Lex French (trumpet)
Jake Baxendale (alto saxophone)
Chris Buckland (tenor saxophone)
Matthew Allison (trombone)
Daniel Milward (piano)
Callum Allardice (guitar)
Nick Tipping (bass)
Shaun Anderson (drums)
“With four horns up front, Wellington ensemble The Jac assault the senses in the best possible way.” – Jon Fenton
The Jac follow their 2014 Rattle debut, Best Jazz Album finalist Nerve with The Green Hour, an album of seven self-penned compositions that give every member of the ensemble ample scope to shine – particularly the composers!
Recorded at Orange Studios in Christchurch, The Green Hour is every bit as dynamic and intelligent as its predecessor, a confident, assured, highly literate example of contemporary jazz ensemble writing and performing.
The quality of the compositions are striking for their seemingly effortlessly negotiated complexity, and equally fluent melodicism. The Jac are deliciously vociferous musicians, and their evident love of music is infectious. If you’re a fan of ensemble jazz, and particularly the kind of jazz that seeks a dialogue with the best contemporary excursions into the genre, The Green Hour is a must.
– Rattle Records
- Callum Allardice - Sons of Thunder 09:18
- Callum Allardice - Anthem 02:11
- Jake Baxendale - The Green Hour 07:42
- Callum Allardice - The Heist 11:38
- Jake Baxendale - Andalucia 11:15
- Daniel Milward - Anomaly 09:29
- Jake Baxendale - Magellan 15:31