Shiko Sumo

Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
29.05.2018

Label: Rattle

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

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  • 1Manfred04:03
  • 2The Bewildering Case of Doxy Ford04:42
  • 3Continental Drift06:40
  • 4Replay06:26
  • 5That05:37
  • 6Running Through My Mind07:11
  • 7The Mire05:11
  • 8Mou (Memorandum of Understanding)07:44
  • 9Free Fall07:55
  • 10Smoking Gun04:38
  • Total Runtime01:00:07

Info for Shiko



Sumo was formed in 2007 as a quartet with Richie Pickard on acoustic bass, Daniel Kennedy on drums, Gwyn Reynolds on sax, and Darren Pickering on piano. Dan chose the name, and their motto was ‘heavy, sweaty jazz’. The band performed every week at Fat Eddies, a live music venue that was destroyed in the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Their first album, Throwing Salt (2009), was a Best Jazz Album finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards.

In 2016, Gwyn and Dan welcomed Michael Story (acoustic bass) and Joe McCallum (drums) into the line up. Shiko is based on the successful concept of the previous album, where the members of the quartet plus six guests each compose a tune featuring any combination of the ten-piece ensemble they choose.

Gwyn Reynolds, saxophone
Darren Pickering, piano, keyboards
Michael Stroy, acoustic bass
Joseph McCallum, drums
Featuring:
Brad Kang, guitar
Heather Webb, guitar
Glen Wagstaff, guitar
Tim Driver, piano
Tamara Smith, flute
Jimmy Rainey, saxophone
Cameron Pearce, trumpet (on "That")
Tom Rainey, piano (on "The Mire and MoU")

Recorded and mixed by Dave Cooper at Ara Music Arts and Zero Point Audio, Christchurch, New Zealand
Mastered by Steve Garden at Garden Shed Music Studio, Auckland, New Zealand
Produced by Gwyn Reynolds and Sumo



Sumo
was formed in 2007 as a quartet with Richie Pickard on acoustic bass, Daniel Kennedy on drums, Gwyn Reynolds on sax, and Darren Pickering on piano. Dan chose the name, and the band motto was ‘heavy, sweaty jazz’. They performed weekly at Fat Eddies, a live music venue that was destroyed in the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

Their first album, Throwing Salt (2009), was a Best Jazz Album finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards. In 2016, Gwyn and Darren welcomed Michael Story (acoustic bass) and Joe McCallum (drums) into the line up. Shiko is based on the successful concept of the previous album, where the members of the quartet plus six guests each compose a tune featuring any combination of the ten-piece ensemble they choose.

Sumo has an eclectic jazz sound ranging from acoustic straight-ahead to latin influence grooves to all out fusion. The focus is always on fresh original material.

This album contains no booklet.

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