Cross Now is the second Rattle Jazz release from Auckland-based trio, Samsom Nacey Haines. The tracks on their previous album (Oxide, RAT-J-1004) were written by the individual members of the trio, but for this album the material was jointly composed. The result is a particularly coherent and focused work, with each piece contributing equally to a strikingly original and strong album from one of New Zealand's finest and widely acclaimed jazz ensembles.
"Beautifully recorded at Roundhead Studios by Neil Baldock and given substantial but sensitive packaging by Rattle, this is the kind of local jazz album which can only come from that internal chemistry in a band of like-minded but different players who have taken the time to work together, listen to each other and make the connections." – Graham Reid, Elsewhere
Click below to hear audio samples and download individual tracks:
- Broken Tones
- Conversations with Dr Small
- Cross Now
- Happy Dance
- The Remarkable Mr Hopkins
- Song For Xavier
- …with eyes averted...
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Rattle Records/SOUNZ licence: available to download