[ Rattle Jazz / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 October 2019
With this album guitarist Dixon Nacey has produced a knockout debut as bandleader. Seven superb compositions beautifully played by a stellar line-up, The Edge of Chaos is a stunner.
"The edge of chaos is the constantly shifting battle zone between stagnation and anarchy, the one place where a complex system can be spontaneous, adaptive and alive." - Mitchell Waldrop
Dixon Nacey (guitar)
Roger Manins (saxophone)
Kevin Field (piano)
Olivier Holland (bass)
Andy Keegan (drums)
Jonathan Leung and Chelsea Prastiti (vocals on Taupo)
Auckland-based guitarist Dixon Nacey has, in his 27-year career in music, worked with some of the finest local and international musicians across a wide range of genres. He is in high demand as a session musician and sideman, and has been the Musical Director for the "Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park" since 2016.
He is also a respected and sought-after teacher, having held posts with the University of Auckland (2003-2019), Excel SOPA (1999-2006, 2012-2014), Ara/CPIT (2009-2011, 2016), and Massey (Auckland, 2007-2013), and hosting numerous workshops and clinics.
He has recorded three albums with Samsom Nacey Haines: Open to Suggestions (2008), was a finalist in the 2009 NZ Music Awards, and Oxide (2011) and Cross Now (2013) were released on Rattle.