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Adam Melville
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Kiwi soprano saxophonist.
Kiwi soprano saxophonist.

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The Melancholy Babes at Snails
I forgot to post a photo of The Melancholy Babes gig. Snails in Palmerston North was the third stop (of five) on the trio’s North Island tour supporting the release of their fourth album, Shingles .  It was nice timing to hear Jeff live, having just spent t...
The Melancholy Babes at Snails
The Melancholy Babes at Snails
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Music for Commuting: C.L Bob and Steve Lacy
A couple of discs doing the rounds recently -  C. L. Bob’s Stereoscope and Steve Lacy’s Wordless . After many years apart I’m reacquainting myself with the former, which will eventually make its way into a NZ Jazz post. The latter is the earliest example I ...
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Stroma and The Jac
Jasmine Lovell-Smith 's "Cerulean Haze" was premiered by Stroma and The Jac as part of the Vox Fem concert that featured women composers whilst celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. It was a long day, but I'm glad I got along. It had me ...
Stroma and The Jac
Stroma and The Jac
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“Hey Babe!” Remembering Roger Sellers
Following a long illness, the one and only Roger Sellers passed away on 14 June. Over the past 37 years (plus he had an earlier stint here during the 60s too), Roger was a integral part of the New Zealand jazz scene. And during that time he must have made h...
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Nice to see a packed crowd checking out the Lex French Quartet at Rogue and Vagabond on Sunday night. Lex French (trpt) Tyson Smith (g) Johnny Lawrence (b) Cory Champion (d)
When You Get There.....
When You Get There.....
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NZ Jazz: Mike Nock - Beginning and End of Knowing
Mike Nock:  Beginning and End of Knowing ( Fourth Way Records ) Nock (piano) Laurence Pike (drums/sampler) 2015 I started this series last September with Nock's Vicissitudes,  so it seems rather appropriate to feature another from Mike one year on....plus i...
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Music for Commuting: Lacy, Garrett, Nock, The Melody Four
This week drive(s) featured a nice bit of variety. I hadn't listened to Kenny Garrett's Triology in years, but as I was boxing up my CDs for the move, I decided to keep this one out and it has been nice to revisit it. The two Lacy albums, Stamps  and Wordle...
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Music for Communting: Mike Nock Duos with Pike and Liebman
Accompanying the drive today: Beginning and End of Knowing  and Duologue.  I'll write more on the former later this month. And eventually I'll probably get around to writing something on the Liebman disc too. Both are highly recommended.
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The soothing sounds of Prez
The Kansas City Sessions (Commodore) I could ramble on passionately about this recording till the cows come home. But in the meantime, I’ll just add that the 1938 session with Prez, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones is some...
The soothing sounds of Prez
The soothing sounds of Prez
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NZ Jazz: Kim Paterson - Impending Journey
Kim Paterson: Impending Journey (Tap Records) Kim Paterson (trpt/flugel), Jason Jones (ts) Kevin Field and Mark de Clive-Lowe (p) Greg Tuohey (g) Cameron Undy and Kevin Haines (b) Nicholas McBride (d) Miguel Fuentes (percussion) 1997 As a new stage of my li...
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