2 Feb 2012

Kevin Field

He is an accomplished local jazz pianist whose latest record began life as a response to a near-death experience. When Field got out of hospital he headed over to Nathan Haines' house and laid down Cousin Morphine. It was the first composition of a series that would become an album called 'Field Of Vision'. The composer and teacher talks about his love of Herbie Hancock who, like Field, began playing classical repertoire before disappearing down the jazz rabbit hole.