Bostock’s piano playing, the amazing interplay between the trio members and the romantic, lyrical character of the music. ”
Read the full review at

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

02/06/06

Saxophonist and vocalist – John Tchicai visited Israel last week for the White Nights Festival of Alternative Contemporary music. After he expressed the desire to work with piano and drums the organizers hastily contacted me.
We put together an hour of material (mostly freely improvised) around John’s tunes and the Monk standard Pannonica. The full audience responded ecstatically to John’s playing and singing. It was indeed a privilege to work with such an outstanding and mature musicican. I learnt much from his confidence, demeanour and modesty. He is a real gentleman.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

My CD – Journey to Gythia is available from the CD Baby website. Here is a link to CD Baby.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

My work: “Music For Eight Instruments” was given its premiere performance by the Israel Contemporary Players on the 18th March, 2006, at the Tel Aviv Museum and was recorded at the performance on the 19th March, at the Jerusalem Music Centre.

The Composition department at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, University of Tel Aviv, asked me to lecture, on the subject of my works on Wednesday 15th March, 2006. I enjoyed meeting the students today at the same University where I studied composition.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

Thanks to all those who made it to the performance of my jazz trio at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival. We had a great time and we received some outstanding reviews. (see reviews)