The Green Hour

The Jac

The album opens with Sons of Thunder, which deservedly won the inaugural ‘Jazz Composer of the Year’ award for composer Callum Allardice in 2016. Callum won the same award the following year for Deep Thought off the forthcoming Rattle album Good Winter by his group, Antipodes. But Sons of Thunder is only one of seven stunning original new works on this album, beautifully recorded by Tom O’Connor and superbly performed by this excellent Wellington ensemble.

Lex French (trumpet), Jake Baxendale (alto saxophone), Chris Buckland (tenor saxophone), Matthew Allison (trombone), Daniel Millward (piano), Callum Allardice (guitar), Nick Tipping (bass), Shaun Anderson (drums)

Produced by The Jac and Michael Bell, recorded by Thom O’Connor and Michael Bell at Orange Studio, Christchurch, mixed by Steve Garden and The Jac, designed by UnkleFranc, photography by Andrew Leontarou, printed by Studio Q

This album was made possible with funding from Creative New Zealand, and support from Victoria University of Wellington. All compositions © The Jac 2014.

Released: 14 October 2015
Catalogue: RAT-J-1029