The Chris Mason-Battley Group, one of Aotearoa's most successful jazz groups, teams up with Richard Nunns, the leading exponent of traditional Māori instruments to create a uniquely "New Zealand" jazz album.
The album brings together two distinct musical sensibilities and explores their similarities and differences through improvisation: Māori instrumentation and European jazz forge new paths within the evolving musical landscape of Aotearoa/New Zealand. From intimate conversations between koauau and saxophone to dynamic, emotive group improvisations - this is a journey for performer and audience alike, exploring new territory in the dialogue between Māori and European art forms.
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1 sound disc (55 min., 15 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lidya Tahuna Caravan Park; Tairua; Te Henga; The Ninth Bell; Two Worlds Suite: Gone; Two Worlds Suite: Okareka; Two Worlds Suite: Two Worlds, Three Voices
Rattle RAT D012