Delayed Reaction

Phil Broadhurst Quartet

BEST JAZZ ALBUM finalist 2012

Phil Broadhurst’s Delayed Reaction was inspired by the life and work of the great French pianist, Michel Petrucciani.

Phil is one of New Zealand’s finest and most revered jazz pianists and composers. For the last number of years (since the release of his previous album, The Road Home), Phil has studied Petrucciani’s music, and Delayed Reaction features five Broadhurst compositions inspired by the French master, and five pieces penned by Petrucciani which Phil and his superb quartet have reinterpreted.

Phil Broadhurst (piano)
Roger Manins (sax)
Olivier Holland (bass)
Alain Koetsier (drums)
Featuring Julie Mason (vocals on “La Champagne”) and Mike Booth (trumpet on “Pat”)

Produced by Phil Broadhurst
Engineered by Steve Garden
Cover photography by Cameron Broadhyrst
Designed by UnkleFranc
Printing by Studio Q


Released: 29 August 2011
Catalogue: IA-1001


Phil Broadhurst’s Delayed Reaction is the deepest, most sincere, most meaningful form of tribute that one musician can pay another. Petrucciani’s life-affirming spirit is unmistakably present here, but so too is Phil’s personal understanding of Petrucciani’s music and the new directions derived from it, which is surely the way Petrucciani would have wanted it.
— Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times