Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis
Ten Sails
Lukktone (LH004CD) / Hobbledehoy (HOB039LP)
2015

Ten exquisite miniatures written by Australian pianist/composer Luke Howard and Brooklyn-based trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, recorded in a Berlin apartment in the summer of 2014.

“Delicate piano notes dance with the tiny sounds of the keyboard action, only to be picked up by the sweeping timbre of the trumpet... like the dance of a sail in a blue cloudless sky... At one point Ten Sails feels like a record by Nils Frahm and Arve Henriksen, except that no, this is a record by Luke Howard and Nadje Noordhuis, a surprising duet making a name for themselves on their own.” – Headphone Commute

Bandcamp / iTunes (AU) / iTunes (US)

Luke Howard piano, harmonium
Nadje Noordhuis trumpet, flugelhorn
Daniel Farrugia percussion

Recorded July 2014
Lichte Studio, Berlin

Engineered by Martyn Heyne
Additional engineering by Dustin McLean and Niko Schäuble
Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Mastered by Martyn Heyne
Artwork by Luci Everett

Produced by Luke Howard and Nadje Noordhuis

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Luke Howard & Janos Bruneel
Open Road
Which Way Music (WWM011) / Gube Music (32033)
2011

Born of a road trip through Nordic Europe, Open Road is a sometime pensive, always pure performance. This achingly beautiful performance is enhanced by the astounding quality of the recording – Howard’s subtle and delicate touch is wrapped in the embrace of Bruneel’s bass. Every minute nuance is evident. The duo have performed in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

“One to savour for its evocative duets, its texturally rich solos, and the journey itself.” – Ausjazz (4 stars)

“Beautifully recorded... virtually sings with serenity and inspired interpretation.” – The Weekend Australian (4 stars)

“These gentle, tightly focused dialogues emphasise beauty of sound at every turn through the corridors of melody, rhythm, harmony and texture... Highly recommended.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

Compact disc / iTunes (AU) / iTunes (US) / 96k

Luke Howard piano
Janos Bruneel bass

Recorded at RainbowStudio, Oslo
Engineered and mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug

Produced by Luke Howard