2013 Trevor Rabin – Jacaranda

Jacaranda is the fifth studio album by South African musician, songwriter, and producer Trevor Rabin, released on May 8, 2012 on Varèse Sarabande. His first solo album of new material since Can’t Look Away (1989), Rabin started work on the album in 2007 by writing music in various sryles that was challenging for him to play, including jazz fusion, rock, blues, classical, and bluegrass. Most of the album’s song titles refer to Rabin’s experiences while growing up in South Africa. Recording took place over a six-year period at his studio in Los Angeles. Five guest musicians perform on the album, including drummers Lou Molino III, Vinnie Colaiuta, Rabins’ son Ryan, bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, and singer Liz Constantine.

After the release of Jacaranda was pushed back several times, the album had a limited release which entered the U.S. Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums charts at number 6 and number 19 under Jazz Albums. Several reviewers rated the album highly, giving praise to Rabin’s musical abilities and the variety of genres he covers. Rabin cites Jacaranda as the best album of his career, and announced that a follow up album with lead vocals was in progress.


1  Spider Boogie (Trevor Rabin) 00:52
2  Market Street (Trevor Rabin) 05:35
3  Anerley Road (Trevor Rabin) 07:13
4  Through The Tunnel (Trevor Rabin) 05:54
5  The Branch Office (Trevor Rabin) 02:06
6  Rescue (Trevor Rabin) 03:56
7  Killarney 1 & 2 (Trevor Rabin) 03:54
8  Storks Bill Geranium Waltz (Trevor Rabin) 01:01
9  Me And My Boy (Trevor Rabin) 03:13
10  Freethought (Trevor Rabin) 02:14
11  Zoo Lake (Trevor Rabin) 04:08
12  Gazania (Trevor Rabin) 03:12



BassTrevor Rabin
GuitarTrevor Rabin
KeyboardsTrevor Rabin
VocalsTrevor Rabin

Other Musicians

2 Market Street

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta

3 Anerley Road

BassTal Wilkenfeld
DrumsLou Molino

4 Through The Tunnel

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta

5 The Branch Office

DrumsRyan Rabin

6 Rescue

VocalsLiz Constantine

9 Me And My Boy

DrumsRyan Rabin

10 Freethought

BassLou Molino

11 Zoo Lake

BassLou Molino

Liner Notes

Producer – Trevor Rabin
Engineer – Trevor Rabin
Mastered By – Paul Linford

Art Direction, Design – Bill Pitzonka
Artwork By – Hannah Hooper

Manufactured By Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
Recorded At The Jacaranda Room
Phonographic Copyright (p) Trevor Rabin
Copyright (c) Trevor Rabin