The Edge of Chaos Dixon Nacey

Album info

Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
15.10.2019

Label: Rattle Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1Habituation05:09
  • 2Etiquette10:05
  • 3Taupo05:48
  • 4Bench Wrecker06:48
  • 5Sketchy05:22
  • 6Ballad 209:51
  • 7Beeper11:11
  • Total Runtime54:14

Info for The Edge of Chaos



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, vocals (on "Taupo")
Chelsea Prastiti, vocals (on "Taupo")

Recorded by John Kim at the Kenneth Myers
Centre, Auckland, March 23-24, 2019
Mixed by Steve Garden and Dixon Nacey
Produced by Dixon Nacey



Dixon Nacey
is a guitarist, musical director, arranger and producer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

His 22 year music career has seen him perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz & pop musicians as a sideman and leader.

Dixon has also travelled throughout Australasia, Asia, U.S.A and Canada performing with Alma Micic (USA), Larry Ransome (USA), Denise Perrier (USA), Andy Irvine (USA), Andrew Dickeson (Aus), Natalie Dietz (Aus), Michel and Shem Benebig (New Caledonia) Nathan Haines, King Kapisi, Tama Waipara, Annie Crummer, Whirimako Black, Caitlin Smith, Kevin Field, Roger Manins, and Tim Hopkins.

He has recorded three albums (2008, 2011 and 2013) with the ‘Samsom Nacey Haines Trio’, the first of which was a finalist in the 2009 Jazz Tui of The Year Award. He also leads The John Scofield Project, plays Organ-Guitar-Drums trio jazz with The Alan Brown trio, rock-reggae with ‘dDub’, funk soul with CMC and Latin music with Santiago Soul Stars.

Dixon currently teaches jazz at Auckland, Massey and Christchurch Universities in New Zealand.usic Awards. Oxide (2011) and Cross Now (2013) were released on Rattle.

This album contains no booklet.

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