Composed for jazz and classical piano trios, Vicissitudes (Best Jazz Album finalist, 2017) was composed around a set of variations to explore the different approaches the NZTrio and Mike Nock Trio might bring to the same piece of music.

Intended as a way to offer something positive to the people of Christchurch in the wake of the devastating earthquake in 2011, "Vicissitudes" combines the disparate worlds of jazz and classical music to show the strength of the human spirit when faced with seemingly overwhelming obstacles.

Mike Nock (piano), Brett Hirst (bass), James Waples (drums)

Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)

Produced by Mike Nock, recorded by Bob Scott with assistance from Ross Ahern, designed by UnkleFranc, printed by Studio Q

Released: 19 October 2016
Catalogue: RAT-D065