Cy­ber jazz re­leased

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LIAM Ryan has part­nered­with band man Rodger Fox to re­lease an elec­tro jazz track this week.

Caribbean Cruise fea­tures Tau­ranga’s Liam Ryan on Rhodes pi­ano, Moog synth and pro­gram­ming, with Rodger on trom­bone and Steve Gar­den from Rat­tle Records on drums. The track was re­leased on­line through Torch Mu­sic.

It pays homage to the Caribbean and to the lo­cal juke box/ bar in sub­ur­ban Christchurch­where Liam grew up in the late 1960s.

“It was a clas­sic New Zealand sub­ur­ban 60smilk bar— the Church cor­ner han­gout for the Villa Maria girls af­ter school. It was ac­tion packed— and had the best juke box in the area. Caribbean Cruise was a jam piece Iwrote­while in Christchurch band NightMusique in the 1970s, but sadly the band never recorded it.”

Liam is key­boardist with The Narcs and is gig­ging with The Midge Mars­den Band and his own elec­tro-jazz unit The Blue Riders.

The project came to­gether at Liam’s Waihi Anam Cara stu­dio and Steve’s Mt Eden Gar­den Shed stu­dio. Rodger’s trom­bone was recorded at Stu­dio 11B in Mount Maun­ganui. The track was mas­tered byMike Beever in Nel­son.

“One of the joys of the in­ter­net is be­ing able to live in the prov­inces and still play with great play­ers,” says Liam. The rule was sim­ple—‘one take only’ — apart from some tweak­ing of elec­tronic sam­ples the piece pretty much wrote it­self. A kind of cy­ber-jazz.”

Caribbean Cruise is one of four pieces Liam will re­lease as an EP early next year.

Liam Ryan and Rodger Fox re­lease the track CaribbeanCruise.

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