In the lead up to the awards, the three finalists for the Tui Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year 2014 chat about their albums; Reuben Bradley for 'Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies', Phil Broadhurst for 'Flaubert's Dance', and eventual winner Nathan Haines for 'Vermillion Skies'.
Pianist Phil Broadhurst recording ‘Flaubert’s Dance’ photo by Steve Garden. The album cover for ‘Flaubert’s Dance’.
Nathan Haines (left) with Ben Turua (bass) and Alain Koetsier (drums) at CJC Jazz Club, 1885, Auckland 2013. Photo by Adrian Malloch. The album cover for Vermillion Skies.
Reuben Bradley, photo by The International Office. The album cover for ‘Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies’
Artist: Phil Broadhurst
Songs: First Shot (For Herbie Hancock), Loping
Album: Flaubert’s Dance
Artist: Reuben Bradley
Song: Ladies Man
Artist: Nathan Haines
Title: First Light
Album: Vermillion Skies