[ Rattle Jazz / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 7 September 2018
Antipodes is a collective of New Zealand, Australian, and European jazz musicians co-led by pianist Luke Sweeting and saxophonist Jake Baxendale. Their compositions are drawn from diverse influences - modern New York jazz meets Swedish indie pop and European free improv - performed with an emphasis on emotive melodic soundscapes and open improvisation.
"I was taken aback by their sophistication … how perfect were the harmonies of the front liners … the sound merging so neatly and satisfyingly … [with an] air of clarity and refinement. Classy playing with deep intent." - Eric Pozza, Canberra Jazz