The Art of Collaboration

Jazz chanteuse Simone Waddell has collaborated with Australia’s leading jazz musicians to pay homage to five iconic Australian hits; Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil), Burn For You (John Farnham), Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House), The Horses (Daryl Braithwaite) and Mystify (INXS) and recontextualise them into the jazz genre. The album also features Simone’s original music.


Track List

  1. Never Be Shaken 
  2. Burn For You (feat. Rai Thistlethwayte & Tommy Emmanuel)
  3. Mystify
  4. Call Those Things
  5. My Diamond (feat. Pat Powell and James Morrison)
  6. Beds Are Burning (feat. Barry Leef)
  7. Fall At Your Feet 
  8. Icing 
  9. The Horses 
  10. You Have Become My Home (feat. Paul Grabowsky)
  11. Slow Down
  12. My Diamond (Ballad)


Featuring some of the greatest talents in Australian Jazz: Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Rai Thistlewayte, Paul Grabowsky, and more!

Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Erik Zobler, brings his world class mixing skills to the album. Erik’s credits include Miles Davis, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Sara Vaughn and Dianne Reeves.

The album’s producer, the legendary Jim Kelly, is considered one of the best jazz producers in Australia today. His understated, sophisticated musical arrangements on the Art of Collaboration are a testament to his jazz mastery.

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The art of collaboration