I was delighted to find BlueHaus, as the team have as much enthusiasm and dedication to creating the perfect mallet for every artist, as the artists themselves have for creating and performing music. When talking with Brad, it was clear that we shared a passion for bringing the best sound out of the vibraphone, and his innovative approach and flexibility makes this a reality. The ability to customise every aspect is second to none and has allowed me to get the exact sound I’m looking for. BlueHaus are constantly striving to find ways improve their mallets, such as introducing advanced materials, and it’s exciting to be involved with a company that is bringing innovations to the market.
Subterranea is the debut album from six piece ensemble Mosaic, led by 2015 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner and British vibraphonist Ralph Wyld. A musician of real depth and creativity, Ralph Wyld has been described by Jazzwise Magazine as ‘one to look out for’ and has been praised by the Financial Times for this ‘rhythmic accuracy and panache’. Produced by fellow vibraphonist Jim Hart, Subterranea not only marks Ralph’s arrival onto the UK scene but also anticipates what will inevitably be the start of a glowing career as a vibraphonist and composer.
“a cool but very joined-up genre-crossing venture for an unusual lineup featuring his lustrous, Gary Burton-like vibraphone sound joined to brass, clarinets, a cello, and a hip and sophisticated rhythmic section” – The Guardian
“This album stands as an example of British contemporary jazz at its finest […] The whole ensemble melds together and fits perfectly with the band name. This is a mosaic where the pieces fit together into a strong and beautiful whole.” – Kind of Jazz, 5*
Run Time 50:10