FSH Trio

In late 2009, Rattle took a decisive step towards being a more proactive platform for the emerging New Zealand jazz scene with Irony by FSH Trio.

Featuring pianist Kevin Field, bassist Olivier Holland, and drummer Ron Samson (all regular collaborators on the many Rattle jazz albums that have followed), Irony is comprised original compositions from all members of the trio, reflecting their diverse cultural backgrounds and wide ranging influences. Having played together for five years, the trio has developed a unique musical identity, rich with intimacy, energy, lucidity, and risk, all captured in this fine debut recording.

Produced by Produced by FSH Trio
Engineered by Steve Garden
Design by UnkleFranc

FSH Trio gratefully thank the University of Auckland for its contribution to this project

Released: 11 November 2009
Catalogue: RAT-J-1001

This impressive group essay their ideas with what seems like ease, but driven by keen intelligence. This is an excellent local jazz release, in fact it stands far above some of the international recordings I’ve been hearing lately.
— Graham Reid, Elsewhere