The Nathan Haines Octet Opera House, Wellington, 8pm Saturday, June 12 Headlining this year’s Jazz Festival The Nathan Haines Octet – and, yes, we all know how lucky we are to be seeing anything in this climate, so no issues about an all-local line-up for this year’s festival, but also Nathan Haines is an internationally […]
Alan Brown Wind and Wire (Independent/alanbrown.co.nz) Auckland-based pianist and keyboard player Alan Brown has a long history of session work – in jazz particularly. He’s toured, been a sideman and he releases his own solo piano endeavours.
Alan Brown Composure (Independent/alanbrown.co.nz) Auckland-based composer and musician Alan Brown has been part of various scenes including some jazz/fusion/funk and now solo/ambient. In 2014 he recorded a three-hour session of solo piano – just him and a Steinway in the Concert Chamber of the Auckland Town Hall. He added some synths, some very subtle treatments, […]
Alan Brown Silent Observer (Independent/alanbrown.co.nz) Alan Brown is an Auckland-based musician who has been part of ensembles (including work with Nathan Haines and his own 90s jazz-funk band, Blue Train) but here Brown is solo. This album built out of one three-hour set of improvisations – just Brown parked up behind the Steinway at the […]