The Capitol Sessions marks Rodger’s 40 years of unwavering commitment to big band jazz, and it’s only fitting that it should have been recorded in one of the world’s great studios. As John Fenton so aptly put it in his liner notes, Capitol Studios is an iconic studio, where the ghosts of Les Paul, Nat Cole and Frank Sinatra hover over every note.


The track list features equally iconic tunes from the big band standard repertoire alongside lesser-known gems and a couple of very fine New Zealand compositions. Those who enjoy the punch and virtuosity of classic big band jazz are sure to agree that The Capitol Sessions is one of the fullest and most joyful expressions of the genre.