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by Ian Patterson
Not to be confused with Saturn's most famous jazz son, the Sunwrae Ensemble is the creation of Rae Howell, a multi-instrumentalist who has gained widespread recognition in her native Australia as a composer of highly original music which simmers somewhere between cinematic score, modern classical composition, and chamber jazz of a distinctly progressive variety. Recorded at Melbourne's Thornbury Theatre in 2009, Rae orchestrates various configurations of piano, string quartet, double-bass and drums, harp, vibraphone and flute, through an intriguing set ...read more