Black Money – Pass The Rainbow

John McAll

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Black Money


An immersion into wildness and freedom.

Known for his great versatility, groove based jazz and contemporary harmonic edge, Black Money is an original project of pianist and composer John McAll.

About the concert

His performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates the release of Black Money’s fourth album, Pass The Rainbow, a name which describes the inheritance of musical colour and depth of field via McAll’s mentor Tony Gould.

Drawing from a broad palette of musical styles, Black Money harkens back to the rhythmic roots of jazz. Influenced by early stomp and boogie, their performances inspire immersion into an earlier wildness and freedom now lost in many sub genres of modern jazz.

Imbued with dark humour and offset with buoyancy and brightness, Black Money delivers fun grooves with a palpable edge.

Praise for Black Money

‘I have always associated John McAll with widescreen cinematic performances, the big stage and large productions, but his work with Black Money is edgy and often darkly humorous.’ Roger Mitchell (Ausjazz)

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Anton Delecca saxophone, clarinet
James Macaulay trombone
Nic Ryan-Glenie trumpet
Aaron McCoullough drums
Paddy Fitzgerald double bass
John McAll piano


John McAll
Pass the Rainbow
Blind Faith
I’m a Fool to Want You
Mystery Machine

Prince Nelson
Jungle Love

House of the Rising Sun

John McAll

Clarence Williams
I Need A Little Sugar in My Bowl

John McAll
Garage Jazz


This production is part of the following series: