A new exciting sound in New Zealand music, MANTIS: The music of Drew Menzies – an album of jazz & classical music by NZ musician Reuben Bradley featuring John Psathas, Matt Penman & The New Zealand String Quartet.
MANTIS presents the music of the late Drew Menzies – one of New Zealand’s premier Double bass players in both Jazz & Classical music who passed away in 2007.
Searching for a way to bring recognition to Drew’s life & music, Reuben Bradley decided on arranging Drew’s compositions for String Quartet and Jazz Quartet together – creating an extremely different musical experience that is both exciting and interesting. The result is MANTIS.
With collaborations from John Psathas, The New Zealand String Quartet & jazz legend Matt Penman, this album delivers on a deep musical level as well as an emotional one; It was created by a mate, for a mate.