Mike Nock and Roger Manins Two Out Album Launch (9pm)
“The appeal … lies beyond just the nostalgia of these well-known songs, but in the original way they are played, preserving their original, often romantic, aspects in a style of superlative expression and sensitivity.” The Australian
Jazz legend Mike Nock and superb saxophonist Roger Manins last year released Two Out, acclaimed album of standards that included firm favourites, such as Ellington and Strayhorn’s Isfahan, Rogers and Hart’s Falling in Love with Love, along with a tune from left field in the form Tennessee Waltz, rendered, naturally, with a personal twist. Mike said the recording session was relaxed and spontaneous: “Most were first takes, as Roger and I wanted to capture some of that elusive magic that can happen when you ‘look the other way’”.
No doubt that magic will be recreated, albeit in a different way—this is jazz after all—when the pair perform some of these standards live for us. This is a wonderful opportunity to see two of New Zealand’s finest exports explore some of the music they grew up with as both listeners and players.
MIKE NOCK piano ROGER MANINS saxophone
Support Act: Martha Marlow (8pm)
At just 22, Martha Marlow has performed alongside the likes of Katie Noonan, Matt Corby and Clare Bowditch and has performed her original compositions with the Australian Youth Orchestra. Her intricate turnings and pure voice are trademarks of her unique sound, that you might recognize from her moving rendition of Randy Newman’s 'It feels like Home", recently featured for Qantas. Tonight she showcases a new set of material for SIMA.