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The Rattle Jazz Series aspires to become the home of innovative New Zealand jazz. Talented newcomers and seasoned masters are invited to push musical boundaries, and Rattle will bring its award-winning pursuit of excellence to the service of the most innovative composers and performers in New Zealand jazz today.

     

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  T H E   T U I   J A Z Z   A W A R D S 
 T H R E E   F R O M   T H R E E   F O R   R A T T L E

 

This year the Tui Awards for Best Jazz Album was an all Rattle affair, and we couldn't be happier. Apart from the fact that all three albums are superb, the clean sweep affirms Rattle's vision for a contemporary jazz series that champions creative excellence. Congratulations to The Jac (Nerve), Dog (Dog), and Jonathan Crayford (Dark Light) for producing the most outstanding New Zealand jazz releases of the year. Great work guys, and very well deserved!

Of course there can only be one winner, so it gives us great pleasure to announce that the 2015 Tui Award for Best Jazz Album went to Dog. By any standard this album is exceptional, and we couldn’t be happier for Roger, Olivier, Kevin and Ron. It goes without saying that the standard of work being procuded by New Zealand composers and musicians is world-class, as anyone who heard the set Dog played on the CJC stage at Tauranga will surely agree. Woof woof chaps!

To celebrate our success at the Jazz Awards, we’re discounting the entire Rattle Jazz catalogue by 20% from now until the end of Music Month, Sunday May 31. Simply add your albums or downloads to cart then type TUI into the coupon box at checkout to activate the discount.



CTHULHU RISING
Reuben Bradley

CONCERTI
Michael Houstoun with the
Rodger Fox Big Band

CTHULHU RISING 
Dark and mystical, the nightmarish stories of H. P. Lovecraft set the tone for Reuben Bradley’s new release on Rattle Jazz, Cthulhu Rising. One of the most intelligent and musically rigorous releases of the Jazz series to date, the album features two-time Grammy-nominated American pianist, Taylor Eigsti, and the equally exceptional New Zealand-born bass player, Matt Penman. The album will be released at a concert at Old St Paul's Church in Wellington, June 7, 8pm. Tickets $25 Book here

CONCERTI
It may seem an incongruous pairing on the face of it, but Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox have something very deep in common - they love music, and it shows.Concerti, their first recording together, is comprised of four substantial arrangements for jazz orchestra and concert piano that straddles two worlds to celebrate a common musical language. And it kicks! The album will be released at a concert at the Wellington Opera House, June 7, 3pm. Tickets $39 Book here


ACE TONE
Ron Samsom and the
Neutrino Funk Experience

PANACEA
Phil Broadhurst Quintet

ACE TONE
A regular sideman on numerous Rattle Jazz releases, Ron Samsom's first album as band leader is an affectionate, no-holds-barred, pumping homage to 70's jazz funk. Ace Tone bristles with energy and attitude, evident not only in the forward-leaning thrust of the performances and depth of generic rigour of the compositions, but also the gritty, full-frontal muscularity of the recording. 

PANACEA
The tracks on Panacea, the third instalment in what Phil Broadhurst loosely regards as his 'Dedication Trilogy' (following Delayed Reaction and Flaubert's Dance), are largely informed by the often-unconscious influences that form the building blocks of a composition. Phil says that these derive not only from the jazz landscape explored in his radio programme The Art of Jazz, but also from experiences arising from playing and teaching.

Nick Tipping reviews Rattle Jazz releases on The Critic's Chair, May 2014


MAUCHAT MAN

TWO

THE CUT
     

UM..

DARK LIGHT

DOG
     

NERVE

REFRACTIONS

CROSS NOW
     

FLAUBERT'S DANCE

MANTIS

WALKABOUT
     

THE HARVEST

SNEAKING OUT

THE TROUBLES
     

STORM IN A TEACUP

ZOO

SEVEN
     

CHATTER

QUEEN'S DIAMOND

OXIDE
     

RESONATOR

TRIO

IRONY
 



C J C   (C R E A T I V E   J A Z Z   C L U B)
 
The Creative Jazz Club (CJC) has moved to a new venue at 1885 Britomart. Concerts are every Wednesday night at 8pm, followed by a jam from 10pm. Rattle wholly supports CJC in their effort to promote NZ jazz, and we encourage all of you to check them out.

To visit the CJC website, join their mailing list, or become a CJC member, click here
 

J A Z Z   R A D I O 
 
• Brian Soundy – UK Jazz Radio London • Go to UK Jazz Radio
• Mark Robinson – Primetime Jazz Radio, Adelaide • Go to Primetime Jazz
• Michael Prescott – 5MBS, Adelaide •
• Jonathan O'Riordan – Radio Active, Wellington • Go to Jonathan's Mixcloud
• Peter McLuskie – Radio Active, Wellington •
• Robert Ratajczak, RadioJAZZ FM, Poland • Go to RadioJAZZ FM
• Midday Jazz with Jackie Anderson, WJAB 90.9 FM, Alabama •
• The A-Trane with Nou Dadoun, CFRO 102.7FM, Vancouver • Go to A-Trane
• Sue Dowling, Eastside Radio, 89.7FM, Sydney • Go to Eastside Radio
• Juan-Carlos Valencia, 2MBS 102.5FM, Sydney •
• Blair Stafford at Straightup.com, Australia •
• Overnight Jazz with Peter Poses, KRFC 88.9FM, Colorado • Go to KRFC 88.9FM
• Joe Cassara, WDNA-FM in Miami • Go to WDNA-FM
• Jazz Today with Pete Butchers, 105FM, Cambridge • Go to 105FM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Broadhurst Quartet