Sean Wayland Discography
As a leader/coleader :
year : 1992
band name : Banana
label/catalog number : Larrikin
This CD features vocalist Lily Dior and compositions by Sean, Cameron Undy, Peter Zografakis and Simon Ashton.
Sean's debut CD. Bassist is Adam Armstrong and drummer is Nick McBride.
" Stolen Van"
A recording of jazz versions of pop tunes heavily featuring the music of Steely Dan. Some lovely string arrangements by Sean (if I do say so myself) of Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) and Song of Sand (Suzanne Vega). Adam Armstrong is the bassist again and the drummer is Simon Barker.
Sean hits the Big Apple for the first time and records with a stellar rhythm section of Adam Nussbuam (drums) and Dennis Irwin (bass). Sean patented the use of the "one harness" in this album of original music dedicated to his now defunct car. Stevo was destroyed in the great hail of '99.
Highlights of Sean's relocation to New York in 1999. Also included are some tracks from "the shed" sessions at Sean's house in Leichardt, Australia. Musician's include Seamus Blake, Steve Kirby, Alvester Garnett, Sam Lipman, Nick McBride, James Muller and Brett Hirst.
"The Colossus of Rhodes"
Recorded in New York with Matt Penman and Jochen Reuckert, this is the 4th album of original compositions I have released under my own name.
"South Pacific Soul"
This will hopefully be remembered by someone as my jazz-rock CD.
Sean Wayland Trio
With Jochen Ruckert and Matt Penman, recorded in New York, September 2002.
With James Muller, Chad Wackerman, Nick Mcbride, Felix Bloxsom, Andrew Gander, Brett Hirst and Phil Stack. Recorded in Sydney.
Solo piano compositions and improvisations . 2 tracks feature synthesizers . Other tracks are acoustic piano only.
Recorded in NY with Matt Penman, Jochen Rueckert, Donny McCaslin,Will Vinson and James Muller.
Sean Wayland and the Headmasters
"I am sun"
A Cd of contemporary songs featuring vocalists Justine Clark, Virna Sanzone, Lily Dior, Robynne Dunn and Elana Stone. Pioneering Jazz/ Soft OZ ROCK genre.
A funky CD with Keith Carlock (drums), Tim LeFebvre (bass), Adam Rogers (guitar), James Muller (Guitar), Ronnie Cooter (vocals) and Matt Clohesy (Bass).
"Live at 55 bar dec 2009"
Recorded live in New York with Mark Guiliana ( drums ) and Jeff Hanley ( bass )
"The show must go on"
Sean Wayland Sideman recording credits
DVD : " Somethin' Grand "
Imagine me singing while Ray, Ronen Itsik, Bill Carrothers and Michael Obien support me. Cant imagine it? I guess you will have to check it out then.
Song "Somethin Grand" co-written with Madeleine and Larry Klein
Gabriela is married to Wayne Krantz who produced this album and played guitars .
A lovely singer an interpreter of Brazlian music .
"East third" Single
"Songs from the Belfry"
I was pretty surprised and delighted when Robyne asked me to sing BV's on her CD. It's finally here and it's a beautiful CD. A gem of an Australian songwriter and singer.
"live gig download"
"Paths and Streams"
Matt recorded my composition "Sun" (also recorded by Banana on "Groovive". It's a great CD. Genuine emotion and a lovely tranquility to the whole thing. Plenty of great tunes and playing by my Australian contemporaries.
Sean composed 2 tunes on James' Cd. "Stacked" and "Honeycombs". James rocks the house with the big boys from New York.
Sean plays organ. Steve plays his A#se off on the guitar.
Jazzgroove Mothership Orch
"Plays Mike Nock"
Sean play's piano and contributes an arrangement of Mike's tune "Nata Lagal". This CD is a f#$ken OZ classic!
Australian Singer. I wrote some string quartet parts. Lucinda liked the viola part best, so she just isolated that microphone in the mixdown.
"In the garden of wild things"
I played piano and keyboards on Elana's first CD. Shortly afterwards I gave her a piano lesson and she decided to play for herself. I should have known better. Elana is a great composer and performer if you haven't seen her.
Me and Matt Mcmahon and James Muller and Clayton Doley play keyboards on this CD. Steve shows his tastefull British/Australian pop roots in the writing. Stacks of great singers.
I composed the tune "Child" which Lily recorded on this CD. Lily and the band reworked some of my harmony to their own tastes.
Recorded in New York, September 2002 with my good friend Phil Bernhardt on drums. A fine guitarist and appreciator of the finer things in life.
I wrote some tunes for this CD, helped engineer and produce, and also released it on my label. Well worth the effort to locate a copy .
"Upon my Camel"
I play piano on this CD of Tim's. I miss playing with Tim. What a brilliant talent ...
We used to play the song "Gimme some of that" in Banana. Lily wrote her own lyrics and recorded it. Some of my fondest musical memories are of Lily singing my songs. A standout in my mind which I will never forget is a little gig at the Hopetoun we did with Arne Hanna, Hamish Stuart and Alex Hewetson.