[ Rhythmethod Records New Zealand / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 29 October 2007
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Crayford's 'Big Foot' features the legendary underground pianist alongside his long time friend and cohort Riki Gooch (Eru Dangerspiel), plus singers Emma Paki, Lisa Tomlins and a guest appearance by Hollie Smith.
Jonathan Crayford's 'Big Foot' features the legendary underground pianist alongside his long time friend and cohort Riki Gooch (Eru Dangerspiel), plus singers Emma Paki, Lisa Tomlins and a guest appearance by Hollie Smith.
Big Foot was recorded at Trident Studios, Wellington, engineered by Andrew Downes and mixed by Mike Gibson.
The tracks were recorded live with Rikki Gooch on drums and Crayford on Hammond organ, Rhodes, Clavinet, Mini Moog, bass, flute, bass clarinet and percussion.
The idea was to generate the kind of feeling they'd get at their live gigs, putting down something special each time, leaving Crayford and Gooch to mull over what, if anything, needed to be added.
"I've collected so many instruments I had to put them all to work. These are tunes I played with Riki and others at our regular gig at Havana Bar for a couple of years, music I wrote to express some kind of feeling I had at the time - often to do with growing up in NZ. I've also taken the opportunity to indulge my impersonations of various characters I have encountered or made up and put a few jokes and skits as interludes, there is even a car ad in the middle".
- Jonathan Crayford
1. Big Foot
2. Can You Hear The Birds?
6. Jewel City
7. It's You