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When Lovecraft meets Jazz…New music from Reuben Bradley

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Reuben Bradley (drums)
Taylor Eigsti (piano)
Matt Penman (bass)

Dark and mystical, the nightmarish tales of famed horror author H. P. Lovecraft set the tone for Reuben Bradley’s bold new album on Rattle Jazz. Reuben’s previous Rattle Jazz releases, the Tui Award-winning Resonator (2011) and the Tui nominated Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies (2012).

“To me, Lovecraft’s ability to cascade a reader into unexpected places has distinct parallels in the modern form of jazz,” says Bradley. “I really wanted to explore that with this album.”

Augmenting Reuben’s dark and edgy drumming, Taylor Eigsti’s lyrical virtuosity on piano and Matt Penman’s graceful precision on bass compliment the contemporary breadth and depth of Reuben’s complex but always engaging (at times witty) compositions.

‘Clay Horror’ from Cthulhu Rising – From a live gig at the CJC (Creative Jazz Club) in Auckland, New Zealand June 2015.

Promo material courtesy of Rattle.

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