Within and Without Jeremy Rose Earshift This third album by award-winning, Sydneybased saxophonist-composer Jeremy Rose has him in collaboration with American jazz guitar luminary Kurt Rosenwinkel, together with the Berlin rhythm section of bassist Andreas Lang and drummer Tobias Backhaus alongside Sydney pianist Jackson Harrison. Rose has a PhD in composition and releases with his co-led projects including the Vampires, the 17-piece Earshift Orchestra, the Strides and Compass Quartet. Within this set of eight originals is one by Harrison, plus an unexpected arrangement of the Australian folk song Flashjack, with its melodic guitar introductory chorus followed by a jazz-flavoured ensemble sequence. A fitting intro to Strange Doors is out of tempo at first, then breaks into a sax-led chorus with swinging piano phrasings and added bass clarinet effects, while Zombie is suitably mechanical with some floating clarinet and ensemble sequences plus an exploratory alto solo. Afensou opens with a tom-tom rhythm that continues under the bop-style theme with some solo guitar and piano work, ultimately returning to the tom-toms. The title track suggests simultaneous opposing forces; enchantment and anguish, hope and despair. The title is also inspired by James Turrell’s Skyspace installation at the National Gallery of Australia, Within Without, which transforms colour. The music was written in a time of great change in Rose’s life; the tumultuous end of a relationship, introspective travels through Morocco and Indonesia, and new-found creative inspiration. Rose describes the album as “opposing forces of attraction and repulsion, joy and anguish, hope and despair, pain and ecstasy”.