Dark Light

Jonathan Crayford

2015 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR finalist

Pianist Jonathan Crayford’s exceptional Dark Light features two of the most remarkable musicians on the New York jazz scene, drummer Dan Weiss and bassist Ben Street.

"... this piano trio album lead by the multi-faceted Jonathan Crayford (who is at home on Latin music as he is on soundtracks), is a quiet gem, easily among the finest in the Rattle catalogue. If you thought the piano trio idiom had been played out, then come back for this one. You will be surprised, engrossed, entertained and perhaps even somewhat in awe at what they manage within the format. It's early days, but if this isn't New Zealand's jazz album of the year it could only be because Rattle pull another nugget out of the bag. Terrific." — Graham Reid, Elsewhere

Produced by Jonathan Crayford, recorded by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, mixed by Steve Garden at the Garden Shed, designed by Carolyn van Hoeve of UnkleFranc,printed by Dave Trotter of Studio Q

Released: 30 April 2014
Catalogue: RAT-J-1020