Wellington’s NZ Festival takes place over February/March of 2018 – earlier tonight the full programme was announced – along with theatre, comedy, dance, visual arts – a separate Writers Week and many multi-discipline acts there’s a stunning music line-up. David Byrne, Thundercat, Grizzly Bear, Perfume Genius, Anne Sofie Von Otter, The Staves and Cecile McLorin Salvant w/ […]
Welcome to episode 79 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I had a chat a few months back with Jonathan Crayford. He’s a pianist, bassist – multi-instrumentalist in fact. He works as a solo act, as part of a duo with Ross Burge (Spanner), in trios and other small […]
It’s been a big week of podcast-edits for me, and as well as layering in loads of music (often instrumentals) I’ve been listening to lots of instrumental music even when not editing. There are some new and old favourites here. Something for everyone, hopefully. Five things that I dig at any rate.
Dog Dog Rattle When I first heard Kevin Field’s piano playing – nearly two decades ago now – I likened it to the work McCoy Tyner offered up on several key John Coltrane recordings. There was just something there in the tone, in the spacing, the phrasing – and there it is again toward the […]
Jonathan Crayford Dark Light Rattle I’ll listen to Jonathan Crayford play anything – any instrument, any line-up, any context – because he’s a seriously good musician. But my favourite way to hear him is at the piano in charge of a trio. I’m not sure if this is because it’s where/how he is best suited […]
Crayford Sellers Dyne Our Own Sweet Way Rattle I admire Rattle’s commitment to great music and to beautiful packaging. The CD might be dead but for those still whispering long live the CD Rattle provide some hope, some belief in the product/artefact. Jonathan Crayford (piano), Roger Sellers (drums) and Paul Dyne (bass) are three of […]