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Rattledog!

Rattledog!

  • By Greg Crawford
  • Release 4/11/2013
  • Music Genre Jazz
  • Media Format CD
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Rattledog! Liner Notes (Personnel listed below) by Sir Anand Satyanand, former Governor General of New Zealand; Graham Kelly former parliamentarian - both keen members of the Wellington Jazz Club; and Norman Meehan, composer/pianist and Associate Professor at the New Zealand School of Music. Norman: Jazz started happening regularly on Wednesday nights at The Realm in Hataitai in August 2005 and is still running today. In the early days the gig was a trio with Greg Crayford on drums and me on piano. Greg was the leader - he'd secured the gig, made the phone calls and paid for the beer - and he sensibly rotated performers, keeping audiences engaged. This meant the band - 'Pleasure Point' - became a loose collective involving quite a range of jazz musicians from around Wellington, and a few from out of town as well. It's a cool room to play in - there's a fire burning in the winter and the kitchen takes good care of the musicians. Audiences are really positive, and it's become one of those gigs that has just kept on going. The list of musicians who've played there is pretty impressive - some of Wellington's finest, and every time I've been along to play or to listen it's been fun. We actually rehearsed in the earliest days, but one of the cool things about this gig is that there isn't really a set list - musicians play tunes they know and enjoy messing around with them. I don't really know how jazz 'used to be', but if it was as much fun as we've had at The Realm I can see why the music keeps going. Anand/Graham: The name 'Crayford' is synonymous with outstanding jazz - three generations of the family have composed, played, arranged and organised music for decades. Terry, the patriarch, heads this highly musical family. His sons are Greg, who is a talented drummer based in Wellington, and who organised and led the musicians on this recording, and Jonathan, an international jazz pianist presently living and performing in Europe. Then there's Miles, the grandson, another outstanding jazz pianist, currently playing in Chile. Each month Wellington Jazz Club members gather in large numbers at Chicago Bar to listen to fine music over a glass of wine, quality beer and great food. These well-attended events give credence to Wellington publicising itself as the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World'. This particular Sunday was celebrating the excellent jazz Greg has provided at The Realm over the last eight years. Since it's launch in 1954, Bart Howard's "Fly Me To The Moon" has been part of the repertoire of many jazz greats, including Sinatra, Mathis, Vaughan and Tormé. For audience members this tune will now be unforgettable for another reason. At precisely 5:09pm on Sunday, 21 July, 2013, while this concert was being recorded, Wellington singer Simon Jones had launched into his stylish rendition when a 6.6 earthquake struck, heaving, shaking and, sadly, bringing proceedings to a complete halt. Is this a world first? A live jazz recording interrupted by an earthquake? A month later the rerun was held, with music, instruments and equipment recovered, and again the room was packed with fans. This CD is the result - with a title picked to recall the original event, named after the Meehan-penned opening tune. As wave after wave of this eclectic mix of eighteen talented musicians' music swept over an enthusiastic audience, it reinforced just how fortunate we are to be part of the best live jazz in New Zealand. Enjoy Rattledog! Personnel: Greg Crayford - drums/concert director with: Patrick Bleakley - double bass Bruce Brown - vocals James Cameron - double bass/vocals Mike Costeloe - trumpet Terry Crayford - piano/bass Mark Donlon - piano Rafael Ferrer Noel - percussion/vocals Nick Granville - guitar Simon Jones - vocals Andrew London - guitar/vocals Norman Meehan - piano Nils Olsen - saxophones/vocals Ann Pacey - vocals Tessa Quayle - vocals Anita Schwabe - piano Michelle Scullion - flute James Tait-Jamieson - saxophones Nick Tipping - double bass Thanks to: Dick Le Fort - production/editing/mixing Neil Maddaver - concert engineering Russel Dear - photography Joe Garlick - cover design Steve Abrams - arrangements Matt Mulholland - videography.

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Artist: Greg Crawford
Title: Rattledog!
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 4/11/2013
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 9468056974699
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