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The Rodger Fox Big Band: Plays New Zealand

Read "Plays New Zealand" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although trombonist Rodger Fox has somehow managed to keep New Zealand's finest big band alive and swinging for more than four decades, the band has never devoted an entire album to music written and arranged by New Zealanders--until now. That's not to say that Fox and the band have ignored music from their home country. Over ...

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Flaubert's Dance

Label: Rattle Records (New Zealand)
Released: 2013
Track listing: First Shot; Integrity; Flaubert’s Dance; Straight and Narrow; Stretched; The 21st, Domain; Loping; Scoreless.

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Phil Broadhurst Quartet: Flaubert's Dance

Read "Flaubert's Dance" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


The nineteenth century author Gustave Flaubert was famous for his phrase le mot juste, meaning “the right word." Flaubert believed in exactitude of expression, and his work is a testament to the harmony that results from precision. It's therefore not surprising that New Zealand pianist Phil Broadhurst has invoked the author on his superb Flaubert's Dance. ...

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Delayed Reaction

Label: Ia (independent Artists)
Released: 2012
Track listing: Brazilian Like; Delayed Reaction; Guadeloupe; Orange; Matai Bay; Pat; Looking Up; La Champagne; Edward; One Night in the Hotel.

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Phil Broadhurst Quartet: Delayed Reaction

Read "Delayed Reaction" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


For several decades now, pianist Phil Broadhurst has been one of New Zealand's most essential jazz musicians. In addition to his active performance schedule, he is head of the Jazz Studies department at the New Zealand School of Music in Auckland, he hosts a weekly nationwide broadcast called “The Art of Jazz," and he is co-author ...


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