Gratitude And Grief

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    Elixir, one of Australia's finest Jazz trios led by five-time ARIA award-winning singer songwriter Katie Noonan, alongside National Jazz Awarding Saxophonist/Composer Zac Hurren and Australia's master of guitar Stephen Magnusson; are releasing their hugely anticipated third album.

    Over four inspirational years iconic Australian poet cartoonist Michael Leunig and the trio workshopped a selection of his work, it's a truly collaborative album. Interpreting 10 iconic poems by Leunig, Elixir combine spoken word poetry, vocals and sublime jazz improvisation.

    'Love is Born', 'Peace (is my drug)', 'Gratitude and Grief' and 'The Path to Your Door' are amongst the ten classic works Leunig himself will read as an introduction, before each musical interpretation of that samepoem is performed by the trio. They also close their album with their unique take  on 'The Rainbow Connection' - as a small gift of love to the LGBTQI community.


    Primary Format - Music - CD


    Label - Kin Music

    Music Genre - Jazz

    Music Genre Primary - Jazz

    Music Genre Secondary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing


  1. La-La Land (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  2. La-La Land (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  3. The Departed (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  4. The Departed (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  5. Little Tendrils / Love is Born (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  6. Little Tendrils / Love is Born (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  7. Gratitude and Grief (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  8. Gratitude and Grief (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  9. Peace (is my drug) (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  10. Peace (is my drug) (Leunig/Noonan)
  11. Magpie (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  12. Magpie (Leunig/Noonan)
  13. The Smile (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  14. The Smile (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  15. Let it Ring (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  16. Let it Ring (Leunig/Noonan)
  17. The Gentle Hum (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  18. The Gentle Hum (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  19. The Path to Your Door (spoken by Michael Leunig)
  20. The Path to Your Door (Hurren/Leunig/Magnusson/Noonan)
  21. The Rainbow Connection (Williams/Ascher) Reharm. Magnusson


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic concert, fantastic recording! The most improbable mix - Elixir, Michael Leunig and Camerata. Genius. Attended the concert during the Brisbane Festival. Inspiring interpretation of Michael Leunig’s poetry. And while you won’t experience Leunig drawing live, you can kick back and admire his art in the accompanying booklet. Katie Noonan’s voice is stunning, as ever. Amazing synergy, great concept masterfully realised.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gratitude and Grief Absolutely love this album - the combination of Katie Noonan's mesmerising voice, superb fluid accompaniment by Elixir and gentle presence of Michael Leunig himself are balm and refreshment for the soul.
Date published: 2018-10-15
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