Recorded two months before Tales, Big Adventure is my fourth Australian trio project. With Philip Rex on bass and Niko Schauble drumming, I am free as a player and composer to go anywhere musically, and I feel that we set ourselves some exciting challenges on this recording.
The title track is a waltz which uses the South Indian principle of subdivision of the pulse into four and then five beats as the solos unfold. ‘Wicked’ changes metre in almost every bar, before slipping into a different tempo for the last few bars of the form. There is a gentler version of ‘Silverland’, my tribute to the songwriting of Daniel Johns of silverchair, and a long rendition of ‘Wist’ featuring a remarkable bass solo by Phil.