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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 27, 1940

New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. His reputation rests partly on his imposing international experience which includes:

  • twenty-five years working in the USA with many of the world’s top jazz musicians such as: Coleman Hawkins, Yusef Lateef, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, etc…
  • a large catalogue of critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings
  • his role as leader of the 1970’s seminal jazz-rock group The Fourth Way
  • a substantial body of original compositions in print and on recordings
Nock returned to Australia in 1985 after spending 25 years in the USA where he established an international reputation through his many tours and large catalogue of recordings...
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”Nock's ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter.” —Fred Bouchard, Down Beat (USA)

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Featured recording “Kindred”

Kindred

FWM Records
2012
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    Kindred

    FWM Records
    2012
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    Hear and Know

    FWM Records
    2012
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    An Accumulation of Subtleties

    FWM Records
    2010
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    Meeting of the Waters

    Jazzhead (Australia)
    2007
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    Duologue

    Birdland Records
    2007
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    Open Door

    Ode Records
    2006
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    Live

    ABC Jazz
    2004
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