I was delighted to get to work on this album with Wayne Laird at Atoll Records.
Jenny McLeod passed away in November 2022 at the age go 81. Her contribution to New Zealand music is unparalleled. She was naturally gifted and a sharp intelligence right until the end. She will be missed, but we will always have her music!
One aim I had with this recording was for the Rock Sonata No. 1 to be given a sound befitting its influences; rock, jazz, Liszt-ian complexity that stretches Stephen De Pledge to the full.
Portrait With A Piano can be bought from Atoll here: https://www.atoll.co.nz/album.php?acd=223
Or listen to it wherever you stream your music.