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1 - Marigold  (12:38)

2 - Jesus Saunters Across the Hudson Wielding a       Plastic Saxophone  (5:51)

3 - Rasp  (6:32)

4 - Wind  (6:07)

5 - Questions in Red  (4:58)

6 - Cold Old Mould (7:00)

7 - Île De Batz (5:33)

8 - Over-Caffination on a tiny scooter  (5:56)

9 - Night Forest Cat (6:16)

10 - Captain Kākāpo (2:00)

Oscar Lavën - sax

Mike Taylor - trumpet

John Rae -  drums

Patrick Bleakley - bass

Ayrton Foote  - piano

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered  Alistair Isdale 2022

TH012 Oscar Lavën

Oscar Lavën has long been a source of innovation on the Wellington Jazz scene. The multi-instrumentalist is the lead tenor player for the Rodger Fox big band, and has also appeared with The Troubles, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, The Wellington Mingus Ensemble, and has performed throughout Australasia, Europe and the US. Equally adept on the trumpet, clarinet and bassoon, this release features Lavën on his primary instrument the tenor saxophone. 

The album is set for release on October 22nd at the Wellington Jazz Festival and features twelve unique compositions by Lavën, who is joined by award winning drummer John Rae, bassist Patrick Bleakley, trumpeter Mike Taylor and pianist Ayrton Foote.

Each track on the album showcases Lavën’s eclectic and lyrical improvisational style, while drawing on the canon of great tenor saxophone players. 

Questions in Red will be released on Spotify October 22nd 2022 and the album will also be available to download at

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