UNWIND: Hayden Chisholm, Paul Dyne, Norman Meehan, Julien Dyne
Unwind is saxophonist Hayden Chisholm’s New Zealand based project and tours annually. The group performs original music that, although flavoured by chamber music, Indian raga and various folk traditions, is somewhere close to the republic of jazz.
Joining Hayden is renowned bassist Paul Dyne (Sustenance, Mike Nock, Malcolm McNeill) and pianist and composer Norman Meehan.
In 2019 their summer tour will introduce audiences to percussion master Julien Dyne (Ladi6, Fat Freddies Drop), the most recent addition to the group.
Unwind’s music is released by Rattle Records
Chisholm’s nuanced, melodic and sometimes classically romantic saxophonelines seduce, charm and beguile by virtue of their understatement, discretion and assurance. Unwind invites you in to its world without haste, a place of thoughtfulness and emotional depth........Graham Reid
New Zealand born saxophonist Hayden Chisholm is one of finest jazz musicians to have emerged in this country. Raised in New Plymouth, Hayden has lived in Germany since the early 1990s where he has established himself as an instrumentalist and composer at the forefront of jazz in Europe.
This tour promotes their new album 'ORANGE', an album that features the trio’s original music.
John Fenton (JazzLocal32) described their music as ‘pure unalloyed ballad beauty – beauty of a kind that is exceedingly rare.’
Hayden’s music has been widely feted in Europe and this tour offers New Zealand music lovers the chance to experience it in intimate settings, and played in the company of three New Zealand musicians at the top of their game.