Anita Schwabe Eat Your Greens Rattle I wanted to say something like this is a bunch of old-school jazz-heads playing old school jazz ‘heads’ for old schooled jazzheads – and leave it at that. The assignment ticked off. This is good! And jazz fans should check it. Job done. By all the players. And a rewarding listen.
Manins/Samsom/Benebig/Lockett SHUFFLE Rattle The Rattle label continues to defy the odds, making quality product (actual CDs, lovely covers, liner notes, packaging and production – never ‘just’ the music) and shining a light. Jazz, Maori music, contemporary classic – call it “art” music if you want a catch-all maybe, I like to think of the boutique […]
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 […]