Navigation for New Horizons

William reviews three new local releases with links to New Zealand's musical past:

He Rangi Paihuarere: A Tribute to the Late Hirini Melbourne (Black Media/Ode) ... the master's songs are reinterpreted by various musicians, originally for a show at the 2012 WOMAD Festival in New Plymouth. William plays the contibutions from Mel Davis, Tama Waipara, Ria Hall, Teremoana Rapley, Arekatera Maihi and Kawiti Waetford.

The Warratahs - 25 Year Collection (Ode)

Jazz Concert 1950, Auckland Town Hall (Ode) ... the live concert was relayed to and recorded at the Astor Recording Studio in Shortland Street. It features a who's-who of the Auckland jazz scene at the time. William plays tracks by Mavis Rivers and tin whistle maestro Hughie Gordon.


Complete Playlist

Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns – Te Ku Te Whe (Rattle RAT D004)
Nunns/Melbourne: Purerehua

Hirini Melbourne – Te Aitanga a Tane (Radio NZ)
Melbourne: Te Purerehua

Various – He Rangi Paihuarere: A Tribute to the Late Dr Hirini Melbourne (Black Media/Ode Manu 5139)
Melbourne: E rer te manu [Mel Davis]
Melbourne: Kiwi [Tama Waipara]
Melbourne: Tihore Mai Te Rangi [Ria Hall]
Melbourne: Purerehua [Teremoana Rapley]
Melbourne: Pureora [Arekatera Maihi]
Melbourne: Mai te kakana [Kawiti Waetford]

Moana and the Moahunters – Tahi (Southside D30747)
Melbourne: Tihore Mai

The Warratahs – 25 Year Collection (Ode Manu 5140)
Saunders/Mason: East of Mt Eden
Saunders: Maureen
Mason: Down your street
Saunders/Hunt: Cape Turnagain/Naming the Gods

Various – Jazz Concert 1950, Auckland Town Hall (Ode CDODE 467)
Arr Lee: Baby you can count on me
Duke/Gershwin: I can’t get started [Mavis Rivers]
Bernie/Casey/Pinkard: Sweet Georgia Brown [Hughie Gordon, tin whistle]