On the latest Rattle label release two Kiwis interpret the slyly witty cabaret songs of an obscure American songwriting duo.
GARY STEEL waxes passionately about a rather extraordinary release that is much, much more than just another solo piano album.
Stick three improvising musicians in a hotel room for some spontaneous action and what do you get? Something special, writes GARY STEEL.
Sometimes musical contemplation is just what the doctor ordered and Small Worlds massaged GARY STEEL’s aural cavities in just the right way.
You can hear his music in Peter Jackson’s movies and he once played guitar for The Muttonbirds. GARY STEEL reviews David Long’s new album.
He’s our best classical artist and concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia. RICHARD BETTS has a wide-ranging conversation with Andrew Beer.
In the first of a new series celebrating the 30th anniversary of New Zealand record label Rattle, GARY STEEL takes a look at its debut release from 1991.
Just when you weren’t expecting it: a jazz trio album that really does deserve your attention.