29 November 2017 - The Jelly Rolls "The Phantom Canoe" release @ The Thirsty Dog

29 November 2017 - The Jelly Rolls "The Phantom Canoe" release @ The Thirsty Dog
Wednesday, 29 November
The Jelly Rolls "The Phantom Canoe" release
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue
The Thirsty Dog
469 Karangahape Rd
Ponsonby
Auckland
Entry: 
Cover
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Presale Tickets
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$20 Door charge
$15 CJC members / students
$10 Student members

Featuring

Ben Wilcock - piano
Dan Yeabsley - bass
John Rae - drums

BEN WILCOCK & THE JELLY ROLLS release 'THE PHANTOM CANOE’

In January 2017 pianist Ben Wilcock set about composing an album of instrumental jazz inspired by Te Arawa legends of the Rotorua region.

"I thought why not write about where I live, like the saying, 'write about what you know’. I wanted to write about the area of Rotorua and the lakes."

The result is the Jelly Rolls’ third album ‘The Phantom Canoe’, which features nine interpretations of four different beloved narratives.
‘Kataore' (the taniwha dragon) is a passionate tango and opens the album.

The well known love story of ‘Hinemoa and Tutanekai' is interpreted in three variations, one including a cameo bass saxophone appearance by Dan Yeabsley.
‘Man and his Dog’ tells the tale of Ihenga’s discovery of Lake Rotoiti, along with his dog - ‘Potakatawhiti’.

The album concludes with The Phantom Canoe suite, which includes a chilling portrayal of the famous sighting of a ghost ship on Lake Tarawera, days before the 1886 eruption. Swamp Thing and Jonathan Buttler Trio percussionist Michael Barker features on the vibraphone.

‘The Phantom Canoe’ was released at a sell out show as part of The Wellington Jazz Festival on June 10, the anniversary of the Mt Tarawera eruption. A Rotorua release concert is in the planning.

The album can be found at www.thickrecords.co.nz as a download, and is available on Thick Records’ (NZ) USB card series, packaged with high quality audio, a 12 min documentary and ‘moving liner notes’ designed by award winning artist Riley Claxton.
Available now at: www.thickrecords.co.nz / www.benwilcock.com

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