An album of lead sheets to accompany this CD is available here.
Refractions is the first outing on Rattle Jazz from Wellington-‐based guitarist/composer, Nick Granville, here joined by the Auckland dream-‐team of Roger Manins (sax), Olivier Holland (bass) and Ron Samsom (drums).
All of the tunes for this album were the result of Nick’s study of (and respect for) the music of American jazz luminary, guitarist John Scofield – one of the most distinctive voices in jazz for more than 30-‐years. While the Scofield influence is evident throughout, the dominant voice on Refractions is unmistakably that of Nick and his exceptional sidemen.
But this album is far more than a mere homage. Nick pursues his personal artistic vision with a single-‐minded rigour that nods to the past, enriches the present, and produces a new combination of elements that look to the future.
Recorded by John Kim and David Ryland at the Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland, November 2012. Mixed and mastered by Steve Garden, July 2013.
Click below to hear audio samples:
- Blues Suite
- Pinched Nerve
- Blues for Les
- Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs
- Gloves Off
- New Orleans on a Long Lead
- Muddy Side Up