Here’s the second part of my celebration of New Zealand jazz for New Zealand Music Month. This second part covers the 1980s to today. One month cannot encompass all the wonderful groups and players that we have here, but I hope this and the previous post helps to expand your horizons about jazz in New Zealand.
- Martin Winch (guitar) and Kevin Haines (bass)- Tricotism
- Murray McNabb Trio- Dark Window’s
Featuring- Murray McNabb, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.
- Dan Papirany Trio- All the Things You Are
Featuring- Dan Papirany, piano; Pete McGregor, bass, Frank Gibson Jr., drums.
- Hip Flask- Revolution
Featuring- Roger Manins, saxophone; Adam Ponting, piano; Stu Hunter, organ; Brendan Clarke, bass; Toby Hall, drums.
- Nathan Haines- Realisation
Featuring- Nathan Haines, saxophone; Kevin Field, piano; Ben Turua, bass; drums unknown.
- Dixon Nacey- Naima
Featuring- Dixon Nacey, guitar; Olivier Holland, bass; Ron Samsom, drums.
- The Jelly Rolls- It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
Featuring Ben Wilcock, piano; Dan Yeabsley, bass; John Rae, drums.
- The Jac- The Heist
Featuring- Jake Baxendale, alto saxophone/flute; Lex French, trumpet; Chris Buckland, tenor saxophone; Matthew Allison, trombone; Daniel Millward, piano; Callum Allerdice guitar; Nick Tipping, bass; Shaun Anderson, drums.
- Brian Smith Quartet- Footprints
Featuring- Brian Smith, tenor saxophone; Kevin Field, piano; Kevin Haines, bass; Frank Gibson Jr. drums.
- Edwina Thorne Augmented- Red Clay
Featuring Edwina Thorne, flugelhorn; Andrea Groenwald, guitar; Adam Usmani, piano; Nick Taylor, bass; Lenny Church, drums.
- The Troubles- What Now for the Nut Jobs?
- Wellington City Shake ‘Em On Downers- Got My Mojo Working
Featuring- Emma Wollum, accordion and vocals; Oscar Levan, saxophone; Michael Costeloe, trumpet; Cameron Kidby, trombone; Rob Laurent, guitar; Robert Henderson, bass; Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa, drums.
- Neil Watson’s Zen Dogs- I Mean You
Neil Watson, guitar; Lewis McCallum saxophone; Olivier Holland, bass, Ron Samsom, drum.
- Astro Empire- Girl in the Green Dress
Dave Kempton, guitar/vocals; Louis Thompson-Munn, keys/vocals; Ben Hunt, trumpet; Jake Baxendale, tenor sax; Leon Philipsen, bass; Shaun Anderson, drums.
- Jonathan Crayford’s Biggish Band- Greasshopper
Featuring- Jonathan Crayford, keyboards; Rachelle Eastwood, flute; Bridget Kelly, clarinet; Lex French, trumpet; Blair Latham, tenor sax; Dan Yeabsley, baritone sax; Terry Crayford, sousaphone; Dan Ryland, guitar; Rio Hemopo, bass; Rick Cranson, drums; Estère Dalton vocals.
- Nick Granville Trio
Featuring- Nick Granville, guitar; Colin Hemmingsen, saxophone; Rowan Clark, bass.