Oxide is the second album from Auckland-based jazz trio, Samsom Nacey Haines, an entirely self-penned set of very fine New Zealand jazz. Their debut, Open to Suggestions, was very well received critically and commercially. This new album features material from all members of the trio, but the dominant compositional voice is Dixon's. There is impressive melodic, harmonic and rhythmic subtlety in the writing that is sure to reward the attentive listener. The intuitive dialogue between the players is compelling. The keen sense of a shared language and intuition is never exclusive or unwelcoming.
Oxide will appeal to listeners with an appreciation for the beauty and joy found in the very best jazz.
"Auckland's Rattle label – which has an unimpeachable track record in releasing beautifully produced, impressively packaged, often award-winning contemporary classical and elsewhere albums – now makes a serious foray into jazz..."
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere
Click below to hear audio samples and download individual tracks:
- Bad Lamb
- Finish My Sentence
- Tribute to JM
- Ten Down
- The Lion
- The All Nighter
- Come What May
- Silent Surface
- Nickel Allergy
- Tricks of the Trade
This MP3 album is also available in High-Resolution audio. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rattle Records/SOUNZ licence: available to download