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