Aaron Choulai Trio | Ranu – [Sunny Side Records, 2009]Choulai’s new recording “Ranu” illustrates the depth of his talent and that of his Australia based trio that includes bassist Sam Anning and either drummer Ben Vanderwal or Rory Mcdugall. Originally from Papua New Guinea, Choulai has called Australia, New York City and Japan home.
Only in his mid- twenties, he has performed and recorded with some of New York’s greatest musicians. “Ranu” finds Choulai in a pared down setting where the listener can truly appreciate his talent and artistic ambition. The recording includes four modern classics, among them, pieces by Neil Young and Radiohead.