Recorded live on June 4, 2009 at The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, at the final performance of Sunwrae’s 2009 Australian National Tour. It features 7 tracks (autumn never fall, rainlessness, desert walk, soluble sun ii, poly, the machine & chinook winds) performed by a 9-piece ensemble on piano, vibraphone, string quartet, harp, alto flute, double bass & drums, led by Director Rae Howell.
“These refreshingly underivative, striking compositions are all highlights—though it is safe to say that this live recording underlines Rae’s credentials as a composer and arranger of some originality and no shortage of imagination, and as a musician with a flair for melody, lyricism, and haunting drama. Most impressive, indeed.” (Ian Patterson, All About Jazz).
(audio example above is the work Chinook Winds)