Samsom Nacey Haines

Campbell Rae Dyne

Al Campbell (guitar)

John Rae (drums)

Paul Dyne (bass)



Al Campbell, John Rae and Paul Dyne recorded Storm in a Teacup after a series of gigs when Al was briefly in Wellington early in 2011. It was an impromptu session, which lent an attractive freshness and vitality to the performances. Perhaps more than any other Jazz Series release so far, Storm in a Teacup exudes one of the fundamental qualities of good jazz - joy. All ten tracks on the album are uninhibited examples of jazz at its most sincere and unpretentious. The playing is superb, the recording is excellent, and the music is honest and infectious.

 


 

Al Campbell

Al Campbell was born Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1979. He lived and worked in the UK (London and Nottingham) after completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours in jazz guitar at NZSM. He now lives and working in Melbourne Australia.

 

John Rae

John Rae was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966, and recorded his first album at age 16 with legendary Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith.  He has recorded over 30 albums, and as a member of the acclaimed Brian Kellock Trio has backed a who’s-who of top international jazz musicians.  Since moving to NZ with his family in 2005, John has continued his busy playing and recording activities, and was composer in residence at the New Zealand School of Music for 2009-2010.

Paul Dyne

Paul Dyne lived in Montreal, Canada from 1970 to 1980, working with numerous top Canadian musicians as well as U.S. jazz legends Sonny Stitt (alto sax) and Pepper Adams (baritone sax).  Since returning to New Zealand in 1980, Paul has played on an array of radio programmes and albums. He remains a first choice for visiting international artists, which have included Lee Konitz, Emily Remler, Bruce Forman, Bill Cunliffe, Ralph Sutton, Bobby Shew, Mike Nock, Andrew Hill, Darrell Grant, Scott Hamilton, and many others.  Between 1989 and 2002, Paul was the Head of Jazz at the New Zrealand School of Music. He continues to be a vital presence within the Wellington jazz scene.