Born: May 12, 1971
New Zealand born jazz pianist, currently resident in London, UK.
The set concludes on a piece with gospel inflections, a perfect summary of the duo's chemistry and deep understanding. There is no denying its artistry, creativity and understated charm. FRANCOIS COUTURE, ALLMUSIC.COM
The consistently fabulous Leo label continues to unearth creative music form spirits known and often unknown... Intricate ideas, majestic and melodic, melancholy and elegant. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY, NY REVIEW MAY 2004
Biathanatos is an introspective musical conversation between two of the most unique voices that the New Zealand jazz fraternity has produced. These two special musicians build and destroy musical structures with subtle intensity, seamlessly moulding improvised music forms, electronica, contemporary composition, Baltic and Balkan folk music and jazz into an engaging sound that is pure communication of human feelings and emotions. LEO RECORDS, PRESS RELEASE MAY 2004
Sophie Garner makes a striking CD debut. She has the knack of making a song swing and her interpretations are original. Her band is excellent, too, especially pianist Duncan Haynes and saxophonist Brandon Allen. DAVE GELLY, THE OBSERVER JUNE 2005