Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape. With their new release “This is the Moment” (Release Date: September 8th, 2017), led by bassist Nathan Brown, the trio does just that. Joined on the new release by Felix Lemerle on guitar and Peter Traunmueller on drums, Brown and his comrades show why their musicianship and compositional skills are gaining the attention they deserve. The new release is a collection of original compositions along with interpretations of selections from Walter Davis Jr, Grant Green, Leslie Bricusse and Frederik Hollander. Jump on board with the Nathan Brown Trio and enjoy the ride.
Nathan Brown Trio
Featuring: Mark Lockett (d), Sam Nakamura (g) and Nathan Brown (b) Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017 Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St. Time: 8pm Price: $20 General, $15 Members and Students with ID
“Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen.” Nat Hentoff
“David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for triangles.” Patrick Hinely/Jazz Magazine
David Friesen (USA) has recorded over 65 CD’s as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/or recorded with Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Hubbard, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Elvin Jones, Jack Dejohnette, and many others.
October 2017 sees David on tour around New Zealand, promoting his latest album “another time another place”, recorded live at the Creative Jazz Club (Auckland) in 2015, released through Rattle NZ. Accompanying David are band mates Dixon Nacey (guitar) and Reuben Bradley (drums), both acclaimed musicians in their own right
David will be holding a workshop at the Pyramid Club on Friday 20 October at 6pm, $10.
David Friesen Trio
Featuring: Dixon Nacey (g) and Reuben Bradley (d) and David Friesen (b) Date: Fri 20 Oct 2017 Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St. Time: 8pm Price: $20 General, $15 Members, Students with ID $10
Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc., and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.
“Highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz… creative, intense and superb.” – Edward Blanco, E-JazzNews
Nick Hempton Trio
Featuring: Mark Lockett (d), Michael Story (b) and Nick Hempton (s) Date: Thurs 5 Oct 2017 Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St. Time: 8pm Price: $20 General, $15 Members and Students with ID