A few choice pieces from a gig in Wellington at The Rogue and Vagabond, circa February 2016.
Callum Allardice and I are going to Korea as part of a great project in the works between The Jac, Wellington Jazz Festival and a group from Korea - watch this space! (Oh yeah, and we're heading to Seoul - so the good Korea, not that other one)Go to The Jac page
The second album by 8-pice modern jazz outfit The Jac. Recorded at Orange Studio in Christchurch, “The Green Hour” expands on the sounds of their first album “Nerve”, offering the more of the same melody driven, long form, lush arrangements.
Another seriously lush package from our friends at Rattle, these things are good enough to put up on your wall! Slick design by UnkleFranc.
Includes unlimited streaming of The Green Hour via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
We’re very pleased to be signed to Rattle Jazz who have put a lot of love into our debut album, NERVE! Featuring 5 compositions by Jake Baxendale and Callum Allardice, this is a generous serving of raw, powerful modern jazz – listen to some tracks and read some of the great reviews below! There’s also a snippet of film from our album release.
“Nerve is a sharp five-track album that bursts with colour and ideas…presents not only wonderful playing but suggests two very talented writers” [dominion post]
“It is a short album but no moment is wasted, and the listener is left wanting more…The combination of beautifully blended instruments and groove is irresistible and highly enjoyable. ”
Check out Jake live at one of these gigs, or check out Jake’s Facebook page!VISIT JAKE’S FACEBOOK PAGE…
It’s New Year’s Eve. You’ve always hated it, the idea of a date where everybody is obliged to celebrate and have a good time. It’s ludicrous, puerile even. You vow that this year, for once, you will stay at home and not bow to the pressure. You will have a cup of tea, settle down and watch Netflix. Continue reading “A Tale of New Year’s Eve”
It’s that time again… the one week of the year when you have loads of jazz gigs, get decent coin and great audiences and generally feel like you haven’t made a terrible mistake somewhere in your life choices… That’s right, it’s the Wellington Jazz Festival!