Jack Woodbury inst. 19-20 Rattle Jack Woodbury is a Wellington-based composer and audio engineer. And this set of numbered, untitled instrumental pieces comes from two audiovisual installations made across 2019 and 2020 (CORROSE and A Tree Falls).
Phil Broadhurst Soliloquy Rattle Phil Broadhurst’s final album was recorded in late 2019 and released in June of 2020 following his death, aged 70, in April. It is a beautiful set of spontaneous compositions, solo piano improvisations that were recorded at home – with thanks to Rattle head Steve Garden and engineer John Kim who […]
Steve Barry / Judy Bailey Elements Rattle Kiwi-born, Australian-based pianist Steve Barry studied under the Australian-based, Kiwi-born Judy Bailey and they quickly discovered kinship so Elements was recorded as a set of spontaneous pieces, duelling pianos working in tandem to create improvisatory works that hint at twilight moods and surprising shadows.
Matthew Marshall Fragments Rattle I’m part of a small gang singing the praises of Rattle Records. I’m sure they label wants that group to group to grow. I sure did which is why if they keep putting out great product I’ll keep singing their praises.
Dixon Nacey The Edge of Chaos Rattle Auckland-based guitarist and teacher Dixon Nacey has recorded for Rattle previously as part of the trio Samson Nacey Haines – here with a record under his own name he pulls together a few of the usual suspects (Kevin Field on piano, Roger Manins manning the saxes, Andy Keegan […]
Al Fraser Toitu Te Puoro Rattle Alistair Fraser has been a prolific composer and collaborator across the last decade – working as part of projects or with bands including The Whoolshed Sessions, STROMA, NZ String Quartet, Trinity Roots and the NZSO. Raised in Dunedin – and surrounding himself with conventional band instruments – Fraser then moved to Wellington to […]
Al Fraser / Phil Boniface Ponguru Rattle Al Fraser and Phil Boniface first worked together some 20 years ago, both were studying jazz performance at Massey University’s Conservatorium of Music – now known as the NZ School of Music. They’ve taken different paths since – Al is now one of the leading performers of traditional […]
Welcome to episode 77 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I had a chat with Steve Garden. He’s the guy behind Rattle Records – though before he was a recording engineer, record producer and label owner he was a damn fine drummer. If you click on the link across […]