The Rogue's regular Sunday afternoon jazz. Funky, jazzy, soulful jazz. Pizza, beer, jazz, on a Sunday perfect!
This week featuring local group 'The Woods'.
‘The Woods’ are a quartet from Wellington, NZ, playing original instrumental music. Their influences are broad, taking in jazz artists like Pharoah Sanders and Henry Threadgill, the blues of John Lee Hooker, Zimbabwe highlife, Peruvian mountain music, Ethio Jazz etc.
Members of ‘The Woods’ have featured in a number of Wellington bands including The Noveltones, Mean Bones, Kita, Little Bushman, The Phoenix Foundation.
Their debut EP ‘Manyana’ and follow up EP ‘Magic Ocean Tree’ are both available on Bandcamp.
The Woods are:
Blair Latham - Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Guitar
Joe Callwood - Guitar
Tom Callwood - Bass
Rick Cranson - Drums
“A burst of big healthy vibes. A high-intensity chill-out. It’s laid back and cool, but always solid in its groove. I love the range, from sultry blues to pagan ritual, with pretty much everything in between. It’s like latter-day troubadours have come to town. These are great earthy, singable tunes, and everyone of them with a unique twist. The writing and playing are constantly inspired. This is an awesome dose of positively-energised music.” – John Psathas, Composer (Athens Olympic ceremonies)