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06/04/2022

Deep Thinking: Using The Pentatonic Scales

The last couple of Deep Thinking columns that featured one of Jaco Pastorius’ best pieces (IMHO) have maybe made the learning ...

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02/02/2022

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Teen Town (Part 2)

Admittedly it's been a while now, but in the last NZM issue we tackled one of Jaco Pastorius’ compositions for Weather ...

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11/01/2022

Celebrating 40 Years Of Flying Nun With Hocken Collections

Amanda Mills has been writing and reviewing for NZ Musician since 2007, and since 2011 has been employed at Hocken Collections ...

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08/06/2021

Musicians Recognised In 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Seven members of the Kiwi music industry are among those recognised with 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.  Singer Hinewehi ...

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15/09/2020

Deep Thinking: Cross Hand Exercises

Hi everyone! Many movies have a prequel delivered after the main feature has been released, but this article is the other ...

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21/04/2020

Long-lost Chills’ Video Released

A long-lost Chills video of the band’s 1982 debut single Rolling Moon has risen out of unfinished obscurity. Veteran cinematographer ...

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17/01/2020

Deep Thinking: Carol Kaye Of The Wrecking Crew

In this Deep Thinking session, we are going to look at a couple of tracks recorded by legendary US session bassist, Carol ...

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30/08/2019

Caroline Easther: Lucky

Caroline Easther ’s debut solo album has been a decade in the making, recorded between other musical projects. Lucky by ...

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02/08/2019

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 ...

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